Yoolim Lee and Livia Yap, Bloomberg Published 4:32 am PST, Sunday, February 24, 2019 Sim Wong Hoo, chairman and chief executive officer of Creative Technology Ltd., poses for a photograph wearing the company's SXFI AIR headphones in Singapore, on Dec. 3, 2018. Sim Wong Hoo, chairman and chief executive officer of Creative Technology Ltd., poses for a photograph wearing the company's SXFI AIR headphones in Singapore, on Dec. 3, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Wie Leng Tay. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Wie Leng Tay. Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Sim Wong Hoo, chairman and chief executive officer of Creative Technology Ltd., poses for a photograph wearing the company's SXFI AIR headphones in Singapore, on Dec. 3, 2018. Sim Wong Hoo, chairman and chief executive officer of … [Read more...] about A Steve Jobs rival who hit hard times makes remarkable comeback
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PUBLISHED: 20:00 15 February 2019 Andrew Clarke Freddie Mercury, lead singer with the rock group Queen pictured at Live Aid. Photo: PA Wire This month it’s 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash aged just 22. Our arts editor takes a look back at other stars we lost before their time, from Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain to Whitney Houston. Buddy Holly (aircrash)February 3, 1959 was the day the music died – according to singer-songwriter Don MacLean – this was the day that rock ‘n’ roll superstar Buddy Holly died in an air-crash alongside fellow singers Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson.Bespectacled Buddy Holly had swiftly developed a love for rock ‘n’ roll after opening for Elvis Presley on tour dates in Texas during 1955. His style swiftly changed from country to rock and he became a prolific songwriter, penning such all-time classics as That’ll Be The Day, Peggy-Sue, … [Read more...] about How old were these stars when they died?
Video PUBLISHED: 19:14 15 February 2019 Andrew Clarke David Bowie - one of the many great musicians we lost too soon Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire Archant This month marks 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash. He is one of many brilliant musicians who have gone too soon. Elvis, Michael Jackson, Prince, Amy Winehouse and Billie Holiday all died too young, along with George Michael, Kurt Cobain and David Bowie. You can only wonder at what music they still had to make.John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix were both making new albums at the time of their deaths and nearly all of them were haunted by demons and by the pressures of fame which pushed them towards addiction. It frightening to see so many lives cut tragically short. Here are 15 great music stars who died before their time. Buddy Holly (aircrash) – February 3 1959 was the day the music died – according to singer-songwriter Don MacLean – this was the day that … [Read more...] about How old were stars like David Bowie when they died?
Home In-Depth Reporting California Split: 1 year after nation's largest… Bar Associations By Lyle Moran February 2019 Photo illustration by Sara Wadford For nearly 90 years, the State Bar of California hosted an annual convention that brought together hundreds of lawyers for educational programming, keynote speeches and networking. But amid legislative scrutiny and concerns about optics, the bar’s board voted to cancel the 2017 meeting that was to be held at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. The bar association later decided to stop hosting such gatherings indefinitely, determining they were emblematic of the trade association-like activities it wanted to put in its past. However, the so-called annual meeting for attorneys and various legal organizations was revived last year by a new group: the California Lawyers Association, known as CLA. The nonprofit launched in 2018 to house the State Bar’s specialty law sections that were split off as part of the … [Read more...] about California Split: 1 year after nation’s largest bar became 2 entities, observers see positive change
Mikael Wood Los Angeles Times Published 8:44 PM EST Jan 7, 2019 On this date in 2018, we didn’t know that Kanye West would visit the White House or that Beyoncé would blow up Coachella. We didn’t know about Kendrick Lamar’s Pulitzer Prize or Childish Gambino’s “This Is America.” And though we might’ve suspected that BTS would release an album (or two), we didn’t know that the K-pop group would become the first of its kind to top the Billboard 200 (and then do it again a few months later). Plenty more is sure to go down in pop music without warning in 2019, at least if we’re lucky. But as we set off into the new year, there are also things we can safely look forward to — and some big questions that should be answered in the next 12 months. Here are a few to keep in mind: Will Kanye West continue his bromance with Donald Trump? Looks like yes. After pledging in October to distance himself from politics — … [Read more...] about What to watch for in pop music in 2019