Laura Marling defies age - and expectations 
The British singer-songwriter’s allure is wrapped up in both her prodigious talent and people’s incredulous reaction to it.
(KARL WALTER/GETTY IMAGES FOR COACHELLA)

Laura Marling defies age - and expectations

The British singer-songwriter’s allure is wrapped up in both her prodigious talent and people’s incredulous reaction to it.

(KARL WALTER/GETTY IMAGES FOR COACHELLA)

CD REVIEW
Blues, ballads, and heart and soul: Tom Waits’s ‘Bad as Me’
- Right out of the gate, Tom Waits extends the best possible introduction to his buoyant new album: “All aboard!” he barks toward the end of the opening “Chicago.”
(Photo by Jesse Dylan)

CD REVIEW

Blues, ballads, and heart and soul: Tom Waits’s ‘Bad as Me’

- Right out of the gate, Tom Waits extends the best possible introduction to his buoyant new album: “All aboard!” he barks toward the end of the opening “Chicago.”

(Photo by Jesse Dylan)

Motown songwriter Nick Ashford dies at age 70
- Nick Ashford, one-half of the legendary Motown songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson that penned elegant, soulful classics for the likes of Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye and funk hits for Chaka Khan and others, died Monday at age 70, his former publicist said.

Motown songwriter Nick Ashford dies at age 70

- Nick Ashford, one-half of the legendary Motown songwriting duo Ashford & Simpson that penned elegant, soulful classics for the likes of Diana Ross and Marvin Gaye and funk hits for Chaka Khan and others, died Monday at age 70, his former publicist said.