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Randall Roberts

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Randall Roberts is a staff writer covering music for the Los Angeles Times, and pens the weekly California Sounds music column. He keeps an eye on genres including pop, hip-hop, rock, EDM, country, folk and international sounds. During his time at the paper he has been music editor and pop music critic. His work has been honored by the L.A. Press Club, the National Assn. of Black Journalists, the James Beard Foundation and others. His 2009 story, “On the Road to Burma: Ozomatli, Unlikely U.S. Diplomats” was included in the “Best Music Writing 2010” anthology. Roberts has been a radio and club DJ, worked music retail as an indie and EDM buyer at a major Midwest record store, and remains a steadfast believer in the supremacy of vinyl.

Recent Articles

  • Actor Bill Paxton, 61, dies after complications from surgery

    Actor Bill Paxton, 61, dies after complications from surgery

    Bill Paxton, who earned success through roles in movies including “Apollo 13,” “Titanic,” “A Simple Plan,” “Weird Science,” “Twister” and “True Lies,” as well as that of a polygamist Mormon businessman in the hit HBO series “Big Love,” has died.  The actor, who was 61, died due to complications...

  • Beyoncé joins outcry against Trump's move on transgender rights

    Beyoncé joins outcry against Trump's move on transgender rights

    In the wake of the Trump administration’s decision to roll back protections that allow transgender students to use bathrooms based on their gender identity, artists across the continuum have taken to social media and the airwaves.  At the top of the list? Beyoncé, who posted on her Facebook page...

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