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Pentatonix has the pipes, but pop stardom can be tricky

The a cappella group Pentatonix is built on the unaccompanied interplay of its five members' voices. But the most remarkable moment in the quintet's concert Monday night — and the most vivid demonstration of its improbable accomplishment — involved only one of those voices, in...

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Avenged Sevenfold brings 'Deathbat' to life in video game

The members of Orange County’s heavy metal slayers Avenged Sevenfold recently found themselves in a rather enviable position in this depressed music sales climate. That is, the band had money to spare — about a cool half-million — for a dream project.

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Music tastemaker Gary Calamar of KCRW makes an EP of his own work

Every aspiring musician needs someone to believe in their songs. KCRW-FM DJ Gary Calamar, who is also one of Hollywood's most respected music supervisors, has been that person for countless bands, placing their tracks in television shows such as "True Blood," "Six Feet Under" and "Dexter."


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