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Kendrick Lamar takes to the sky in downtown L.A. for 'Alright' video

It may well be lonely at the top, but Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar seems to like it there. After filming his “King Kunta” video on a rooftop in his hometown, on Thursday he mounted a traffic light pole near L.A. Live downtown to shoot his latest video for the track “Alright” from his “To Pimp...

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  • 'LAoki' on Broadway

    'LAoki' on Broadway

    Steve Aoki, an electronic dance music DJ, producer and recording artist, performs at his concert, titled "LAoki," on Broadway, between 4th and 6th streets, in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday night. Aoki, who just released his third album, "Neon Future II," was joined by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti...

  • Doors drummer John Densmore to host Hollywood book signing Saturday

    Doors drummer John Densmore to host Hollywood book signing Saturday

    Doors drummer John Densmore recounted his roller coaster ride through the legal system on the opposite side of the courtroom from his former bandmates in his lively 2013 book “The Doors Unhinged: Jim Morrison’s Legacy Goes on Trial,” and Saturday he’ll be signing copies in Hollywood.

  • Rock in Rio debuts to 82,000 fans

    Rock in Rio debuts to 82,000 fans

    Rock in Rio made it in South America and Europe. But how did the decades-old music festival fare in America? 

  • Can One Tribe find new territory in L.A.'s dance music scene?

    Can One Tribe find new territory in L.A.'s dance music scene?

    Is there room in the crowded Southern California dance music scene for another major festival?

  • Kamasi Washington expands jazz's boundaries on new album 'The Epic'

    Kamasi Washington expands jazz's boundaries on new album 'The Epic'

    When jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington was contributing string arrangements to rapper Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp a Butterfly," few could have predicted that both L.A. artists would end up dominating the conversation about hip-hop and jazz in 2015.

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