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August Brown

August Brown has covered pop music and nightlife at the Los Angeles Times since 2005. He has written extensively on electronic dance music, hip-hop, K-Pop, noise music and many other genres, and can reliably locate the best dive bar within a one-mile radius of any point in L.A. County. Once, as a wiseacre adolescent, he was almost cast opposite Burt Reynolds in an early '90s buddy-cop comedy, and really wishes that had panned out.
Ben Is Dead returns from the dead — for one Sunday, at least

The beloved '90s L.A. punk zine rises from the grave at this exhibition, which features art from back issues (which counted Ron Athey and Vaginal Davis as early contributors) and a performance from scene staple Jawbreaker.

Top artists and fans celebrate Mac Miller's life at a Halloween tribute: 'We can never fulfill that gift'

A huge array of artists — Chance the Rapper, Anderson .Paak, John Mayer, Travis Scott — perform a tribute to the late rapper, who died this year from a suspected drug overdose.

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