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Times Staff WriterTurning my back on the discord of the material world, I have made my way not east but south to a land where redemption is only a samba away. And just hours after touching down, salvation is already at hand. Onstage at Claro Hall, on the outskirts of Rio...
Tags: Culture, Arts and Culture, Science, Bars and Clubs, Geography
There was no changing of the guard at the 42nd annual Country Music Assn. Awards on Wednesday night at the Sommet Center in Nashville. Kenny Chesney repeated as entertainer of the year, winning the top prize for the fourth time in five years. Brad...
Beck "Modern Guilt" (DGC Records) * * * There are many probable reasons Beck made "Modern Guilt," his concise yet deliberately cosmic collaboration with fellow shaggy pop auteur Danger Mouse. He's finishing up a long contract with his record label; he...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBEFORE "Jersey Boys" had its tryout run in 2004 in La Jolla, the two central real-life characters on which it's based -- the diminutive singer Frankie Valli and the keyboard-playing songwriter Bob Gaudio -- feared that was not the right locale to unveil a...
Koko Taylor, a Chicago musical icon who became one of the most revered female blues vocalists of her time with signature hits such as "Wang Dang Doodle," "I'm a Woman" and "Hey Bartender," died Wednesday at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago of...
Times Pop Music CriticKANYE WEST has always fancied himself a hero; now he has staged his "Götterdämmerung." The hip-hop star may or may not have been thinking about Richard Wagner's epic Ring cycle when he decided to turn his Glow in the Dark tour into an apocalyptic space...
Special to The TimesJohnny Mercer is one of the most celebrated lyricists in American pop music, and it's no wonder when you consider just a fraction of his more than 1,000 songs: "One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "You Must Have Been a...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSitting in a West Los Angeles recording studio, just around the corner from the police station where he was booked as an accomplice to murder, gangsta rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg has two important dates on his mind. On Nov. 23, Interscope Records will...
Tags: Judges, Television, Rap (genre), Justice System, Murder
Headlines for Tuesday, June 18, 2013 SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR: Corey Sets Book Dates Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has announced a few in store appearances for his second book. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven (Or, How I Made...
Those looking for dynamic talents that produce multi-faceted songs and instrumentations should mark their calendar for Dec. 30 and 31, when Mighty Medicine will take the stage in The Noggin Room at Stafford's Perry Hotel in Petoskey. To classify the...
Tags: Genres, Music, Entertainment, Soul (genre), Entertainment Events
Staff WriterFrom the moment the first singer strides through the audience, walks onstage crooning “And the World Goes ’Round,” from the movie “New York, New York,” and takes her place underneath a spinning globe before being joined by...
2012 was a characteristically plentiful year in jazz performance, Chicagoans hearing a tremendous range of music. The best concerts, in chronological order: March 1: Tammy McCann at the Jazz Showcase. The majestic Chicago singer designed her four-...
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