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Fans of musical dramas may experience some deja vu while watching "Cadillac Records"; the story is remarkably similar to one told in the middle of 2006's "Dreamgirls," in a montage sequence set to "Steppin' to the Bad Side." There's the plucky upstart...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIn Oscar-winning writer-director Michel Gondry's upcoming comedy "Be Kind Rewind," Jack Black and Mos Def play accidental auteurs -- a couple of knock-around film novices who end up making movie magic with a minimum of resources: tin foil and cardboard, a...
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Times Staff WriterNEW YORK — Slender actresses nibbling on red meat are a tired trope of celebrity profiles, but an artist's gustatory cravings rarely reveal anything about her character. But what Amy Winehouse ordered before a recent sold-out show at the Bowery...
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Special to The TimesYou know a music festival is stacked to the gills with talent when Rakim, considered the father of modern hip-hop lyricism, is stuck playing the 2:30 p.m. slot in the scorching San Bernardino summer sun. But Rock the Bells isn't just any festival, having...
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Nigerian saxophonist Femi Kuti plays live in his home country at least three times a week, sits in on studio sessions with some artists who request his collaboration, and is finishing a new album with his band, the Positive Force. He's also a family...
Glendale Pops subscribers probably don’t know the name or music of 30-year-old Miles Mosley, a bassist and composer who headlines Saturday with the Glendale Pops Orchestra at the Alex Theatre. The pairing is a departure for a series more likely to...
VarietyWith an exceptional crop of television's leading men, the battle for lead drama actor is filled with veteran faces and new contenders ready to challenge three-time champ Bryan Cranston. The "Breaking Bad" thesp has reigned supreme -- until the series took...
Zap2ItStill recovering from the loss of his wife, the police forensics expert and secret serial killer (Michael C. Hall) is on the trail of not one murderer but two (Colin Hanks and Edward James Olmos, as a lethal duo with a symbiotic relationship) in this...
To his friends, extended family members and Living Colour band mates, bassist and Bloomfield, Conn. native Doug Wimbish is known as the “ambience director.” It’s easy to see why. Minutes into my visit to his Asylum Avenue studio, I&...
**1/2 (out of four) Last Sunday, the Grammys’ collabo-lust spawned the awkward unity of Maroon 5/Beach Boys and Foo Fighters/Deadmau5. So of course the Grammys helped support “Re:Generation,” a documentary that dares five of the world&...
Glendale isn't normally considered the center of modern electronic music, but for one of the genre's legendary acts, the Crystal Method, the area has been home for nearly two decades. When Scott Kirkland and Ken Jordan, two Vegas-based DJs, moved to...
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