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  • Review: Anne LeBaron's unexpected body of work can amaze at REDCAT

    Review: Anne LeBaron's unexpected body of work can amaze at REDCAT
    Anne LeBaron is a composer as transformer. She transforms instruments, such as putting objects on the strings of the harp to tease out hidden sounds. She transforms cultural contexts, be they Kazakh, Bach or Katrina. She deals with what we know, with...
  • 'Become Ocean' by John Luther Adams wins Pulitzer Prize for music

    'Become Ocean' by John Luther Adams wins Pulitzer Prize for music
    John Luther Adams won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for music for his composition "Become Ocean," an orchestral work that premiered last year with the Seattle Symphony, which commissioned the piece. "Become Ocean" is a sonic work that is intended to evoke the...
  • 'Book of Mormon,' 'Chimerica' win at Olivier Awards in London

    'Book of Mormon,' 'Chimerica' win at Olivier Awards in London
    The play "Chimerica" and the Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon" were the big winners Sunday at the Laurence Olivier Awards in London. The annual awards — Britain's equivalent of the Tony Awards — were held at the Royal Opera House and...
  • Women play second fiddle at summer music festivals like Coachella

     Women play second fiddle at summer music festivals like Coachella
    INDIO, Calif. — Dee Dee Penny, lead singer of the Dum Dum Girls, is no stranger to performing at giant summer musical events. At the first of the two-weekend Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival events last Friday, her retro-rock act played...
  • Coachella 2014: Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel charm a weathered crowd

    Coachella 2014: Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel charm a weathered crowd
    Like a fisherman casting a lure, Beck on Sunday night offered a lesson in how to draw a tired, coming-down crowd and muster one more burst of adrenalin.  Moving through the quick-tempoed party jams before going deep with songs from his new album, ...
  • Coachella moves to the beat of digital youth

    Coachella moves to the beat of digital youth
    INDIO — As a giant impenetrable scrum of attendees waited for New Zealand singer Lorde, 17, to take the Outdoor stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Nearby, MGMT played the main stage, and the chorus of its song "The Youth"...
  • Coachella 2014: Who really headlined, Arcade Fire or dance music?

    Coachella 2014: Who really headlined, Arcade Fire or dance music?
    Who was Sunday's Coachella headliner? The band that played last, to wrap up the weekend on the main stage? Or the act that drew probably the weekend's biggest crowd, and certainly its most fevered rush of fans? If the answer is the former, it's...
  • Review: Minimalist Jukebox Festival anything but minimal here

    Review: Minimalist Jukebox Festival anything but minimal here
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic's Minimalist Jukebox Festival orchestral program last weekend was not minimal, which Roget's tells us is synonymous for negligible, trifling, slight, nominal, token, insignificant, smallest. Find a dictionary of antonyms and...
  • A more upscale Coachella still has some fun ragged edges

    A more upscale Coachella still has some fun ragged edges
    INDIO — The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has been referred to by some as Bro-chella since at least 2008, when the annual desert gathering featured such dude-friendly headliners as Jack Johnson and Roger Waters. The latest edition,...
  • Coachella 2014: Skrillex and Darkside find their own sides of the moon

    Coachella 2014: Skrillex and Darkside find their own sides of the moon
    There was a huge, heaving mass of Coachella fans listening to time-shifting, hard-riffing music with an apocalyptic sci-fi bent last night. But they weren't watching the headliner Muse. While a trickle of committed fans progged out with the English hard...
  • Alex Chilton's reckless abandon in life and music

    Alex Chilton's reckless abandon in life and music
    Most musicians would trade their soul for a No. 1 record and go on to carry that success like a trophy. So it's a measure of the late Alex Chilton's craft and personality that he's less defined by "The Letter," the 1967 guitar-pop gem by his band the...