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  • 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...
  • Bigger, more rarefied Coachella offers revelers creature comforts

    Bigger, more rarefied Coachella offers revelers creature comforts
    INDIO — It wasn't yet 1:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Sahara Tent, but 16-year-old Niall Bauer had already met up with friends on the lawn in the massive, LED-flashing venue inside the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, which began the first...
  • Pussy Riot activists raise voices and issue call to action

     Pussy Riot activists raise voices and issue call to action
    Barely three months after their release from Russian prison, Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova sit outside a Santa Monica hotel, smoking cigarettes, insisting that their group Pussy Riot is not a band. "People sometimes think we are a musical group...
  • Coachella 2014: The Knife and Bryan Ferry put on a real show

    Coachella 2014: The Knife and Bryan Ferry put on a real show
    Toward the end of the Knife's Friday night set on the Outdoor Stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, a couple of shirtless bronzed bros wandered over from across the field, pulled by the siren song of an electronic house-music beat. They...
  • Coachella 2014: Outkast roll through with Polaroid-shaking return

    Coachella 2014: Outkast roll through with Polaroid-shaking return
    The buildup lasted much of Outkast's oft-riveting Coachella performance on Friday night, rolling toward those set-ending classics and album tracks that defined the early '00s: "So Fresh, So Clean," "Ms. Jackson" and "Hey Ya!"  Triumphantly returning...
  • 'Wild World' of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony

    'Wild World' of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony
    BROOKLYN, N.Y.— The man formerly known as Cat Stevens quietly walked on stage at the Barclays Center arena to be honored at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2014 induction ceremony. Now known as Yusuf, the singer-songwriter of 1970s folk-rock hits...
  • Review: 'Bullets Over Broadway' misses the bull's-eye

     Review: 'Bullets Over Broadway' misses the bull's-eye
    NEW YORK — "Don't speak! Don't speak!" Dianne Wiest immortalized these words in her Oscar-winning portrayal of aging Broadway diva Helen Sinclair in Woody Allen's "Bullets Over Broadway," and I kept murmuring them to myself for a different...
  • Coachella festival's luxuries eclipsing its music and arts

    Coachella festival's luxuries eclipsing its music and arts
    When the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival launched 15 years ago, creature comforts included any small slice of shade cast by the odd light pole, the occasional working toilet and maybe somewhere to sit other than the dusty desert floor. Today,...
  • 'Rio 2' has catchy songs but fails to take flight, reviews say

    'Rio 2' has catchy songs but fails to take flight, reviews say
    Does the "2" in "Rio 2" stand for "2 Much"? Not officially, but you might think so judging from reviews of the new animated musical, which finds Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway's blue macaws headed from the hustle and bustle of Rio de Janeiro to the...
  • Review: Simplicity of 'The Suit' belies its power

     Review: Simplicity of 'The Suit' belies its power
    The earth did quake; the rocks rent, and the graves were opened. Then peace was made with God as Jesus' body came to rest. That peace, and with it the ability to notice beauty in all things, is expressed in the last aria of Bach's "St. Matthew Passion,"...
  • Critic's pick: Anne LeBaron portrait concerts

    Critic's pick: Anne LeBaron portrait concerts
    Los Angeles composers complain, often with cause, about the difficulty of getting attention on their home turf. Some hope a move to Brooklyn will help them be noticed. Anne LeBaron, who has been at California Institute of the Arts for the last 13 years,...