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  • Review: Amid 'Rio 2's' cacophony, the musical numbers shine

    Review: Amid 'Rio 2's' cacophony, the musical numbers shine
    Wonderfully animated and well-voiced, "Rio 2" is nevertheless too much. Too much plot, too many issues, too many characters. But not too much music. Yes, the musical numbers reach saturation levels, but the Latin-influenced jamming and singing are...
  • Coachella 2014: 10 not to miss at this year's festival

    Coachella 2014: 10 not to miss at this year's festival
    First, the good news: 166 acts are slated to perform at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio. Now the bad: 166 acts are appearing at this year's Coachella. No one can see them all. Here are 10 acts that deserve consideration in...
  • Coachella 2014: Chance the Rapper and other can't wait acts

    Coachella 2014: Chance the Rapper and other can't wait acts
    The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival kicks off April 11. The Times' pop music staffers weigh in on the artists they're most looking forward to seeing. Chance the Rapper: This Chicago-born artist is one of the great hopes of a new hip-hop...
  • Coachella 2014: EDM star Garrix aims to rise above 'Animals' instinct

     Coachella 2014: EDM star Garrix aims to rise above 'Animals' instinct
    Last May, the Dutch dance music label Spinnin' Records quietly uploaded part of a new track to its social media accounts. "Animals (Teaser)" was an instrumental number, full of evil sing-songy synth riffs and stuttering drums. Early speculation pegged...
  • Stradivari surprise: Soloists diss famous violins in blind tests

    Stradivari surprise: Soloists diss famous violins in blind tests
    What makes old violins crafted by members of the Stradivari family so much better than violins produced today? Nothing, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In a musical version of the classic Coke versus...
  • Coachella 2014: Crunching data while awaiting joyful organized noise

     Coachella 2014: Crunching data while awaiting joyful organized noise
    The artists performing at this year's Coachella Music and Arts Festival, which begins April 11 in Indio, will converge from all over. Traversing oceans, boarding planes, rolling across highways in Econolines and tour buses, a bounty of musicians from...
  • Carlene Carter embraces her country music heritage in 'Carter Girl'

    Carlene Carter embraces her country music heritage in 'Carter Girl'
    It wasn’t as if Carlene Carter was short on source material to draw on for her new album, “Carter Girl,” the first of her 37-year recording career in which she fully embraces her place in country music hiistory as the daughter of June...
  • Mickey Rooney dies at 93; show-business career spanned a lifetime

    Mickey Rooney dies at 93; show-business career spanned a lifetime
    Mickey Rooney, a celebrated child actor who embodied the All-American boy in the "Andy Hardy" films of the 1930s and '40s and became one of the era's top box-office draws, has died. He was 93. Rooney, whose roller-coaster show-business career was marked...
  • Watch: Dave and Phil Alvin play 'Key to the Highway'

    Watch: Dave and Phil Alvin play 'Key to the Highway'
    Among the countless concerts, reunions and every other stripe of live performance at the recent South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas, L.A. roots-rock stalwarts Phil and Dave Alvin of the Blasters generated considerable buzz from their...
  • Wayne Henderson dies at 74; Jazz Crusaders co-founder, trombonist

    Wayne Henderson dies at 74; Jazz Crusaders co-founder, trombonist
    Wayne Henderson, a trombonist, composer and co-founder of the Jazz Crusaders, who became a powerful force for merging the sound of jazz with elements of funk, soul and R&B, died Friday at a Culver City hospital. He was 74. His death from heart failure...
  • 'The Voice' recap: Second-round battles wrap up

    'The Voice' recap: Second-round battles wrap up
    "The Voice" wrapped up its second round of battles Monday. By the end of the night, each of the four coaches had chosen five singers to take to the playoff round. Some of the cuts were clearly harder than others, with Adam Levine sending home the duo who,...