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  • Watts Towers: A South L.A. community's masterpiece up close

     
    Although you can gaze on the Watts Towers from outside its fence -- and many people do --the only way to gain entrance beyond the locked gate is to take a tour. It's worth it. Once inside, you get to......
  • Itzhak Perlman, Sonny Rollins, Stew and global warming concert to highlight UCLA Live season

     
    UCLA Live 2011-12 season highlights include Itzhak Perlman, Sonny Rollins and concert on global warming...
  • Bela Fleck on taking holiday music to new places

     
    Musicians who explore the fringes of music as we know it often seem to operate in a parallel dimension with few points of reference for the average music fan. This historically has been true in jazz, where such innovators as......
  • LAPD commander says Watts Towers may be the only viable place for a Watts skate park

     
    Capt. Phillip Tingirides of the Los Angeles Police Department says he understands why people who cherish the Watts Towers as a work of art, as a landmark and as one of the few attractions that can pull tourists into Watts......
  • Album review: Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green's 'Apex'

     
    Consider this face-off between alto saxophonists the ideal "get-to-know-you" session for those unfamiliar with them. A gifted New York City-based player just on the doorstep of his 40th birthday, Mahanthappa has earned accolades both for incorporating...
  • Live review: A night of big band at the Hollywood Bowl [UPDATED]

     
    “Big bands are definitely not coming back,” George Carlin once declared in a bit from the ’80s, where he posed as Jesus Christ sitting down for an interview. While their golden age certainly has passed, what was as true then......
  • PASSINGS

    John F. Mitchell Motorola cellphone pioneer John F. Mitchell, 81, who helped engineer the technology that paved the way for the world's first cellular phone during a 45-year career at Motorola, where he was president from 1980 to 1995, died of cancer...
  • L.A. City Council keeps art, cultural programs afloat

     
    With some Los Angeles art centers on the verge of shutting their doors, the City Council agreed Friday to shift money earmarked for public art projects to keep classes and other cultural programs running over the next two years. City......
  • Celebrating a 50th anniversary with Watts Towers

     
    If Simon Rodia constructed his Watts Towers from 1921 to 1954, what is this weekend's 50th anniversary about, exactly? It's celebrating the rescue of the towers, when a young aeronautical engineer designed a powerful, complicated stress test for the...
  • Celebration will mark 50 years since Watts Towers won a tug of war for survival

     
    With apologies to the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," here???s some theme music for Saturday???s half-centenary celebration at the Watts Towers of a remarkable moment in L.A. lore: the 1959 rescue of Simon Rodia???s triple-spired folk...
  • Medeski, Martin and Wood still going their own way

    Medeski, Martin and Wood still going their own way
    After 17 years, nine studio albums and countless tours, Medeski, Martin and Wood are, in a sense, a band without a country. And they couldn't be happier. Dedicated to what keyboardist John Medeski calls "the spirit of jazz" through a fierce devotion to...