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Charles Mingus

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  • Wax Poetics unearths a book line

    Wax Poetics unearths a book line
    DIGGERS -- part of a larger tribe peopled by DJs, turntablists, music completists and stripped-down-to-essence-of-it-all fans -- have long had their own rituals, codes and ethos. And although the end of the '90s meant the death knell for record stores and...
  • Watts Towers tours restricted due to repairs

    Watts Towers tours restricted due to repairs
    Beginning Monday, public tours at the Watts Towers will be restricted until next February to enable crews to repair damage the center tower sustained during the storms of 2004-05. The Department of Cultural Affairs had applied for federal FEMA funds...
  • Getting rad at the Watts Towers

    Getting rad at the Watts Towers
    Should a Tony Hawk-endorsed skateboard park be a neighbor to South Los Angeles' cultural landmark, the Watts Towers? In what could become a battle between athletics and aesthetics, the answer will be up to city officials, who figure to get an earful from...
  • 'Monsieur Pain' by Roberto Bolaño

    'Monsieur Pain' by Roberto Bolaño
    Monsieur Pain A Novel Roberto Bolaño Translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews New Directions: 146 pp., $22.95 There's an apocryphal tale that on the day jazz composer and bassist Charles Mingus died at 56 in Cuernavaca, Mexico, 56 gray whales...
  • Paris' Quai Branly Museum celebrates 'Jazz Century'

    Paris' Quai Branly Museum celebrates 'Jazz Century'
    Bump Picasso. Forget Rococo. The Quai Branly Museum, a steel-and-glass palace on the Seine River, has news for the culture world: "Three Little Bops" is art. The Looney Tunes cartoon from 1957 retells the Three Little Pigs as a jazz fable with music by...