| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:15 AM
Robert Glasper is tuning back into "Black Radio."
Months after his 2012 disc by that title won the Grammy for best R&B album -- upsetting more conventional nominees such as Anthony Hamilton and R. Kelly -- the wide-ranging jazz pianist announced...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Last week, we brought you news that Robert Glasper, the wide-ranging jazz pianist, would release a new album by his band the Robert Glasper Experiment on Oct. 29.
Now you can hear the album's lead single, "Calls," below.
A luscious neo-soul cut with...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Hip-hop has plenty of incentives for artists – money, fame, command of a potent art form. But what are the incentives for fans at this year’s Rock the Bells? Unexpectedly, it’s less about discovery and more about dedication: staying...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 11:02 AM
A few minutes into J. Cole’s Sunday night set at the Rock the Bells hip-hop festival in San Bernardino, the introspective wordsmith thanked the crowd for just being there.
“I know there were other choices, but I appreciate you coming to me,&...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 5:11 PM
OJAI — It can't, of course, be helped, but after a hundred years, "The Rite of Spring" has inevitably lost its sting.
"Le Sacre du Printemps" supposedly caused a riot at its Paris premiere May 22, 1913, although the police files are lost and...
| May 22, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Members of the L.A. quartet Dawes have been performing for paying audiences since they were teenagers, so there was no reason John Fogerty could see to go easy on them.
"Let's do it one more time," said the veteran roots rocker, standing onstage in...
| May 15, 2013
| 6:00 AM
When Rock the Bells sets up in San Bernardino this fall, the traveling hip-hop festival will feature two of hip-hop’s most revered – and dead – voices: Wu-Tang Clan’s uproarious fallen member Ol’ Dirty Bastard and godfather...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 10:43 PM
Robert W. Edgar
Six-term Pennsylvania congressman
Robert W. Edgar, 69, who represented Pennsylvania for six terms in the House of Representatives, served as president of the Claremont School of Theology and went on to lead the public interest group...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Mark Swed reviews the first appearance by the Baltimore Symphony in Southern California in 24 years....
| Jun 5, 2012
| 9:36 PM
Southern California’s summer pop music calendar includes festivals Hard Summer, Make Music Pasadena and Rock the Bells....
| Apr 14, 2012
| 4:35 AM
Jarvis Cocker and Pulp bring the band's class-conscious tales of romance and the disenfranchised, as relevant in this recessionary era as they were in the more flush '90s. Ever dramatic, and delivering a mix of showmanship and real passion, the band 's...