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Flynn Robinson Guard in Lakers 1971 championship team Flynn Robinson, 72, a flashy guard who was a member of the 1971-72 Lakers team that brought Los Angeles its first NBA title, died Thursday at Keck Hospital in Los Angeles from complications related...
"The amazing thing about James Brown, for me," says R.J. Smith, "is you can't figure him out." That's not uncommon for a music journalist, but it reveals just how complex Brown was -- Smith was his biographer. Smith, the author of 2012's "The One: The...
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The new 2013-14 season of Dance at the Music Center will feature works by choreographers Matthew Bourne, Ethan Stiefel and Alexei Ratmansky. The season, which the Music Center announced this week, will also include return appearances by Ballet Preljocaj...
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Those tuxes. The flowers. That hair. Yes, it’s prom night at “Dancing With the Stars.” “Or as I call it, 'It seemed like a good idea at the time' night,” quipped host Tom Bergeron. The host had on a powder blue tuxedo...
When Alicia Keys talked to The Times about her latest album, "Girl on Fire," the singer was candid about the newfound confidence she showcases on the disc. A decade into a career that boasts 14 Grammys and more than 35 million albums sold, Keys says she...
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In need of online-shopping accompaniment that doesn't feature sleigh bells or mistletoe? Consider the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's upcoming "Django Unchained," which you can stream below. As with most of Tarantino's soundtracks, the album...
In accordance with established Quentin Tarantino tradition, the upcoming soundtrack to the director's "Django Unchained" is to feature no shortage of crate-digger's delights, including Jim Croce's "I Got a Name" and vintage film music by Ennio Morricone....
Pop & HissIn Rotation: Times pop music critic Randall Roberts recommends "Rocket Juice & the Moon," the new project by Damon Albarn, Tony Allen and Flea....
Culture MonsterCharles McNulty reviews "Fela!" at the Ahmanson Theatre...
Pop & HissKuti's jazz-funk will get a workout at the Troubadour. “Fela!,” the unconventional Tony Award-winning musical now playing at the Ahmanson Theatre, does a remarkable job re-creating a night at the late Nigerian Afrobeat icon Fela Anikulapo...
Pop & HissAdanowsky’s album, "Amador," debuts in the U.S. this week. It’s a velvety affair infused with creaky barroom pianos, gentle guitar strums, and Jodorowsky’s smoky, Gainsbourg-like croons that waft along like a cigar plume. The intimate...
Pop & Hiss Seun Kuti may be in only his late 20s, but when he stood on the outdoor stage at Grand Performances in downtown Los Angeles on Friday night, his alto sax held tight against his body, surrounded by 13 remarkable......
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