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  • An arresting art show at the ArcLight Cinemas

     
    There's an interesting-looking art show at the ArcLight Cinemas multiplex opening tonight that caught my eye in David Ng's post over at the Culture Monster blog. L.A. artist Rachel Schmeidler takes celebrity mug shots and renders them in a Warholian...
  • Celebrating Fela Kuti's 'The '69 Los Angeles Sessions' reissue [Updated]

     
    Those lucky enough to catch the musical "FELA!" on Broadway know that a transformative scene takes place in Los Angeles in 1969. It's here that the Nigerian bandleader and singer Fela Ransome Kuti, known for the creation of what he......
  • R.I.P.: Jazz drummer Steve Reid dies at 66

     
    Domino Records announced today that percussionist Steve Reid, who performed with artists as varied as Martha Reeves, Miles Davis and Four Tet's Kieran Hebden, died in his sleep Monday after a fight with cancer. Perhaps most heard on Martha &......
  • Tuesday's Highlights: Alicia visits Peter in jail on 'The Good Wife'

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan 10 - 16, in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES The Good Wife: Alicia (Julianna Margulies) gives Peter (Chris Noth) an unpleasant bit of information (10 p.m. CBS).......
  • Tonight: Breakestra at the El Rey

     
    Organic. The quintessential 21st-century trope ??? used to hawk everything from pesticide-free tomatoes to online viral marketing campaigns to buzz bands with aspirations of authenticity and loose limbs. Forget the whole grain, Whole Foods connotations,...
  • Mills College, a school without walls

    Mills College, a school without walls
    For the last seven decades, Mills College, which will celebrate the renovation of its gorgeous Spanish-style concert hall with a gala concert Feb. 21, has provided a haven for a remarkable number of cutting-edge composers. No matter how academically...
  • 'Young@Heart'

    'Young@Heart'
    The Rolling Stones, as it turns out, are not the only senior citizens singing rock 'n' roll. Another, rather unexpected group is singing lyrics that are more cutting edge and performing on-screen antics that are considerably more amusing. You won't...
  • Stagecoach Festival takes the stage

    Stagecoach Festival takes the stage
    ONE OF those golden moments you hope for at gargantuan music gatherings like the weekend Stagecoach Festival in Indio came Saturday night, when the Judds, Naomi and daughter Wynonna, resuscitated their monstrously successful '80s act in what was billed as...
  • In tense times, James Brown stays cool

    In tense times, James Brown stays cool
    On April 5, 1968, James Brown stood as a voice of reason and restraint in a city on the edge of rampage. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated the day before in Memphis, Tenn., and the sense of outrage and hurt in African American...
  • (1989) Striking Tales of Black Frustration and Pride Shake the Pop Mainstream

    (1989) Striking Tales of Black Frustration and Pride Shake the Pop Mainstream
    Rap music is not polite. It's a noisy 'n' crude attack on mainstream sensibilities that has even liberal-minded adults who were raised on the rebellious, outlaw beat of Little Richard and the Rolling Stones asking themselves, "What happened to real music?...