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  • Album review: Kid Cudi, 'Man on the Moon'

     
    In the middle of "Enter Galactic (Love Connection Part 1)," one of the few flirtatious songs on his moody, supercool new album, art rapper Kid Cudi asks a pertinent question. "If you can't do what you imagine, then what is......
  • Album review: Michael Bubl??'s 'Crazy Love'

     
    In the first three paragraphs of a release introducing Grammy-winning vocalist Michael Bubl??'s new album, he is mentioned in the same sentence as a choirboy, Elvis and Louis Armstrong. Curious company, but needless to say when an artist sells in......
  • Trumpeter Christian Scott fights for the future of jazz

    Trumpeter Christian Scott fights for the future of jazz
    When asked about the state of jazz, Christian Scott's mood sours. "The [stuff] is garbage," said the New Orleans-born trumpeter, speaking by phone from San Francisco, his voice sharp, direct. "I mean, you want the truth?" It's perhaps surprising to...
  • Move it and lose it at 'Minsky's'

    Move it and lose it at 'Minsky's'
    A good dancer does more than just defy gravity; he seems to have his own personal supply -- a force field that shapes space and time around his movements. Every impulse has weight and no energy is wasted, even in the enervating trial and error of...
  • New CDs: Charlie Haden, Kings of Leon, TV on the Radio

    New CDs: Charlie Haden, Kings of Leon, TV on the Radio
    Charlie Haden Family & Friends (Decca) * * * The stereotypical disconnect between the worlds of jazz and country music was beautifully crystallized many years ago when celebrated drummer Buddy Rich was in the hospital. Just before going into surgery,...
  • Terrence Howard: 'Iron Man's' music man

    Terrence Howard: 'Iron Man's' music man
    It was hustle and flow, all right. Terrence Howard, the Oscar-nominated actor best known for his role as Djay, the rapping pimp protagonist of Craig Brewer's acclaimed 2005 film, was doing everything but serving smoked Gouda to the 40 or so people...
  • Freemasons in midst of popularity, membership boom

    Freemasons in midst of popularity, membership boom
    IN LOS FELIZ, across from a 7-Eleven on North Vermont Avenue, a few dozen men in their early 20s to late 80s share a dinner behind closed doors. Some wear full tuxedos with bow ties and jeweled cuff links, some have shoulder-length hair, and others wear...
  • Live: Tom Waits

    Live: Tom Waits
    PHOENIX -- The sprawling, brawling concert Tom Waits gave here Tuesday, opening his Glitter and Doom tour with two nights at the city's grand old Orpheum, found its central image, unsurprisingly, in a hat. This wasn't just any of the countless porkpies...
  • A curious night at Largo

    A curious night at ‘Largo’
    "Largo" the movie is a lot like Largo the club. The lighting is low, its attention is 100% on the performers and it doesn't make things easy for its customers. "I don't really know what the audience would be," says the film's producer and co-director,...
  • Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl

    Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl
    Wynton Marsalis describes the big jazz band as "the American orchestra." It's an intriguing and, in many ways, definitive identification of the instrumental collective that has been a foundation ensemble of American jazz and popular music for more than 80...
  • 'Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong' by Terry Teachout

    'Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong' by Terry Teachout
    In 1947, jazz great Louis Armstrong got himself a new gadget -- a tape recorder, fresh out on the consumer market. It was a big, boxy machine that he set up in concert halls and jazz joints to record his six-piece All Stars so he could listen to each show...