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  • 'Sweet Thunder' by Wil Haygood

    'Sweet Thunder' by Wil Haygood
    When I was a young boxing writer, I once was invited to watch historic fight films with a small group that included Sugar Ray Robinson, by then long retired from the ring. Suffice to say, I was -- by several orders of magnitude -- the most ignorant...
  • Album review: The Flaming Lips' 'Embryonic'

     
    "People are evil, it's true," sings Wayne Coyne on the new album by his long-running Oklahoma psych-rock outfit, the Flaming Lips. That kind of observation is typical of Coyne, who in the Lips' 2002 hit "Do You Realize??" wondered if......
  • Dance review: Pilobolus at the Ahmanson Theatre

     
    The din at a Pilobolus performance is like that of no other dance crowd. If you were blindfolded, you’d have every reason to assume that you were attending a small-scale circus, what with the enthusiastic applause for acrobatic feats, the......
  • Live review: Claudia Quintet at REDCAT

     
    The accordion isn't exactly one of the more common instruments in jazz. Yet in the context of the genre-shifting mix of New York's Claudia Quintet, the accordion sounded so natural at REDCAT on Wednesday night that it's fair to start......
  • You gotta say yes to another excess: Yo-Yo Ma, Miles Davis boxed sets on steroids

     
    Is it just me, or are CD box sets getting more and more elaborate every year, even to the point of utter lunacy? Maybe yes, maybe no, I think it must all depend on your level of fanatical fandom for a particular artist or group. With the Beatles, well,...
  • Live review: A Night of the Beats at Disney Hall

     
    Bebop and beat intersect in an uneven pairing of musicians and poets. It was difficult to know what to expect going into the Night of the Beats concert at Disney Hall on Tuesday night. In this final performance in the......
  • Familiar names dot Grammy jazz categories

     
    The late keyboardist Joe Zawinul takes the contemporary prize, with Chick Corea and John McLaughlin getting the instrumental award. But singer Kurt Elling wins his first Grammy. In a year when the nominees in jazz featured a welcome number of......
  • Jarvis Urges Recall of Gov. Brown

     
    Vice President Richard Nixon greets admirers in South Bend, Ind., while visiting Notre Dame to receive its Patriotism Award. Caryl Chessman and the Finch trial. A good day for news. And the historic Southern Pacific depot on Alameda burns down. Howard “...
  • Chick Corea, George Benson to headline Playboy Jazz Festival

     
    The Playboy Jazz Festival announced the lineup for its 32nd annual summer music party at the Hollywood Bowl, and fans of the festival's crowd-pleasing mix of mainstream jazz paired with diversions into pop and world music aren't likely to be......
  • Matt Weinstock, Feb. 27, 1960

     
    Briton's a Stevereno I've been reading the short stories by Peter Ustinov in the Atlantic and wondering how he does it. Acting, speaking, traveling -- and writing superlative fiction, I mean. In the versatility sweepstakes, he's Britain's answer to...
  • Matt Weinstock, March 1, 1960

     
    Way Out Walkout A great many people walked out on Miles Davis and John Coltrane, two great men of music they had primarily come to see and hear, at last Saturday's jazz concert at Shrine Auditorium, thereby provoking a recurrent point of controversy in...