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  • Sunset Junction announces lineup for 30th anniversary celebration

     
    The lineup for the 30th annual Sunset Junction Fair, produced by Silver Lake business owner Michael McKinley, was announced Wednesday. The five stages will present plenty of local talent but so far, the festival is curiously bereft of the marquee......
  • Obama plays the technology dunce card again

     
    Barack Obama claimed during a Hampton University commencement speech that he doesn't know how to work iPods, iPads, Xboxes or PlayStations....
  • Book review: 'Kind of Blue' by Miles Corwin

    Book review: 'Kind of Blue' by Miles Corwin
    Kind of Blue A Novel Miles Corwin Oceanview Publishing: 324 pp., $25.95 In previous books such as "The Killing Season" and "Homicide Special," Miles Corwin explored the inner workings of the Los Angeles Police Department. As a crime reporter for the...
  • Critic's Notebook: Who really owns Gershwin?

    Critic's Notebook: Who really owns Gershwin?
    "Who says that only Americans know how to play Gershwin?" asks Gramophone magazine this month as it hails a new Gershwin CD from the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the German orchestra that calls itself the world's oldest. "By this time possibly nobody," the British...
  • Quincy Jones' long and restless song

    Quincy Jones' long and restless song
    It had been a long night — a concert, a reunion with an old friend, a midnight meal — but as the clock ticked past 2 a.m. Quincy Jones sat in a rare state of silence in his estate at the very top of Bel-Air. The man they call Q nodded at the...
  • Herbie Hancock hits 70 on a high note

    Herbie Hancock hits 70 on a high note
    When journalists ask Herbie Hancock which musicians he listens to, he thinks that they're expecting him to say Oscar Peterson and Chick Corea -- that is, virtuoso jazz pianists like himself. "I do listen to those musicians," Hancock said recently,...
  • Book review: 'Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World' by John Szwed

    Book review: 'Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World' by John Szwed
    Alan Lomax The Man Who Recorded the World John Szwed Viking: 438 pp., $29.95 Alan Lomax was a titanic figure whose ambitions were even greater than his formidable energies. Beginning his career as a folklorist in the 1930s with field recordings of...
  • Wynton Marsalis swings for the fences

    Wynton Marsalis swings for the fences
    Wynton Marsalis is explaining jazz to me by talking about my boots. He is coming to Walt Disney Concert Hall this weekend to play his ambitious new composition, "Swing Symphony," with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. But before we get into musical details,...
  • Hollywood Bowl concert focuses on Joni Mitchell's jazz side

    Hollywood Bowl concert focuses on Joni Mitchell's jazz side
    An eclectic group will assemble onstage Wednesday night at the Hollywood Bowl to riff on the work of Joni Mitchell. Oddly, one thing many of these artists — who range from jazz to folk to indie rock — have in common is that they arrived late...
  • Critic's Notebook: 'The Smile Sessions' puts puzzle together

    Critic's Notebook: 'The Smile Sessions' puts puzzle together
    Forty-five years ago this week at United Western Recorders, near Sunset and Vine in Los Angeles, Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks, along with a radio interviewer, were hanging out in a studio with a grand piano, a microphone and a work in progress called...
  • Ambrose Akinmusire plays it his way

    Ambrose Akinmusire plays it his way
    Even if you haven't yet heard of Ambrose Akinmusire, you might think you know what his lauded new album "When the Heart Emerges Glistening" sounds like. Jazz — particularly jazz trumpet — is a loaded business, one in which swaths of...