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The multimedia exhibit "Homeless in Paradise" opened Nov. 5 at BC Space Gallery in Laguna Beach. The show was created by Laguna artists Faye Chapman and Tim Carmody, and Los Angeles Times photographer Genaro Molina in recognition of National Hunger and...
"The wonderful thing about making records is something comes out you never expected," explains Ray Davies, who knows of what he speaks. In nearly five decades as leader of one of rock's great bands, the Kinks, and as a solo artist, Davies has been...
You could buy a budget MP3 player with a 1,000-song capacity for about $80, and with some luck, your friends won't notice that it's not an iPod Nano. So why would you want to pay $230 for an Ibiza Rhapsody? It's simple: To be ahead of the game. Or...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterJOHN HIATT has recorded a string of critically lauded albums dating to the mid 1970s, but his profile rose markedly in 1987 with "Bring the Family," an intimate collection of songs exploring relations between friends and lovers, husbands and wives,...
Special to The TimesDid you know that sometimes men and women see things differently when it comes to relationships? Such is the essential premise to "Dating Games People Play," an entirely unnecessary romantic comedy written and directed by Stefan Marc. The filmmaker also...
Did ABBA ever make a bad record? For fans of the Swedish group's nearly two dozen U.S. hits, including ear candy like "Dancing Queen" and "Mamma Mia," it's probably hard to imagine anything not being close to irresistible. Sure enough: a new, nine-disc...
Tribune staff reporterBad movies kill you incrementally, but "Cradle 2 to Grave" is so egregiously slipshod, so flamboyantly awful, that it might get the whole job done in one sitting. Most poor-quality cinema simply wastes your time and money, but the new Jet Li and DMX...
Special to the TribuneIf pop music sometimes seems like one big messy pastiche of everything that came before it, then Nick Lowe is the glue that holds it all together. Lowe was there as a producer and player when British pub rock morphed into punk. He also helped loft...
Special to the TribuneDon't be fooled by title of Los Straitjackets' latest album: "Sing Along with Los Straitjackets." The instrumental, surf-rocking foursome who perform with their heads encased in intimidating Mexican wrestling masks are so true to their surf-instrumental...
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Special to the TribuneWhen Nick Lowe was a young man, his music effortlessly conflated cleverness and sophistication. His witty songs, full of puns and tricky turns of phrases, set the stage for the rise of power-pop, new wave and the roots-rock revival in one fell swoop,...
Tribune staff reporter2 stars (out of 4) When Steve Earle played a two-night stand at the Park West this fall, he was not the same man you see in "Just An American Boy," a documentary shot mostly in 2002. For starters, Earle has slimmed down to about half the size of the man...
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