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  • Teena Marie dies at 54; R&B singer-songwriter

    Teena Marie dies at 54; R&B singer-songwriter
    Teena Marie, the singer-songwriter known for such funk-infused 1980s hits as "I Need Your Lovin'" and "Lovergirl," and one of the few white musicians to achieve renown on the R&B charts, has died. She was 54.
  • Rock 'n' Reubens in the Kibitz Room at Canter's

    Rock 'n' Reubens in the Kibitz Room at Canter's
    Rock 'n' roll is to the Kibitz Room at Canter's what onions are to chopped liver. The two have been closely aligned since the little bar opened just off the beloved Fairfax Avenue deli's annex dining room in 1961. Only now, instead of a bunch of hippies...

    Critic's Notebook: A midyear look at some of the best music of 2011 (so far)

    It doesn’t make sense in 2011 to try and count the number of CDs released because doing so is only one measure of the volume. Toss in mixtapes, thumb drives, vinyl, Bandcamp pages, Twitter links to Mediasphere downloads, streams, rips,...

    All Hail the (Ivory) Queen: Five of Teena Marie's finest videos in advance of Grammy Museum tribute

    Last December, Teena Marie passed away at the age of 54. At the time, Reed Johnson of The Times wrote this tribute to the R&B star and protegee of Rick James. On Tuesday night, the Grammy Museum will honor the...

    Album review: Snoop Dogg's 'Tha Doggumentary'

    Twenty years into his career, the sinewy, menacing Snoop Doggy Dogg of the LBC exists only in a distant haze of hydraulics and weed. His name’s been truncated and his brand is bedrock. He’s a pitchman for fruit-flavored malt liquor...