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Los Angeles TimesRock '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...
Pop & HissIt 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,......
Pop & HissRapper Snoop Dogg and comedian-actor-rapper Mike Epps donât want to give away a lot about what audiences will encounter in âImagine That!,â the collaborative live show theyâre bringing to the Gibson Amphitheater on Wednesday. But itâs safe to...
Pop & HissLast 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......
Pop & HissTwenty 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......
Pop & HissYou could tell from the trail of the tweets. All week long, Flying Lotus had been sporadically updating his 50,000+ plus followers on his recording sessions with the reigning queen of psychedelic soul, Erykah Badu. “Day 3 on the album......
Pop & HissCNN is reporting that Grammy-nominated singer and Rick James protegÃ©e Teena Marie has died at age 54. The multi-talented vocalist, who was born in Santa Monica, got her break at Motown Records in 1979, and went on to be one......
Pop & HissItâs impossible to lend an ear to todayâs crop of R&B divas without hearing just a little bit of Teena Marie. Though she never had the blockbuster commercial success or universal household appeal of some of her peers (Patti Labelle,......
Long before she became an '80s funk-pop infanta, or Rick James' protégé and lover, Teena Marie was a Motown-enamored schoolgirl in one of L.A.'s last historic black enclaves. The singer-songwriter, who died Sunday at her Pasadena home at age 54, grew...
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. Marie was found dead at her Pasadena home...
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Show TrackerAs if âModern Familyâ wasnât fabulous enough, they go and recruit Elizabeth Banks ('The 40 Year Old Virginâ and âZack and Miri Make a Pornoâ) to guest star as Mitchell and Cameron's best girlfriend, Sal. Banks, who I c...
Show TrackerSo who's it gonna be: Nancy or Avery? That's the conundrum Jack Donaghy faced on last night's "30 Rock" double-header. In a self-consciously cliched plotline -- at one point Liz asks Jack, "Howâs your episode of 'Threeâs Company' going?" --......
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