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  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominations: Who should get in? Who got overlooked?

     
    I've already expounded on this year's long list of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- many of which have been up for the honor before. I neglected, however, to play the game every music nerd will......
  • Tom Waits, Bon Jovi, Beastie Boys, LL Cool J top eclectic list of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees

     
    When the list arrived of this year's nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the first thing that occurred to me was a very current cliche. The roster -- eclectic, centerless, open to many interpretations -- seemed very......
  • Grant Gershon's iPod playlist

     
    Grant Gershon, the music director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, is celebrating 10 years with the renowned vocal ensemble this season. The conductor is particularly admired for his diverse approach to programming. “Grant Gershon is a model of a........
  • Live review: Sahara Smith, Villagers at Hotel Cafe

     
    The Hotel Café served up an illuminating session on the power of good songwriting when it's delivered by a resourceful band — and when it’s not — with Tuesday night’s double bill in Hollywood featuring two rising talents: Texas singer-songwriter....
  • Kinky Friedman: The right wag for the job

     
    If there were a Great Quotations Hall of Fame, Kinky Friedman would be a shoo-in, with a batting average that has to top .700. Friedman, who I've profiled in a story in Friday's Calendar, comes through the Southland for a......
  • Dear Joseph Gordon-Levitt: Please record an album

     
    There's nothing ironic about Joseph Gordon-Levitt's endearing cover of the Carole King-penned classic "(You Make Me Feel Like) a Natural Woman," which the "Inception" actor rendered on Monday at his HitRECord project's Summer in the City event in New...
  • Mavis Staples on working with Jeff Tweedy: 'When you hear this, you will get up.'

     
    There would seemingly be little that would catch Mavis Staples by surprise. Yet with Staples now 71 years old, Wilco's Jeff Tweedy found a way to get the soul/gospel veteran to step out of her comfort zone -- literally. Staples'......
  • Our 12 favorite non-book literary oddities on EBay

     
    Inspired by Salinger's toilet -- which was listed for sale on EBay for $1 million -- Jacket Copy decided to see what other literary-ish items are currently for sale on the site. What we discovered? The doozy dozen. The first......
  • Chiddy Bang: From college freshmen to the new cool kids of hip-hop

     
    Philadelphia hip-hop duo Chiddy Bang makes sure to warmly greet every fan who trickles down to their merchandise booth. After a recent opening slot for up-and-comer Mike Posner -- with a packed crowd that included hipsters, preppy college kids and......
  • The Tallest Man on Earth picks five of his favorite songs, plays First Fridays

     
    Let’s just get it out of the way. The Tallest Man on Earth, the nom de folk of Kristian Matsson, sounds eerily like early Bob Dylan. The pre-Newport, pre-electric Bobby D, with a head haunted by crooked streets and expensive......
  • The Actress: Sherie Rene Scott on truth and artifice in 'Everyday Rapture'

    The Actress: Sherie Rene Scott on truth and artifice in 'Everyday Rapture'
    NEW YORK — Just before Sherie Rene Scott debuted in "Everyday Rapture" at off-Broadway's Second Stage last spring, she panicked. "I thought to myself, 'Oh, God, this could go really, really badly,' " the 43-year-old actress recalls about a...