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August Brown

August Brown has covered pop music and nightlife at the Los Angeles Times since 2005. He has written extensively on electronic dance music, hip-hop, K-Pop, noise music and many other genres, and can reliably locate the best dive bar within a one-mile radius of any point in L.A. County. Once, as a wiseacre adolescent, he was almost cast opposite Burt Reynolds in an early '90s buddy-cop comedy, and really wishes that had panned out.
R. Kelly faces federal charges that carry harsh potential sentences

The new federal charges against R. Kelly could all but guarantee a decades-long prison sentence if the R&B singer is convicted.

Billie Eilish, music’s biggest anti-pop star, returns home a hero

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