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James Reed

James Reed is the Los Angeles Times entertainment news editor, overseeing early morning coverage across all genres of the arts. Before joining The Times in 2016, he spent 12 years at the Boston Globe as a pop music critic and assistant arts editor. A Midwestern native, he holds degrees in journalism and Spanish from the University of Missouri-Columbia and lives amid far too many vinyl records.
Review: Joan Baez masters the art of the farewell concert

After nearly 60 years on the frontlines, folk matriarch Joan Baez, 77, is on a farewell tour. At UCLA's Royce Hall on Saturday, Baez said goodbye with a performance that captured her in her prime.

Review: Rufus Wainwright's return to his roots honors the magic of his early albums

On a new tour that revisits his first two albums, Rufus Wainwright played L.A.'s Orpheum Theatre on Friday and reminded us of why he still matters so much.

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