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October 12, 2013 | By Robert Hilburn
Johnny Cash's life in the 1960s is mostly remembered as a time of glorious achievement - from the landmark prison albums at Folsom and San Quentin to the launch of the ABC-TV series featuring such guests as Bob Dylan and the Doors that led to his becoming a giant figure in popular culture, a symbol to millions, no less, of the best of American social values. But Cash also experienced excruciatingly dark times in the decade, fueled by drugs and guilt over the breakup of his marriage.
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April 15, 2014 | Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Music Critic
Anne LeBaron is a composer as transformer. She transforms instruments, such as putting objects on the strings of the harp to tease out hidden sounds. She transforms cultural contexts, be they Kazakh, Bach or Katrina. She deals with what we know, with issues of our time and place. But her knack is for alternative realities, showing us the here and now from a point just slightly off the beaten track. That, of course, makes it difficult to generalize about a two-part portrait of LeBaron in two concerts Saturday and Sunday at REDCAT.
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February 2, 2011
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Hollywood Palladium Tiger Heat, Feb. 10 (Thu.); Fleet Foxes, May 7 (Fri.) Hollywood Bowl Rod Stewart & Stevie Nicks, April 17 (Mon.) Nokia Theatre Katy Perry, Aug. 5-7 (now); Ricky Martin, May 6-7; La Banda El Recodo, May 28 (Sat.) Music Box OMD, March 25 and 29; Architecture in Helsinki, June 1 (now); Yelle, May 21 (Fri.) El Rey Theatre Uh Huh Her, April 1 (now)
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April 14, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
Ozomatli is taking its polyglot music and attitude from the streets into the halls of academia. In preparation for Ozomatli Day on April 23 in Los Angeles, the long-running East L.A. rock-R&B-punk-funk ensemble will visit UCLA's Chicano Studies Research Center at noon Monday for a question-and-answer session and an acoustic performance. Unlike many such sessions where attendees are advised against documenting them with smartphones or tablets, Ozomatli is encouraging the audience to shoot the session, then personalize it and share it on the group's web site.
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December 11, 2010 | By Oliver Gettell, Special to the Los Angeles Times
The onset of winter in Los Angeles is less a meteorological shift than a cultural one, marked by holiday decorations and seasonal shopping but not snowfall or frozen lakes. One sure signifier of yuletide in the Southland is the swell of festive concerts, and whether you prefer yours traditional, kitschy, jazzy or punk-rock, chances are there's something out there for you. Aimee Mann Christmas Show Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Aimee Mann puts together a Christmas show like none other.
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September 24, 2010
Ooks of Hazzard, Killsonic, Strangely Attractive and more Where: The Autumn Lights Festival, Pershing Square, 532 S. Olive Ave., L.A. When: 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday Price: Free Info: http://www.autumnlightsla.com
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January 4, 2012
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Hollywood Bowl Coldplay, May 1-2 (Mon.) The Wiltern Creed, May 15 (Fri.) City National Grove of Anaheim Will Downing, Feb. 12 (Fri.) House of Blues Michael Schenker, Feb. 25; We Came as Romans, March 23; DevilDriver, April 6 (now). The Observatory Nipsey Hussle, Jan. 27 (now) House of Blues Anaheim Steel Panther, Jan. 21; D.R.U.G.S., Feb. 8; Ozomatli, Feb. 19; Katchafire, April 12; Tyrone Wells, May 25 (now)
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October 18, 2012 | By Chris Barton
One of the most anticipated jazz shows of the fall, next week's solo performances by 83-year-old jazz pianist Cecil Taylor at REDCAT, have been postponed.  No new dates have been announced. The news comes just days removed from Monday's news that a second date had been added for Taylor's performance after the first show, scheduled for Oct. 24, had sold out. In a statement released by REDCAT, organizers indicated that they hoped to reschedule another date soon. The concerts were scheduled in conjunction with the Geffen Contemporary's exhibition "Blues for Smoke," a show exploring the intersection between blues music and contemporary art that opens Sunday.
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November 21, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Union stagehands will be picketing Pearl Jam's concerts this weekend at the Los Angeles Sports Arena over the facility's use of nonunion stage crews for those shows. A statement from the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) claims that officials at USC, which the Coliseum Commission recently awarded a contract to operate the Sports Arena and the adjacent L.A. Memorial Coliseum, is hiring nonunion workers, including some from out of state, to staff the Pearl Jam concerts on Saturday and Sunday.
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April 10, 2014 | By Mark Swed, Music Critic
Los Angeles composers complain, often with cause, about the difficulty of getting attention on their home turf. Some hope a move to Brooklyn will help them be noticed. Anne LeBaron, who has been at California Institute of the Arts for the last 13 years, does far better than most. She is on the wavelength of most of our musical institutions. She is a favorite of Southwest Chamber Music. Her environmentally mystical opera “Wet” had its premiere at REDCAT in 2005. Two years ago, she made a real splash with her hyper-opera “Crescent City,” performed by L.A.'s vital new experimental opera company, the Industry.
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April 6, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
This post has been corrected. Please see note at bottom for details. Michael Milosh and Robin Hannibal of Rhye are believers in mystery at a moment of enforced accessibility. Last year, the L.A.-based pop-soul duo worked to create an air of uncertainty around its exquisite debut album, “Woman,” on which Milosh sings in a breathy, high-pitched croon that many took to be female; Rhye's infrequent concerts and photo shoots -- and its relatively low profile on social media -- allowed that fantasy to flourish.
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March 24, 2014 | By Richard Verrier
Tim Warner, chief executive of Cinemark Holdings Inc., admits he'd never heard of the popular science fiction series "Doctor Who. " So the Montana native was skeptical when executives at BBC Wordwide approached him about the idea of screening a simulcast of the 50th anniversary episode of the cult-classic British TV series in Cinemark theaters across Latin America and the U.S. In late November, hundreds of "Whovians" showed up at more than...
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March 22, 2014 | By James C. Taylor
NEW YORK - Pianist Evgeny Kissin speaks many languages, but to audiences around the world he is best known - and in some circles, revered - for his ability to articulate, with precision, the greatest scores of the classical piano repertoire. Talking with the Russian-born artist on New York's Upper West Side a few days before a sold-out solo recital at Carnegie Hall (the program of Scriabin and Schubert will repeat at Disney Hall on Monday), it becomes immediately clear that Kissin's mind is hard-wired for accuracy.
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March 16, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
The gig: As the head of Sterling Venue Ventures, Lance Sterling runs the recently renovated Saban Theatre concert venue in Beverly Hills and also owns and operates the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills. Early days: Sterling, 51, studied civil engineering at the University of Arizona. While in school, he worked in bars, nightclubs and concert venues that booked groups such as Grand Funk Railroad. "I was making more money running concerts than I would as an engineer," he said. After college, he briefly worked for a billboard company and then went into the hotel business.
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March 14, 2014 | By Chris Barton
The spring reliably brings a fresh crop of music, and a new live release from saxophone colossus Sonny Rollins (May 6) and from the ongoing "Miles Davis Bootleg Series" drawn from his epic run of Fillmore dates in 1970 (March 25) are just a few albums worth investigating. Here is a selection of concerts sure to put a spring in your step: Joshua Redman Quartet, Brad Mehldau Trio: A pair of like-minded artists who completed each other's musical sentences on Mehldau's orchestral "Highway Rider" project and Redman's like-minded "Walking Shadow," the two heavyweights of contemporary jazz come together.
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March 12, 2014 | By David Ng
Ennio Morricone has postponed his upcoming concerts in Los Angeles and New York until June, citing a back injury that is preventing him from traveling long distances. The five-time Academy Award-nominated movie composer had been scheduled to conduct concerts at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live on March 20 and at the Barclays Center's Cushman and Wakefield Theatre in Brooklyn on March 23. Organizers said the rescheduled concerts will take place June 13 in Brooklyn and June 15 in L.A. PHOTOS: Celebrities injured on set Morricone, who is 85 and lives in Italy, suffered a slipped disc in his back and underwent surgery to correct the injury.
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March 10, 2014 | By David Ng
A Friday evening concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall was disrupted by what Los Angeles Philharmonic officials described as a drunk audience member, causing conductor Gustavo Dudamel to halt a performance of John Corigliano's Symphony No. 1 and leave the stage.  A spokeswoman for the orchestra confirmed that an "intoxicated" patron arrived late to the concert on Friday and was prevented by ushers from entering the hall mid-performance, as is...
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