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May 31, 2012
POP MUSIC As much as any American musician under 40, Jack White understands the vast well of music that gave birth to his sound and acknowledges those antecedents in some manner with every lick and lyric. He's also not afraid to let images do the talking: While lesser writers mourn the end of an affair with obviousness — some variation on sad, mad and glad — White simply looks down and sees dead leaves and dirty ground, and in the vision you understand his mind-state. White's killer riffs roll out of perfectly toned electric and acoustic guitars, played by a man who, though only 36, has already created a body of work worthy of overview.
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April 25, 2014 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
With spring arrives a fresh blossoming of seasonal metaphors to suggest new birth. A sprouting of unheard music arriving after months of cultivation. Proverbial butterflies crawling out of their cocoons. Bears stretching after deep sleep. In the immortal words of Peter Sellers' character Chauncey Gardiner in “Being There”: “In the garden, growth has it seasons. First comes spring and summer, but then we have fall and winter. And then we get spring and summer again.”  So it goes in late April, with the arrival of young music throughout the marketplace, the best of which is gunning for song-of-the-summer punch, making early moves toward July ubiquity.
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March 12, 2009 | Randy Lewis
Jack White took the wraps off his new band here Wednesday night, launching phase three of his ever-evolving career with a 20-minute live performance by Dead Weather, fronted by the Kills singer Alison Mosshart, at the site of his new Third Man Records headquarters. The private show, attended by about 150 invitees, took place in the downtown building that houses not only the label's offices but a performance space, a record store specializing in vinyl, a photo studio and a darkroom.
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February 19, 2014
Not many artists can get their name placed before that of superstar rapper Kanye West on a festival lineup, but piano man Elton John has received top-billing for the 2014 edition of the  Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival . Other headliners at the four-day event in Manchester, Tenn., include Jack White, Lionel Ritchie, Vampire Weekend, the Avette Brothers and Phoenix. Set for the weekend of June 12-15, the festival features a cross-section of artists amid multiple genres. Unlike Southern California's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Bonnaroo has relied slightly heavier on a selection of jam bands, roots artists and bluegrass acts.
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January 24, 2013 | By Todd Martens
The lineup for Feb. 10's Grammy Awards just got a little more rootsy and country, as the Recording Academy unveiled today that Jack White, the Lumineers and Carrie Underwood are among the artists performing on the telecast, which will be broadcast live except for the West Coast on CBS. The Grammys on Thursday also teased some of the unexpected artist mash-ups the broadcast is famous for. Elton John, whose performance with Eminem in 2001 remains one...
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 2014
Not many artists can get their name placed before that of superstar rapper Kanye West on a festival lineup, but piano man Elton John has received top-billing for the 2014 edition of the  Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival . Other headliners at the four-day event in Manchester, Tenn., include Jack White, Lionel Ritchie, Vampire Weekend, the Avette Brothers and Phoenix. Set for the weekend of June 12-15, the festival features a cross-section of artists amid multiple genres. Unlike Southern California's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Bonnaroo has relied slightly heavier on a selection of jam bands, roots artists and bluegrass acts.
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July 10, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Jay-Z drew both praise and scorn last week by unveiling his latest studio album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," through an exclusive smartphone app. Music industry pundits hailed the Brooklyn rapper's business acumen; listeners complained about the app's crummy performance. (As for the album itself, reviews have been similarly mixed .) But if Jay-Z fancies himself a pioneer in digital music distribution, he's not ready to leave behind old models quite yet. TIMELINE: Summer's must see concerts Early Wednesday, Third Man Records -- the Nashville-based company founded by Jack White of the White Stripes -- announced that it would release the vinyl edition of "Magna Carta Holy Grail" "in the coming weeks," according to a press release.
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June 4, 2005 | Richard Cromelin
The White Stripes' Jack White is doing more than just performing during the band's South American tour. The group's publicist confirmed that the singer-guitarist married English model Karen Elson in a ceremony held Wednesday on a canoe at the confluence of three rivers in the city of Manaus, Brazil. A traditional shaman presided, with White's former wife and White Stripes drummer Meg White serving as maid of honor, followed by a blessing by a priest at a Catholic cathedral.
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April 25, 2014 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
With spring arrives a fresh blossoming of seasonal metaphors to suggest new birth. A sprouting of unheard music arriving after months of cultivation. Proverbial butterflies crawling out of their cocoons. Bears stretching after deep sleep. In the immortal words of Peter Sellers' character Chauncey Gardiner in “Being There”: “In the garden, growth has it seasons. First comes spring and summer, but then we have fall and winter. And then we get spring and summer again.”  So it goes in late April, with the arrival of young music throughout the marketplace, the best of which is gunning for song-of-the-summer punch, making early moves toward July ubiquity.
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August 4, 2012 | By Evelyn McDonnell
A blunderbuss is an early shotgun. You could put anything inside its horn-like muzzle - broken glass, nails, rocks, metal scraps - though a lead ball was preferred. The makeshift ammo would spray a short but lethal distance. American revolutionaries and explorers favored blunderbusses, as did buccaneers. "A romantic bust/ A blunder turned/ Explosive blunderbuss," Jack White sings on "Blunderbuss," the haunting title track from his stunning first solo album. "Blunderbuss" premiered at No. 1 upon its April release.
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July 29, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
 Mick Jagger, the man who once said he couldn't envision singing “Satisfaction” after he hit 30, turned 70 on July 26, and in conjunction with that birthday milestone, the Rolling Stones' official video portal has posted a new video showing the group's lead singer through the years. Set to their 1980 hit “Emotional Rescue” -- what, no “Dead Flowers”? -- the nearly 5-minute clip edits together dozens of Jagger performances from across the years. TIMELINE: Summer's must see concerts It practically invites fans to offer suggestions for other songs that might have been befitting of the occasion.
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July 10, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Jay-Z drew both praise and scorn last week by unveiling his latest studio album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," through an exclusive smartphone app. Music industry pundits hailed the Brooklyn rapper's business acumen; listeners complained about the app's crummy performance. (As for the album itself, reviews have been similarly mixed .) But if Jay-Z fancies himself a pioneer in digital music distribution, he's not ready to leave behind old models quite yet. TIMELINE: Summer's must see concerts Early Wednesday, Third Man Records -- the Nashville-based company founded by Jack White of the White Stripes -- announced that it would release the vinyl edition of "Magna Carta Holy Grail" "in the coming weeks," according to a press release.
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February 10, 2013 | By August Brown, Los Angeles Times
Last year's Grammy Awards were somewhat anticlimactic - everyone expected Adele to win everything, and she did. This year's field is wide open, though, with diverse major contenders and no consensus front-runner in top categories. PHOTOS:   Top nominees  |  Snubs & surprises  |  Nominations concert  |  Full coverage The main four categories skew young this year, but the nominees are spread across a variety of genres and include both newcomers and relative veterans.
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January 24, 2013 | By Todd Martens
The lineup for Feb. 10's Grammy Awards just got a little more rootsy and country, as the Recording Academy unveiled today that Jack White, the Lumineers and Carrie Underwood are among the artists performing on the telecast, which will be broadcast live except for the West Coast on CBS. The Grammys on Thursday also teased some of the unexpected artist mash-ups the broadcast is famous for. Elton John, whose performance with Eminem in 2001 remains one...
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January 7, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
You couldn't have asked for a more sweetly engaging debut than the Living Sisters ' 2010 album, “Love to Live,” a title that embodied the sheer joy the three original members -- Inara George, Eleni Mandell and Becky Stark -- displayed through the blending of their voices. Thankfully, that recording wasn't just a one-off side project for the three women, who are otherwise engaged in various indie rock and pop projects around L.A. Now, the trio becomes a quartet with the addition of Alex Lilly, the onetime backup singer for George in the Bird and the Bee who subsequently stepped into the lead spot when she formed Obi Best.
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January 2, 2013 | By August Brown
Here's an accolade that will warm Jack White's analog-loving heart as much as a Grammy nomination. His 2012 debut solo album, "Blunderbuss," was the year's bestselling vinyl record. The LP version of the album, released on Third Man/Columbia, sold just over 33,000 copies, according to Soundscan figures and an announcement from White's camp Wednesday morning. It knocked off the perennial vinyl top-seller, The Beatles' "Abbey Road," which had claimed that spot for the last three years.
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December 9, 2007 | Richard Cromelin, Times Staff Writer
Jack White resembles one of those improbable characters from a Coen brothers movie as he leans against his late-'50s Ford Thunderbird, dressed in red and black and holding a hard-shell camera case. Like a mysterious, gaudy courier, he walks across the steakhouse parking lot in the bright autumn sun. He leaves his thin cigar on a low wall and steps into the restaurant's bar, at ease among the midafternoon regulars even though he stands out like a toucan in a chicken coop.
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October 13, 2005 | From Associated Press
Jack White, the reporter whose story on President Nixon's underpayment of income taxes prompted Nixon to utter the famous line "I am not a crook," died Wednesday. He was 63. White died at his Cape Cod home, said WPRI-TV Channel 12 in Providence, where he worked as a reporter. The cause of death was not announced. White's 1973 report shared the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 2012 | By Evelyn McDonnell
A blunderbuss is an early shotgun. You could put anything inside its horn-like muzzle - broken glass, nails, rocks, metal scraps - though a lead ball was preferred. The makeshift ammo would spray a short but lethal distance. American revolutionaries and explorers favored blunderbusses, as did buccaneers. "A romantic bust/ A blunder turned/ Explosive blunderbuss," Jack White sings on "Blunderbuss," the haunting title track from his stunning first solo album. "Blunderbuss" premiered at No. 1 upon its April release.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 2012
POP MUSIC As much as any American musician under 40, Jack White understands the vast well of music that gave birth to his sound and acknowledges those antecedents in some manner with every lick and lyric. He's also not afraid to let images do the talking: While lesser writers mourn the end of an affair with obviousness — some variation on sad, mad and glad — White simply looks down and sees dead leaves and dirty ground, and in the vision you understand his mind-state. White's killer riffs roll out of perfectly toned electric and acoustic guitars, played by a man who, though only 36, has already created a body of work worthy of overview.
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