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October 29, 2010
Of Montreal, Janelle Monae Where: Hollywood Palladium, 6215 Sunset Blvd. When: 8:30 p.m. Saturday Price: $30 Info: http://www.livenation.com
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April 12, 2014 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
The buildup lasted much of Outkast's oft-riveting Coachella performance on Friday night, rolling toward those set-ending classics and album tracks that defined the early '00s: "So Fresh, So Clean," "Ms. Jackson" and "Hey Ya!"  Triumphantly returning to celebrate 20 years as a team, Antwan "Big Boi" Patton and Andre "3000" Benjamin presented repeated arguments as to why they'd earned such a huge Southern California welcome for their first shows since the Atlanta duo went on hiatus in 2007.
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June 20, 2010 | By Ann Powers, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
? Janelle Monáe's feet moved in S curves as her band laid down a backbeat in the converted garage that acts as a music room inside Wondaland, the brick house that serves as her Atlanta headquarters. The singer watched herself in a wall of mirrors as she danced. The sound was sharp and pulled together, like the black and white service industry-style uniforms that each musician wore. This may have been just a rehearsal for an upcoming appearance on "The Mo'Nique Show," but at Wondaland, everything is a real performance, pursued with grace and forethought.
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April 4, 2014 | By August Brown
It wasn't quite resuscitating Tupac at Coachella, but Janelle Monae and M.I.A. did manage to bend the space-time continuum a bit for a concert Thursday night using holograms.  The concert - part of an Audi-sponsored gig for the launch of a new car - beamed images of each singer across coasts onto the other's stage. Monae performed in L.A., M.I.A. from New York. M.I.A. popped in for a verse of Monae's "Q.U.E.E.N. "; Monae returned the favor on M.I.A's "Bad Girls. " The two artists didn't take the "Star Trek" aspects of the gig too seriously, with M.I.A.
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October 20, 2013 | By Alene Dawson
Grammy-award winning Janelle Monáe is known for her fierce style replete with dapper tuxedos (what she's called her "uniform"); angelic face haloed by a naturally textured, chic updo; and music that explodes with uplifting, radical self-acceptance and creativity. Following hits such as "Tightrope" (which has drawn more than 11 million views on YouTube), Monáe's sophomore studio album, "The Electric Lady," launched in September and she's scheduled to perform in L.A. on Nov. 2 at Club Nokia.
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April 4, 2014 | By August Brown
It wasn't quite resuscitating Tupac at Coachella, but Janelle Monae and M.I.A. did manage to bend the space-time continuum a bit for a concert Thursday night using holograms.  The concert - part of an Audi-sponsored gig for the launch of a new car - beamed images of each singer across coasts onto the other's stage. Monae performed in L.A., M.I.A. from New York. M.I.A. popped in for a verse of Monae's "Q.U.E.E.N. "; Monae returned the favor on M.I.A's "Bad Girls. " The two artists didn't take the "Star Trek" aspects of the gig too seriously, with M.I.A.
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February 17, 2014 | By Todd Martens
When it comes to the intersection of pop music and sports, this winter has been an especially cold one. We had Bruno Mars' Super Bowl halftime show -- an able yet professional jukebox-style nod to greater heights achieved by past rhythm-and-blues artists -- and that's essentially been the bar. Such is especially disappointing because this is the season of the Olympics. Yet the opening ceremony came and went and it provided little more than some pictures of forgotten dance provocateurs t.A.T.u.
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November 3, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Does turning one's limitations into shtick amount to moving past them? Janelle Monáe seemed to think so Saturday night at Club Nokia, where she brought her tour behind this year's “The Electric Lady” for a sold-out concert as accomplished as it was frustrating. The lady in the album's title is Cindi Mayweather, the embattled android heroine of an elaborate sci-fi yarn that Monáe has been spinning since her first major-label EP in 2007; “The Electric Lady” evidently serves as a prequel to Monáe's 2010 disc, “The ArchAndroid,” with clues about Cindi's origin story.
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November 5, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Janelle Monáe has postponed a handful of shows, including Tuesday's gig at the House of Blues in Anaheim. The electric soul-funk singer took to her website Tuesday to inform fans that she was on strict doctor's order for vocal rest. PHOTOS: Concerts by The Times “Unfortunately, this diagnosis means I will have to postpone my coming concerts in Anaheim, San Diego and Phoenix, a fact which truly leaves me heartsick and shaken because I live for this: connecting with you and giving you a one of a kind concert experience,” she wrote . “But alas, apparently even the most expertly designed android breaks down sometimes and must recharge...” She was scheuled to play San Diego on Wednesday and Phoenix on Thursday.
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January 9, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
J. Cole, Janelle Monáe, the Goo Goo Dolls and TLC are among the headliners for VH1's ambitious series of pre-Super Bowl concerts across New York, the network announced Thursday. Late last year, the network said it had teamed with the NFL to produce six late-night concerts in the week leading up to Super Bowl. The slate of shows will be anchored in each of New York's five boroughs and end on Super Bowl eve with a concert in New Jersey, where the big game will be played at MetLife Stadium and soundtracked by Bruno Mars' halftime spectacle.
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February 17, 2014 | By Todd Martens
When it comes to the intersection of pop music and sports, this winter has been an especially cold one. We had Bruno Mars' Super Bowl halftime show -- an able yet professional jukebox-style nod to greater heights achieved by past rhythm-and-blues artists -- and that's essentially been the bar. Such is especially disappointing because this is the season of the Olympics. Yet the opening ceremony came and went and it provided little more than some pictures of forgotten dance provocateurs t.A.T.u.
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January 9, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
J. Cole, Janelle Monáe, the Goo Goo Dolls and TLC are among the headliners for VH1's ambitious series of pre-Super Bowl concerts across New York, the network announced Thursday. Late last year, the network said it had teamed with the NFL to produce six late-night concerts in the week leading up to Super Bowl. The slate of shows will be anchored in each of New York's five boroughs and end on Super Bowl eve with a concert in New Jersey, where the big game will be played at MetLife Stadium and soundtracked by Bruno Mars' halftime spectacle.
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December 6, 2013 | By Pop and Hiss staff
As Quincy Jones said in an emotional statement released on Thursday, “Today, as it did while he inhabited our planet, Nelson Mandela's spirit truly soars with the angels.” Jones was just one of many in the music world who paid tribute to Mandela, who died on Thursday at 95. In a sweeping essay for Time, U2's Bono hailed the former South African president's influence, writing: “As an activist I have pretty much been doing what Nelson Mandela...
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November 6, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
After numerous woes forced Kanye West to shift the itinerary of his Yeezus tour, the elaborate production is back on track, a rep for the rapper announced Wednesday. West will resume his tour on Nov. 16 in Philadelphia. Last week, West moved his Nov. 1 gig at the Honda Center in Anaheim to Dec. 13, citing “production logistics.” And in more bad luck, the truck carrying the set's custom-made video truss and a 60-foot circular LED screen was in an accident on the way to Vancouver, Canada, forcing the rapper to postpone the show for a second time as the damaged gear was repaired.
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November 5, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Janelle Monáe has postponed a handful of shows, including Tuesday's gig at the House of Blues in Anaheim. The electric soul-funk singer took to her website Tuesday to inform fans that she was on strict doctor's order for vocal rest. PHOTOS: Concerts by The Times “Unfortunately, this diagnosis means I will have to postpone my coming concerts in Anaheim, San Diego and Phoenix, a fact which truly leaves me heartsick and shaken because I live for this: connecting with you and giving you a one of a kind concert experience,” she wrote . “But alas, apparently even the most expertly designed android breaks down sometimes and must recharge...” She was scheuled to play San Diego on Wednesday and Phoenix on Thursday.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 3, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Does turning one's limitations into shtick amount to moving past them? Janelle Monáe seemed to think so Saturday night at Club Nokia, where she brought her tour behind this year's “The Electric Lady” for a sold-out concert as accomplished as it was frustrating. The lady in the album's title is Cindi Mayweather, the embattled android heroine of an elaborate sci-fi yarn that Monáe has been spinning since her first major-label EP in 2007; “The Electric Lady” evidently serves as a prequel to Monáe's 2010 disc, “The ArchAndroid,” with clues about Cindi's origin story.
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June 17, 2010
Badu is on her second installment of her "New Amerykah" series, this one a little more rooted in organic instrumentation than digital wonkery. Live, she's a hypnotic, riveting performer full of Neo-soul's Erykah righteous rage and deep-rooted feeling. Janelle Monáe and Lupe Fiasco will also perform. Greek Theatre, 2700 N. Vermont Ave., L.A. 7 p.m. Sun. $38.50-$101. (323) 665-5857.
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May 27, 2010
KTLA Morning Show Betty White; Jake Gyllenhaal. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS The Early Show Jake Gyllenhaal. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today David Eigenberg. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly Sarah Jessica Parker.(N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Rachel Weisz; Viola Davis. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Oprah Winfrey Show Peter Walsh. 3 p.m. KABC Dr. Phil Teens attempt extremely risky backyard stunts, boast about their exploits in videos posted online.
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October 20, 2013 | By Alene Dawson
Grammy-award winning Janelle Monáe is known for her fierce style replete with dapper tuxedos (what she's called her "uniform"); angelic face haloed by a naturally textured, chic updo; and music that explodes with uplifting, radical self-acceptance and creativity. Following hits such as "Tightrope" (which has drawn more than 11 million views on YouTube), Monáe's sophomore studio album, "The Electric Lady," launched in September and she's scheduled to perform in L.A. on Nov. 2 at Club Nokia.
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October 19, 2013 | By Melissa Magsaysay
While L.A style might seem to be synonymous with denim and the contemporary clothing market, several Southern California-based, high-end footwear labels are creating lines that preserve the art and quality of luxury shoes. Newbark Created by sisters and renowned stylists Marjan (the Dixie Chicks) and Maryam (Heidi Klum, the Rolling Stones) Malakpour, Newbark refers to the phrase "my dogs are barking" - meaning tired feet. The women created the line as an alternative to the standard ballet flat, infusing inspiration from Moroccan flats and 1920s men's slippers.
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