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March 7, 1998 | ROBERT HILBURN
France has had such a minimal presence on mainstream pop in the U.S. that you'd like to see some foundation awarding a grant to find out just what is causing a minor awakening these days. First, the French duo Daft Punk arrived last year with a delightful dose of very pop-minded electronic dance music. Now another duo, Jean-Benoit Dunckel and Nicholas Godin, check in with an album that catches the ear in a different but equally light and inviting way.
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July 12, 2001 | ERNESTO LECHNER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In pop music, history has a weird way of repeating itself. Let's say that you're too young to have witnessed the progressive-rock era in all its glory, that you were not able to see Genesis, or Yes, or Pink Floyd in a smoky London club during the early '70s. Not to worry.
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July 8, 2001
Movies Jon Favreau's "Made" features himself, far right, and his "Swingers" co-star Vince Vaughn, center, in a comedy set in New York about two lifelong friends who have different ideas about their futures. With Peter Falk, Famke Janssen, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Faizon Love and Vincent Pastore. Opens Friday at select theaters.
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February 29, 2004 | Robert Hilburn; Richard Cromelin; Dean Kuipers
Nellie McKay "Get Away From Me" (Columbia) *** 1/2 In a contemporary pop scene starving for inventive new voices with more than simply rock and/or hip-hop influences, McKay is one of the most intriguing arrivals since Rufus Wainwright in 1998, though her themes aren't nearly as starkly obsessive. Like Wainwright, this 19-year-old seems like an old pop soul in her ability to draw so effortlessly on a remarkable range of styles.
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January 20, 2000
Theatre of NOTE's "Fifth Annual Hollywood Performance Marathon" gears up in the afternoon and keeps going nonstop to the wee hours of Sunday. It'll serve up a continuous bill of spoken word and performance art, poetry, music, improv, dance, comedy and multimedia performed by noted local artists. Slated to appear, schedules permitting, are John Fleck, Luis Alfaro, Kitty Felde, Pamela Gordon, the Fabulous Monsters and many more. You get an all-day pass and a handstamp so you can come and go.
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May 3, 1998 | Marc Weingarten, Marc Weingarten writes about pop music for Calendar
Madonna loves them, Beck remixed them, and David Lynch has dined with them. So how are French musicians Jean Benoit Dunckel and Nicolas Godin, collectively known as Air, coping with their sudden, out-of-left-field success? "We are very surprised, actually," says Dunckel, 27, with the most conspicuous of French accents. "Because at the beginning we thought it was alien, underground music, 'cause it's so strange. But this is cool." Well, he's got it half right.
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