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December 8, 2011
Filmed during Jimi Hendrix's final tour less than three weeks before his death, the concert documentary "Blue Wild Angel: Jimi Hendrix at the Isle of Wight" captures the rock guitarist's singular style and musicianship. Janie Hendrix, his sister, will introduce the screening, and a panel discussion with Bob Santelli, Billy Cox, Murray Lerner and John McDermott will follow. Grammy Museum, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Thu. $10. (213) 765-6800. http://www.grammymuseum.org
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November 5, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
"Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin'," which premieres Tuesday on PBS, inducts the (very) late guitarist, singer and songwriter into the PBS hall of "American Masters. " It's a sometimes-enlightening, regularly exciting, always watchable documentary that hits the main points of a short life. Still, viewers not already versed and invested in this music and milieu might want a little deeper context. Hendrix, who died at 27, has been gone for 43 years now. He was most assuredly a creature of his time, with his headbands and ruffles and psychedelic philosophizing, and yet he exists outside of time, one of those artists like Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis or Bill Monroe you could study forever, profitably, and never crack their secret.
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October 15, 2003 | Randy Lewis
Oh say can you see Jimi under the Christmas tree? Jimi Hendrix's estate has teamed up with McFarlane Toys to produce an action figure of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist and singer that will be in stores next month. The 6-inch figure, to be sold by music retailers and some toy merchants, comes dressed in a white fringed shirt, blue velvet pants and scarves tied around his head and one leg.
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September 12, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
TORONTO -- I caught John Ridley's Jimi Hendrix movie on the fly in Toronto. Literally. "All Is By My Side" was the last film I watched at the festival before catching a plane back to L.A. The film is both written and directed by Ridley, whose script for "12 Years a Slave" is all the talk at Toronto. “All Is By My Side” is a smaller indie project that captures a year in the life of the game-changing guitarist. WATCH: Toronto Film Festival trailers The year was 1966.
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November 5, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
"Jimi Hendrix: Hear My Train A Comin'," which premieres Tuesday on PBS, inducts the (very) late guitarist, singer and songwriter into the PBS hall of "American Masters. " It's a sometimes-enlightening, regularly exciting, always watchable documentary that hits the main points of a short life. Still, viewers not already versed and invested in this music and milieu might want a little deeper context. Hendrix, who died at 27, has been gone for 43 years now. He was most assuredly a creature of his time, with his headbands and ruffles and psychedelic philosophizing, and yet he exists outside of time, one of those artists like Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis or Bill Monroe you could study forever, profitably, and never crack their secret.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
A feature-length film capturing Jimi Hendrix's extended 1969 performance at Woodstock will be screened in theaters starting later this month for the first time. “Hendrix 70: Live at Woodstock” includes 14 performances such as his rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “Purple Haze” featured in the original “Woodstock” theatrical film, plus “Spanish Castle Magic,” “Red House”  and “Lover Man” and “Izabella,” “Fire” and “Villanova Junction” as Hendrix introduced his new band, Gypsy Sun & Rainbows.
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March 13, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Rising country singer Luke Bryan has scored his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with “Spring Break ... Here to Party,” a collection that sold nearly 150,000 copies during its first week. A safe distance behind at No. 2 is Jimi Hendrix's “People, Hell and Angels,” a posthumous collection of previously unreleased studio recordings the rock guitar hero made from 1968 to 1970. It sold 72,000 copies and becomes his highest charting album since “Electric Ladyland” went to No. 1 in 1968.
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September 12, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
TORONTO -- I caught John Ridley's Jimi Hendrix movie on the fly in Toronto. Literally. "All Is By My Side" was the last film I watched at the festival before catching a plane back to L.A. The film is both written and directed by Ridley, whose script for "12 Years a Slave" is all the talk at Toronto. “All Is By My Side” is a smaller indie project that captures a year in the life of the game-changing guitarist. WATCH: Toronto Film Festival trailers The year was 1966.
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November 13, 2008 | times staff and wire reports
Mitch Mitchell, the drummer for the legendary Jimi Hendrix Experience of the 1960s, has been found dead in his Oregon hotel room. He was 61. Erin Patrick, a deputy medical examiner in Multnomah County, said Mitchell was found dead shortly after 3 a.m. Wednesday in his room at the Benson Hotel in downtown Portland. She said Mitchell apparently died of natural causes. An autopsy is planned.
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January 11, 2010 | By Geoff Boucher
With the exception of James Dean, who made only three films, there might be no pop-culture icon who has done more with less than the late Jimi Hendrix. The ultimate guitar hero released just three studio albums before his death in 1970, but new generations of music fans keep plugging into his amplified legacy. The volume of Hendrix's music is about to get turned up. Today, the Hendrix estate and Sony Music Entertainment will announce the March 9 release of a "new" Hendrix album, "Valleys of Neptune," which will feature a dozen unreleased recordings.
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March 13, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Rising country singer Luke Bryan has scored his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with “Spring Break ... Here to Party,” a collection that sold nearly 150,000 copies during its first week. A safe distance behind at No. 2 is Jimi Hendrix's “People, Hell and Angels,” a posthumous collection of previously unreleased studio recordings the rock guitar hero made from 1968 to 1970. It sold 72,000 copies and becomes his highest charting album since “Electric Ladyland” went to No. 1 in 1968.
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March 4, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
There's been no shortage of posthumous Jimi Hendrix releases since the groundbreaking electric guitarist, singer and songwriter died at age 27 in 1970: Only three Hendrix albums charted during his lifetime, while more than three dozen released after his death have made it to the Billboard 200 Albums chart. Still, the appearance this week of three Hendrix albums constitutes something noteworthy. First up is “People, Hell and Angels,” a collection of a dozen previously unreleased studio tracks recorded in 1968 and 1969, sessions culled under the direction of the guitarist's sister, Janie Hendrix, who administers his estate, and producer-engineer Eddie Kramer, who worked closely with Hendrix in those final years of his life.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
A feature-length film capturing Jimi Hendrix's extended 1969 performance at Woodstock will be screened in theaters starting later this month for the first time. “Hendrix 70: Live at Woodstock” includes 14 performances such as his rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” and “Purple Haze” featured in the original “Woodstock” theatrical film, plus “Spanish Castle Magic,” “Red House”  and “Lover Man” and “Izabella,” “Fire” and “Villanova Junction” as Hendrix introduced his new band, Gypsy Sun & Rainbows.
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July 24, 2012 | Liesl Bradner
Does anyone really know what heaven looks like? For ages, artists have expressed their interpretations on canvas and authors have penned numerous books on their journeys to the hereafter. Recent titles include Mary C. Neal's “To Heaven and Back: A Doctor's Extraordinary Account of Her Death, Heaven, Angels, and Life Again: A True Story” and Todd Burpo's “Heaven Is for Real,” which spent 70 weeks on the L.A. Times bestsellers list. In the story of a 4-year-old boy's visit to heaven during emergency surgery, the artwork of 8-year-old Akiane Kramarik (who also had a near-death experience)
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April 6, 2012 | By Richard Cromelin, Special to the Los Angeles Times
It was the physical embodiment of rock's power and majesty - a wall of black, vinyl-clad cabinets, one atop the other, crowned with a rectangular box containing the innovative circuitry that revolutionized the music. This was the famed Marshall stack, the amplification gear that has dominated rock stages since its introduction in the early 1960s, bestowing on guitarists the ability to achieve unprecedented volume and controlled distortion. From the Who, Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix in the 1960s on through Peter Frampton, Van Halen, AC/DC, Motley Crue, Guns N' Roses and Nirvana in succeeding decades, the cursive "Marshall" emblazoned on the speakers has served as an inescapable backdrop signature.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 8, 2011
Filmed during Jimi Hendrix's final tour less than three weeks before his death, the concert documentary "Blue Wild Angel: Jimi Hendrix at the Isle of Wight" captures the rock guitarist's singular style and musicianship. Janie Hendrix, his sister, will introduce the screening, and a panel discussion with Bob Santelli, Billy Cox, Murray Lerner and John McDermott will follow. Grammy Museum, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Thu. $10. (213) 765-6800. http://www.grammymuseum.org
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November 7, 1989 | From Times Staff and wire service reports
A mural of the late guitarist Jimi Hendrix at a high school will not be whitewashed despite a petition by some students who object to the rock star's drug use. "I hesitate to accept that Jimi Hendrix's life and work can or should be condensed into, 'He is a symbol of drug abuse,' " Ridgefield High School Principal Elaine Bessette said Monday.
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January 27, 1989 | ROBERT HILBURN, Times Pop Music Critic
CD buyers are generally older and more affluent than vinyl or cassette album customers, retailers tell us. Still, Billboard magazine's weekly CD chart and its regular Top 200 album chart (which reports vinyl, cassette and CD sales) tend to be largely interchangeable. The notable exception in recent weeks: the Jimi Hendrix Experience's "Radio One" album. Released by Ryko, the album has been in the CD Top 20 for more than two months, but has yet to crack the Top 100 on the regular LP chart.
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August 12, 2011 | By Dima Alzayat, Los Angeles Times
By now, lots of Angelenos have spent a Saturday evening watching movies in Hollywood Forever Cemetery. For 10 years, from May through September, movie lovers with blankets, picnic baskets and wine bottles in hand have flocked to the Cinespia series to watch classic films among Tinsletown's resting celebrities. But if you've ever snuggled on the grass with a favorite snuggler and wondered what it would be like to spend the whole night there, this Saturday is your big chance. This weekend, Cinespia's Movies til Dawn invites guests to grab their sleeping bags and experience an all-night psychedelic-themed movie extravaganza.
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May 13, 2010 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
As symbolically devastating as the recent flooding in Nashville was to the home of the historic Grand Ole Opry House, the toll on another building little known outside the city's music community may well have a broader, more lasting impact. That building is Soundcheck Nashville, a "cartage" facility, where roughly 1,000 musicians, including country stars such as Taylor Swift, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Vince Gill, as well as hundreds of the world's most accomplished studio musicians, store their instruments and equipment.
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