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February 25, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Andy Samberg is getting married! The "SNL" alum is engaged to musician Joanna Newsom, according to Us Weekly The Lonely Island crooner, 34, popped the question to his longtime girlfriend, whom he's been dating for five years, though it is unclear when he actually proposed. FULL COVERAGE: Oscars 2013 | Winners Newsom, 31, a folk singer-songwriter, was spotted over the weekend at the Indie Spirit Awards sporting her new bling while her fiance hosted the show.
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March 28, 2013
The songwriter-arranger Van Dyke Parks might be best known for his collaborations with Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys, but he keeps up with contemporary acts as well. He worked with Joanna Newsom on "Ys," and at this show his brings along the L.A. chanteuse Inara George and the New Orleans pianist Tom McDermott for a round-robin concert. McCabe's. 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sat. $22.50. McCabes.com .
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October 1, 2012 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
As the waning moon shone down on the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday night, two songs about California from the Chicago band Wilco and singer/composer/harpist Joanna Newsom felt handcrafted for the moment. The first was by opener Newsom, who over eight years has carved a singular path through the world of popular music with her graceful, wildly beatific internal narratives.  With a voice that conjured Joni Mitchell but not intentionally so, Newsom lifted her sound to the heavens on a whim during “In California.” A song about the California of her heart, she described a darkened internal realm where night comes “so fast it feels like some kind of mistake” and “walleyed deer, quiet as gondoliers” move across the land.
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February 25, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Andy Samberg is getting married! The "SNL" alum is engaged to musician Joanna Newsom, according to Us Weekly The Lonely Island crooner, 34, popped the question to his longtime girlfriend, whom he's been dating for five years, though it is unclear when he actually proposed. FULL COVERAGE: Oscars 2013 | Winners Newsom, 31, a folk singer-songwriter, was spotted over the weekend at the Indie Spirit Awards sporting her new bling while her fiance hosted the show.
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February 23, 2010
Joanna Newsom "Have One on Me" Drag City . . Joanna Newsom is a hard act to follow. Turn that phrase around in your head for a minute, as you would a tarnished knickknack, or one of Newsom's own lyrics, assembled from fable and casual conversation and just those kinds of clichés. It has two meanings, and both apply. In her young career, Newsom has burst free of the traditions that inspire her -- visionary California folk-rock, post-Kate Bush femme pop, fairy tales and modernist literature -- to assert a voice that seems totally singular, an end in itself.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 28, 2013
The songwriter-arranger Van Dyke Parks might be best known for his collaborations with Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys, but he keeps up with contemporary acts as well. He worked with Joanna Newsom on "Ys," and at this show his brings along the L.A. chanteuse Inara George and the New Orleans pianist Tom McDermott for a round-robin concert. McCabe's. 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sat. $22.50. McCabes.com .
ENTERTAINMENT
August 11, 2010
The Early Show Chef Katie Lee. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Bill Bennett; Gene Simmons. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News Republican nominee for governor Meg Whitman; Jason Schwartzman; Natasha Bedingfield. (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Julia Roberts; author Nancy Grace; author Michelle Malkin. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Regis and Kelly Anthony Edwards ("Flipped"). (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Bill and Giuliana Rancic. 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors Tests every woman should have; comprehensive test for newborns; erasing spider veins and cellulite.
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January 27, 2012
SERIES Kitchen Nightmares: In this new episode, Gordon Ramsay visits three California restaurants he helped turn around in the past: La Frite in Sherman Oaks, Kingston Cafe in Pasadena and Capri in Eagle Rock, along with the Spanish Pavilion in Harrison, N.J. Are they continuing to succeed, or have they reverted to their bad old ways? (8 p.m. Fox). SoCal Connected: This new installment examines efforts by the U.S. military to "go green" by finding alternative sources of fuel and energy (9 p.m. KCET)
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December 17, 2006 | Ann Powers, Times Staff Writer
ASSESSING this year in pop, I might as well start by throwing my hands in the air and waving them -- since I just don't know what the present means and the future holds. There's never been a more confusing time for the music industry, as it copes with the slow death of the CD (good riddance, crappy plastic!) and the embryonic development of the next bankable format. Downloads, streams, ring-tones, instant-messaged hits -- what's next, singing shoelaces?
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November 12, 2007 | Ann Powers, Times Staff Writer
Two songs into the second half of Joanna Newsom's appearance Friday at Disney Hall, she had to deal with a heckler. "Turn your vocal mike up!" shouted the well-meaning fan. Newsom, stationed behind her harp, seemed ready to comply. Then she paused. "Is that really necessary, though?" she asked. The crowd response was evenly mixed. "You guys can discuss it while I play this next song," Newsom said with a laugh, not changing a thing. She made the right decision.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 1, 2012 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
As the waning moon shone down on the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday night, two songs about California from the Chicago band Wilco and singer/composer/harpist Joanna Newsom felt handcrafted for the moment. The first was by opener Newsom, who over eight years has carved a singular path through the world of popular music with her graceful, wildly beatific internal narratives.  With a voice that conjured Joni Mitchell but not intentionally so, Newsom lifted her sound to the heavens on a whim during “In California.” A song about the California of her heart, she described a darkened internal realm where night comes “so fast it feels like some kind of mistake” and “walleyed deer, quiet as gondoliers” move across the land.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 2012
SERIES Kitchen Nightmares: In this new episode, Gordon Ramsay visits three California restaurants he helped turn around in the past: La Frite in Sherman Oaks, Kingston Cafe in Pasadena and Capri in Eagle Rock, along with the Spanish Pavilion in Harrison, N.J. Are they continuing to succeed, or have they reverted to their bad old ways? (8 p.m. Fox). SoCal Connected: This new installment examines efforts by the U.S. military to "go green" by finding alternative sources of fuel and energy (9 p.m. KCET)
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December 14, 2010
The Early Show (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Jeff Bridges; "Biggest Loser" finale; Keri Hilson. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Aaron Eckhart; Barbra Streisand. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Amy Yasbeck. 9 a.m. KCBS Live With Regis and Kelly Jeff Bridges; Ricky Gervais; Annie Lennox performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Sean "Diddy" Combs performs; Rachel Campos-Duffy and her husband, Sean Duffy. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors Katherine Schwarzenegger. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL The Talk Nick Lachey.
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April 25, 2010
UNDERRATED ‘Cherry Blossoms' (2008) : Most everything about this import from director Doris Dörrie shouldn't work: A cantankerous widower from the German highlands travels to Tokyo and learns to process his grief through the intricacies of Japanese butoh dance. And yet the depictions of loss, the gradual estrangement from one's children and the wondrous beauty of dance cast a gorgeous, powerfully emotional spell. Heather Morris on ‘Glee' : To be honest, we've cooled on this show of late, but since its return we've rekindled our comedy crush on Morris, who plays the galactically dim Glee Club cheerleader Brittany.
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February 23, 2010
Joanna Newsom "Have One on Me" Drag City Four stars Joanna Newsom is a hard act to follow. Turn that phrase around in your head for a minute, as you would a tarnished knickknack, or one of Newsom's own lyrics, assembled from fable and casual conversation and just those kinds of clichés. It has two meanings, and both apply. In her young career, Newsom has burst free of the traditions that inspire her -- visionary California folk-rock, post-Kate Bush femme pop, fairy tales and modernist literature -- to assert a voice that seems totally singular, an end in itself.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2007 | Ann Powers, Times Staff Writer
Two songs into the second half of Joanna Newsom's appearance Friday at Disney Hall, she had to deal with a heckler. "Turn your vocal mike up!" shouted the well-meaning fan. Newsom, stationed behind her harp, seemed ready to comply. Then she paused. "Is that really necessary, though?" she asked. The crowd response was evenly mixed. "You guys can discuss it while I play this next song," Newsom said with a laugh, not changing a thing. She made the right decision.
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