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December 3, 1995 | Dennis Romero, Dennis Romero is a staff writer for The Times' Life & Style section
Take a good look at Goldie's face: muscular and tense, with a mouthful of gold incisors and leering eyes that have seen both the streets and the sound studios. It could be the musical face of the future. "Urban breakbeat has become the mood of the '90s," says Goldie in a sneering cockney accent, "like rap was in the '80s." The similarities between Goldie's new sound and the rise of rap are haunting.
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May 26, 1996 | Don Heckman
In the recent rush to downsize government, the programs that subsidize the arts have been among the primary initial targets. Consequences of the cutbacks are already being felt, mostly at the secondary school level--the point at which unique creative talent begins to emerge. The negative repercussions for music in general, and jazz in particular, are obvious.
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May 26, 1996 | Don Heckman
In the recent rush to downsize government, the programs that subsidize the arts have been among the primary initial targets. Consequences of the cutbacks are already being felt, mostly at the secondary school level--the point at which unique creative talent begins to emerge. The negative repercussions for music in general, and jazz in particular, are obvious.
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December 3, 1995 | Dennis Romero, Dennis Romero is a staff writer for The Times' Life & Style section
Take a good look at Goldie's face: muscular and tense, with a mouthful of gold incisors and leering eyes that have seen both the streets and the sound studios. It could be the musical face of the future. "Urban breakbeat has become the mood of the '90s," says Goldie in a sneering cockney accent, "like rap was in the '80s." The similarities between Goldie's new sound and the rise of rap are haunting.
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November 19, 2000 | STEVE BALTIN
The jungle music hero keeps the beats coming fast and furious, using American hip-hop as the foundation for dense drum-and-bass arrangements. In keeping with the hip-hop motif, "Ghetto Celebrity" finds guest Method Man rhyming with the rapid-fire tat-tat-tat of a machine gun. The recently released "Mode" is an occasionally impressive soundscape for the clubs, but the unrelentingly frenetic pace will eventually wear out all but the most devout drum-and-bassheads.
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June 26, 1994 | BILL KOHLHAASE
BLACK/NOTE "Jungle Music" Columbia * * * Post-bop combo Black/Note has done more for the L.A. jazz scene than any group in recent memory. The band's jump to a major label is the envy of the handful of L.A. ensembles that plow the same ground on the revitalized Crenshaw jazz scene. In its favor, Black/Note functions as a unit--no single member is being touted as the next big thing. But Black/Note does fit the record business's infatuation with revivalism.
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March 5, 2001 | DAVID PIERSON
When jungle music first came out of England's slums in the early '90s as the wayward child of techno and rave, few purists ever imagined it would evolve into something as refined as what Roni Size and his crew Reprazent performed Friday at the House of Blues. Jungle was aptly renamed drum-and-bass, and producers such as Size found a middle-ground sound between the avant-garde and the deliciously funky. On its current U.S.
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April 6, 1989
From the outside, Stowers Elementary School in Cerritos looks no different than the other elementary schools in the ABC Unified School District. But inside, the school has been turned into a jungle. Cheetahs, zebras, gorillas, tigers and other wild animals and exotic vegetation created in crepe paper leap from the walls of classrooms, the library and administration buildings. The nearly 600 students at the school are on an African reading safari, aimed at stimulating them to read.
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June 10, 1999 | HARRISON SHEPPARD
Specimens of the most common palm tree species range in cost from about $15 for a young tree in a 1-gallon container to $95 for one in a 15-gallon container, says nursery owner Phil Bergman. Bigger or rarer specimens can cost significantly more. Here are some sources if you want more information or to purchase a certain variety: Ralph Velez: (714) 775-0453. (His one request: Please don't call him to ask about removing unwanted palm trees.) The International Palm Society: http://www.palms.org.
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December 15, 1997 | VICTORIA LOOSELEAF
Dancer-choreographer Cassandra Bruno's most intriguing gambit in a bloated, aimless performance, "Things From the Attic," was, perhaps, her beginning the evening from a seat in the front row of the Attic Theatre Centre in Hollywood on Saturday. It was there that Bruno, director of the Movement Company, cast herself as unofficial tour guide of a Woodstock-like, three-act work of immense conceit, with flailing arms in evidence and a perpetually open-mouthed visage that smacked of emptiness.
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July 17, 1995 | DENNIS ROMERO
There's a curious distinction in England between pop music that is "intelligent" and that which is said to pander to the base tastes of the masses. It is a debate that might very well be the San Andreas fault of future pop--head music versus street sound.
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September 25, 1997 | HEIDI SIEGMUND CUDA
The Trailer Park Casanovas, one of L.A.'s most enduring and inventive bands, offer a rare mutation of hillbilly punk, and you can check them out tonight at the Garage in Silver Lake. . . . Although Mike Tyson may have weighed in at Chocolate Bar, it was not at Pedro's Grill (as reported in last week's Club Buzz). The immensely popular soul joint left Pedro's for the underground, taking up on Saturday nights at an undisclosed downtown loft. The 6-month-old club offers an L.A.
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