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October 23, 1990 | DAVID FERRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Smoky incense sticks burned over the door. Reggae gospel boomed over speakers Monday into the gritty Los Angeles street. The bloody shoot-'em-up film "Marked for Death," in which a white hero does battle with a criminal gang of black men in dreadlocks, had inspired a protest in Hyde Park, Jamaican-style.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 23, 1990 | DAVID FERRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Smoky incense sticks burned over the door. Reggae gospel boomed over speakers Monday into the gritty Los Angeles street. The bloody shoot-'em-up film "Marked for Death," in which a white hero does battle with a criminal gang of black men in dreadlocks, had inspired a protest in Hyde Park, Jamaican-style.
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June 22, 2000
CORONA DEL MAR 8pm Music The 20th annual Baroque Music Festival Corona del Mar continues with a chamber music program devoted to solos and trio sonatas by J.S. Bach. Performing on modern instruments, the players include David Shostac, flute; Gabriel Arregui, harpsichord; Clayton Haslop, violin; and Timothy Landauer, cello. The festival is marking the 250th anniversary of Bach's death, and its 20th anniversary. * Baroque Music Festival Corona del Mar, Sherman Library and Gardens, 2645 E.
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February 19, 1990 | DON SNOWDEN
The Itals stood conventional roots reggae wisdom on its head during an hourlong performance at the Music Machine on Friday. Reggae is often criticized for being too laid back, but the Jamaican vocal trio's harmonizing was more edgy and shrill than the smooth, rounded singing offered by, say, the Mighty Diamonds. The difference was exciting at first but gradually became grating, but the Itals made a dramatic comeback during an encore that lasted as long as the set proper.
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February 25, 1991 | DON SNOWDEN
There was no doubt which door to enter at the Long Beach Arena on Saturday: The 10th annual Bob Marley Day concert easily beat out the 16th annual Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Industry Trade Show. With the arena scaled to 10,000 capacity in its first year as a two-day event, the program sold out Saturday and was 90% sold out for Sunday.
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July 14, 1986 | STEVE HOCHMAN
For longtime reggae fans, the appearance of Bunny Wailer at Cal State Long Beach on Saturday held historical significance--this was the first-ever solo concert outside Jamaica by the singer who, along with Bob Marley and Peter Tosh, was a founding member of the ground-breaking group the Wailers. His three-hour performance proved worth the wait, as Wailer affirmed his place as one of the field's all-time greats.
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February 21, 2006 | Richard Cromelin, Times Staff Writer
And a child shall lead them? A biblical citation seems doubly appropriate when approaching Matisyahu's landmark performance at Sunday's Ragga Muffins Festival at the Long Beach Arena, where the 26-year-old Hasidic Jewish reggae phenomenon from White Plains, N.Y., walked among the graybeard giants of Jamaica's Rastafarian world and pretty much knocked everybody dead. It's a foregone conclusion that Matisyahu is primed to become a rare reggae artist with a mainstream rock following.
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April 24, 1988 | JEFF SPURRIER and STEVE HOCHMAN
Summer has always been the best season for local clubs, but this year may be a washout for many club-goers if the situation at Osko's Disco on the West Hollywood-Beverly Hills border doesn't clear up. Osko's four rooms are home to five rotating clubs, ranging in style from hard rock to hard funk, trash-glam and glitter to urban underground and dance-hall reggae.
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December 15, 1989 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
'Tis the season to be charitable for musicians on the local pop music scene, who will lend their services to three holiday benefits this weekend. Concertgoers can do a good deed and catch performances in styles ranging from Jamaican reggae to blues, Cajun music, bluegrass and avant-garde rock. The sixth annual Noise for Toys benefit is a two-show affair, tonight and Saturday at the Doll Hut, 107 S. Adams St.
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April 18, 1989 | MIKE BOEHM, Times Staff Writer
Drum rolls and synthesized music of the spheres swirled with portent, then a figure robed in priestly vestments appeared, stretched out his arms and said, "Behold." A glitzy holiday extravaganza at the Crystal Cathedral? No, just a Sunday-night reggae show at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre. The self-consciously beatific entrance was cause for fretting, even though the man in the holy Rastafarian trappings was Bunny Wailer, last living founder of the Wailers, a band that had few rivals in creating music with lasting spiritual and social impact.
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