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July 6, 2013 | By Kari Howard
One of my desert island discs would be “Pet Sounds” by the Beach Boys. I could probably listen to the last 53 seconds of “God Only Knows” forever - those soaring harmonies piling on top of each other and that crazy clip-clopping percussion. But my favorite track is the deceptively simple “Wouldn't It Be Nice.” The song has a touching cameo in one of this week's Great Reads, about gay and lesbian seniors finally getting the prom dates of their dreams. In this sweet story of boy-meets-boy, girl-meets-girl, the Beach Boys song floats over the loudspeaker at the dance.
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July 6, 2013 | By Kari Howard
One of my desert island discs would be “Pet Sounds” by the Beach Boys. I could probably listen to the last 53 seconds of “God Only Knows” forever - those soaring harmonies piling on top of each other and that crazy clip-clopping percussion. But my favorite track is the deceptively simple “Wouldn't It Be Nice.” The song has a touching cameo in one of this week's Great Reads, about gay and lesbian seniors finally getting the prom dates of their dreams. In this sweet story of boy-meets-boy, girl-meets-girl, the Beach Boys song floats over the loudspeaker at the dance.
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June 23, 2009 | Ann Powers; Mikael Wood; Margaret Wappler
Regina Spektor "Far" Sire * * * 1/2 Of all the lines an artist can spend her life crossing, the one between "cute" and "cutesy" is one of the riskiest. Seriousness attaches itself to explicit violence or sexuality -- think of Eminem and Madonna, discussed in the halls of church and state. Going deep into the realm of childlike wonder and whimsicality has the opposite effect.
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August 15, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug.12 - 18 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   CBS This Morning (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley; Kelsey Grammer; Lionel Richie; Curtis Stone. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Liam Hemsworth; performance from “The Midtown Men.” (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly First lady Michelle Obama. 9 a.m. KABC The View Troy Dunn. 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Jack Osbourne.
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August 6, 2006
I'M often turned off by pop culture analysis, which too often can seem forced and will tell me more about the writer than the subject. With this article ["Guitar Soul Divas," July 30], though, you touched upon some real truths regarding rock "authenticity" and the challenges of being a black woman playing acoustic, introspective music. I'm one of those musicians and feel encouraged by the success of the women you've featured. I find it interesting that you also mention white female singer-songwriters such as Regina Spektor and Kaki King.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 23, 2010
The Early Show (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Susan Boyle performs. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Lee Majors; India.Arie; Emeril Lagasse. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Live With Regis and Kelly Jessica Simpson performs; Cloris Leachman. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Cynthia McFadden; Doris Roberts. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors Health investigator Liz Vaccariello. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL The Talk Amy Yasbeck.
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August 15, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Aug.12 - 18 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   CBS This Morning (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley; Kelsey Grammer; Lionel Richie; Curtis Stone. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Liam Hemsworth; performance from “The Midtown Men.” (N) 7 a.m. KABC Live With Kelly First lady Michelle Obama. 9 a.m. KABC The View Troy Dunn. 10 a.m. KABC The Talk Jack Osbourne.
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June 21, 2009 | Denise Martin
Go on and talk about: "(500) Days of Summer." To celebrate the first day of summer (and promote its upcoming picturesque, downtown L.A.-set romantic comedy starring indie darlings Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel), Fox Searchlight has teamed up with street vendors across the city to hand out freebies to the first 500 people who arrive at the Sprinklesmobile, Cool Haus ice cream, Kogi's taco truck, Pink's hot dogs and more.
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June 5, 2008 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
Believe it or not, it will be 25 years ago this December that Cyndi Lauper burst onto the pop scene with the aptly titled "She's So Unusual." This week she's back on the album charts with her 10th studio collection, "Bring Ya to the Brink," which finds her once again playing the saucy music chameleon. "Brink" was recorded overseas with European dance heroes such as Basement Jaxx, Dragonette and Kleerup. The singer said it was yet another stamp in her career passport.
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January 28, 2005 | Steve Hochman, Special to The Times
Love and death, art and immortality, and a freewheeling, often lighthearted approach to such serious matter, though with a mordant edge. Those thematic threads, even without hearing the vestige of an accent in Regina Spektor's voice at the Hotel Cafe on Wednesday, would have been enough to expose her Russian roots. There were times, though, when the 24-year-old (who indeed lived in Moscow until her family moved to New York when she was 10) seemed from her own planet -- in an always-engaging way.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 23, 2010
The Early Show (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Susan Boyle performs. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Lee Majors; India.Arie; Emeril Lagasse. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Live With Regis and Kelly Jessica Simpson performs; Cloris Leachman. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Cynthia McFadden; Doris Roberts. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors Health investigator Liz Vaccariello. (N) 11 a.m. KCAL The Talk Amy Yasbeck.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 23, 2009 | Ann Powers; Mikael Wood; Margaret Wappler
Regina Spektor "Far" Sire * * * 1/2 Of all the lines an artist can spend her life crossing, the one between "cute" and "cutesy" is one of the riskiest. Seriousness attaches itself to explicit violence or sexuality -- think of Eminem and Madonna, discussed in the halls of church and state. Going deep into the realm of childlike wonder and whimsicality has the opposite effect.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2009 | Denise Martin
Go on and talk about: "(500) Days of Summer." To celebrate the first day of summer (and promote its upcoming picturesque, downtown L.A.-set romantic comedy starring indie darlings Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel), Fox Searchlight has teamed up with street vendors across the city to hand out freebies to the first 500 people who arrive at the Sprinklesmobile, Cool Haus ice cream, Kogi's taco truck, Pink's hot dogs and more.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 6, 2006
I'M often turned off by pop culture analysis, which too often can seem forced and will tell me more about the writer than the subject. With this article ["Guitar Soul Divas," July 30], though, you touched upon some real truths regarding rock "authenticity" and the challenges of being a black woman playing acoustic, introspective music. I'm one of those musicians and feel encouraged by the success of the women you've featured. I find it interesting that you also mention white female singer-songwriters such as Regina Spektor and Kaki King.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 2008 | Kevin Bronson
Angela Correa (pictured) could have given the world "Women's Participation in Urban Popular Movements in 1970s Mexico." Honorable and, no doubt, heady stuff, but having set aside that master's thesis to pursue songwriting, Correa later this year will instead release her debut album as Correatown, "Echoes," a less academic but decidedly heartfelt take on human interaction. "I always want to write the fun songs," she says, "but I always go back to real concerns and relationship issues."
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