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August 21, 1995 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Listeners of KPWR-FM (105.9) are accustomed to hearing a steady diet of hip-hop, from the gangsta rap of Ice Cube and Dr. Dre to the more mainstream sounds of TLC. It's a mix that has propelled the station to the top of the local ratings. So the KPWR audience must have been surprised in recent months to hear C+C Music Factory's "Robi-Rob's Boriqua Anthem"--a Latin-flavored dance song with Spanish vocals--shoot to the top of the station's playlist.
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August 21, 1995 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Listeners of KPWR-FM (105.9) are accustomed to hearing a steady diet of hip-hop, from the gangsta rap of Ice Cube and Dr. Dre to the more mainstream sounds of TLC. It's a mix that has propelled the station to the top of the local ratings. So the KPWR audience must have been surprised in recent months to hear C+C Music Factory's "Robi-Rob's Boriqua Anthem"--a Latin-flavored dance song with Spanish vocals--shoot to the top of the station's playlist.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 5, 2001
Cradle of Filth, "Bitter Suites to Succubi," Spitfire Lila Downs, "Border," Narada World Ray Wylie Hubbard, "Eternal and Lowdown," Philo/Rounder Jack and the Beanstalk, "Cowboys in Sweden," Parasol Cheb Mami, "Dellali," Mondo Melodia/Ark 21 Minus, "Jesus Christ Bobby," Victory Robert Pollard & His Soft Rock Renegades, "Choreographed Man of War," Fading Captain Series Tindersticks, "Can Our Love ...
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August 12, 2001 | Steve Baltin
* * Richard Humpty Vission, "Damn That DJ Made My Day," Tommy Boy Silver. One of the forefathers of the house scene and a local hero thanks to his long-running stint with Power 106, Vission stays true to his reputation for pushing the limit with this dense, elaborate and ultimately exhausting mix CD. Of the staggering 34 tracks, none individually will make you question Vission's ear or song selection, which remain solid. As a complete work though, it becomes overwhelming.
NEWS
January 4, 2007 | Heidi Siegmund Cuda
Remembering two club vets The scene took a tragic hit with the loss of club veteran Eric Weitzman, who died Dec. 29 in South Africa in an accident. The 36-year-old was vacationing in Cape Town. He was riding a motorcycle when the engine guard fell off, causing him to fall off the bike. Weitzman, a co-owner of Tokio in Hollywood, was then struck and killed by a car.
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October 28, 2002 | Steve Baltin, Special to The Times
The attendance at the fifth annual Monster Massive rave Saturday was up a few thousand from last year's estimated 17,000, but a better indicator of recovery from dance music's post-Sept. 11 downturn was a reinvigorated spirit. That spirit was illustrated when the escalator inside the L.A. Sports Arena was closed by security.
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October 29, 2001 | STEVE BALTIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With five stages and more than 20,000 fans, Monster Massive sounds like an event that lived up to its name. And in some respects, it did. But the party, held Saturday at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, earned its title as arguably the best rave to hit L.A. this year by scaling back the spectacle.
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September 18, 2003 | Andrew Asch, Special to The Times
Chris Brown steps out of a giant stretch limo with an entourage of lingerie-clad women. To many, he may seem like he's on top of the world, but he knows he's nothing special at Anaheim's Club Live. According to Brown, it's one of the only clubs where people can be as bling-bling as they want to be. "There's not that many clubs that give people the chance to showcase their style," said Brown, 31, a promotion manager at Costa Mesa retailer PimpIt.com.
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September 13, 2001
Heart & Soul is a fitting name for a hip-hop festival that spotlights two old-school heroes, Sir Mix-a-Lot and the legendary Afrika Bambaataa. Also appearing: L.A. DJ Richard "Humpty" Vission, Freaky Flow & MC Flipside, Valerie & the Vibe tribe and others. * Heart & Soul, National Orange Show Events Center, 689 S. E St., San Bernardino, 4 p.m. $20 to $30. (909) 888-6788.
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February 11, 1999 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If you ruled the world and defined fun as cranked up hip-hop, pretty young things to spark both sexes, cheap drinks and minimal 'tude, you'd keep the Red Velvet Lounge running on Saturdays for eternity. "If I Ruled the World," by rapper Nas, set the tone a few Saturdays ago when, by 10:30 p.m., the pretties had begun to invigorate the dance floor with lusty moves and a liberating sense of abandon. Who cared if the lyrically light hip-hop song had long passed its prime?
NEWS
May 29, 2003 | Steve Baltin, Special to The Times
IT'S a beautiful L.A. Saturday afternoon in late May and you're looking for something to do. There's the beach, maybe you're one of the few people who hasn't seen "The Matrix Reloaded" yet, the Dodgers are home (even if it is only against the Milwaukee Brewers). A political rally with the presidential election more than a year away and the war in Iraq over probably ranks up there with visiting the in-laws or cleaning out the garage on the list of potential activities.
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