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August 18, 2011
Following the platinum selling success of last year's "Soldier of Love" — Sade's first new album in a decade — the sultry-voiced British singer will perform recent hits, such as the Grammy-nominated "Babyfather," plus classics from her just-released greatest hits compilation, "The Ultimate Collection. " Neo-soul heavy hitter John Legend will open all three nights. Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., Downtown. 8 p.m. Fri.-Sun. $49.50-$179.50. (213) 742-7340. http://www.staplescenter.com.
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March 27, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
The xx hasn't released a new album since "Coexist" in 2012, but the British electro-soul trio is having something of a moment nonetheless. For starters, the group is in New York nearing the end of a run of unique shows at the Park Avenue Armory in which it's playing nightly to audiences of approximately 40 people -- a different vibe, needless to say, than the xx's main-stage performances last year at Coachella. And then there's the new Coldplay single, " Magic ," which has been widely compared to the xx, and for good reason: With its spindly guitar line and gentle machine beat, the song sounds exactly like the xx. INTERACTIVE: Discover songs of L.A. Now the band's resident beatmeister, Jamie xx, has added to the proceedings with a solo tune posted online early Thursday.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 2011
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Staples Center 102.7 KIIS Wango Tango, May 14 (Sat.); Sade, Aug. 21 (Mon.) Honda Center Sade, Aug. 31 (Mon.) The Wiltern Sleep, June 26 (Thurs.); Ballet Folklorico, May 1; Eddie Vedder, July 8; Buffalo Springfield, June 4-5; Widespread Panic, July 13-14 (Fri.) Club Nokia The Dan Band, May 28 (now); Boyz II Men, July 15; Owl City, July 21 (Fri.) Nokia Theater Earth, Wind & Fire, June 1 (Fri.)
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August 31, 2013 | By August Brown
There's one second of sound on John Legend's new album, "Love in the Future," that sums up his current artistic mission. It's on the delicate, gloomy track "Asylum," and the sound is a snare drum. Or rather a blast of raw, percussive white noise that punctuates Legend's future-soul tale of a love "where we both go crazy. " "We were leaning toward progressive, cool samples with space and minimalism," Legend said. "How do you refresh a genre that's so traditional and classic?" Although Legend is an R&B artist indebted to Sam Cooke's pristine phrasing and white-shoe piano ballads, his "Love in the Future" sounds remarkably modern.
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March 7, 2001 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like crossword puzzles? Try this pop music clue: Four letters. Female artist who debuted in the 1980s with distinctive sound, often ethereal and exotic. Famously reclusive. Has sold millions of albums but ignores music industry convention. Even if you feel confident, we suggest you use a pencil--there are two answers. Sade and Enya, two enigmatic stars with very different music but similar career paths, returned in November to the U.S. album charts after an absence of more than five years.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 22, 1988 | KRISTINE McKENNA
***SADE. "Stronger Than Pride." Epic. As Johnny Mathis was to the '50s, so Sade is to the '80s. Like the man who provided the sound track for countless make-out sessions of the "I-Like-Ike" era, Sade creates the perfect groove for romance, and by the time this LP sways to a close, you'll know without a doubt that you've received a musical soul kiss.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 2, 1989
William Wilson's March 19 review of the Man Ray exhibition at MOCA describes by numerical importance the artist's work. It states that "The Lovers" is Man Ray's best painting, his second-best painting is "The Rope Dancer Accompanies Herself With Her Shadows" and the third-best painting is of the Marquis de Sade. Could Mr. Wilson educate me as to what are the sixth-best and fourteenth-best paintings in the Man Ray exhibit? SCOTT BERG Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
February 24, 1985 | DENNIS HUNT
Sade (pronounced Shah-DAY), a half-Nigerian, half-British singer who's the rage in England, has this intimidating, icy image. She comes across as haughty and inaccessible, the ultimate glacial glamour girl, the kind of person most people approach with some trepidation. Sade, 24, isn't really an iceberg. There's some warmth behind all that cool. But not a whole lot. There's just enough warmth to thaw the fringes of the chilly exterior.
BOOKS
March 27, 1988 | Brett Singer, Singer is the author of "The Nature of Love: The Modern World" (University of Chicago Press), recently reviewed in these pages
The concept of the erotic is elusive. Philosophers have always found it difficult; writers of fiction regularly present its phenomenology but rarely with much analysis of its components. It both includes and intimates facts about our sexuality, but it involves much more than the merely sexual. It suggests and often approximates ideas about love, but frequently falls short.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2011
EVENTS Orange County BBQ Bonanza Loosen your belt to prepare for a weekend of sizzling, sauce-slavered meats, including pork ribs, beef ribs, tri-tip, pulled pork, chicken, sausages and more. Live entertainment from Bill Magee Blues Band, Bonne Musique Zydeco, Texas House Party and others, plus kids' entertainment. Fountain Valley Recreation Center and Sports Park, 16400 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. Admission, $5; menu items, $2-$25.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 2011
Following the platinum selling success of last year's "Soldier of Love" — Sade's first new album in a decade — the sultry-voiced British singer will perform recent hits, such as the Grammy-nominated "Babyfather," plus classics from her just-released greatest hits compilation, "The Ultimate Collection. " Neo-soul heavy hitter John Legend will open all three nights. Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., Downtown. 8 p.m. Fri.-Sun. $49.50-$179.50. (213) 742-7340. http://www.staplescenter.com.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 30, 2011
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Staples Center 102.7 KIIS Wango Tango, May 14 (Sat.); Sade, Aug. 21 (Mon.) Honda Center Sade, Aug. 31 (Mon.) The Wiltern Sleep, June 26 (Thurs.); Ballet Folklorico, May 1; Eddie Vedder, July 8; Buffalo Springfield, June 4-5; Widespread Panic, July 13-14 (Fri.) Club Nokia The Dan Band, May 28 (now); Boyz II Men, July 15; Owl City, July 21 (Fri.) Nokia Theater Earth, Wind & Fire, June 1 (Fri.)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 2010 | By Nelson George, Special to the Los Angeles Times
? Helen Folasade Adu, a.k.a. pop soul chanteuse Sade, had been a complete vegetarian for nine years when she spotted some lambs on her farm in England. "I hate to say this," she intones in the warm, husky voice beloved by her fans for the last 25 years, "but when I saw these lambs gamboling through the field and I started to salivate and I thought I should get to the tandoori shop quick before I pull a leg off one of the lambs. It's weird. I just thought the natural thing to do right now was to eat meat.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2003 | Lynell George, Times Staff Writer
When we last glimpsed the "Afropean" pop duo Les Nubians, the fetching Faussart sisters were in fast-forward motion -- the toast of at least three continents, testing out the 24-hour-party-people night life, slinking about in their neo-tribal face paint, sipping white Bordeaux. Their 1998 debut album, "Princesses Nubiennes," on OmTown/Higher Octave/Virgin, thrust Helene, 28, and Celia, 24, into the international spotlight.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2002 | AGUSTIN GURZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The sound of heavy rain briefly filled the hot and crowded Temple Bar during Friday's show by New York's Si*Se, a favorite of alter-Latino fans. The depressing drizzle set the midnight mood in the dark Santa Monica club. "You know what that is?" asked the group's lead singer, Carol C. (for Cardenas), petite and barefoot with a hip-hugging, wraparound skirt and tight, shoulder-baring black top. The diva's adoring fans answered with cheers, as if to say, "Yo si se," which means, "Yes, I know."
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2011
EVENTS Orange County BBQ Bonanza Loosen your belt to prepare for a weekend of sizzling, sauce-slavered meats, including pork ribs, beef ribs, tri-tip, pulled pork, chicken, sausages and more. Live entertainment from Bill Magee Blues Band, Bonne Musique Zydeco, Texas House Party and others, plus kids' entertainment. Fountain Valley Recreation Center and Sports Park, 16400 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sun. Admission, $5; menu items, $2-$25.
BOOKS
April 7, 1991
Henry Bean's review of Bret Easton Ellis' "American Psycho" marks a sad day for The Times' Book Review section. First of all, Bean had better decide whether he wants to review books or grind old liberal political axes. The kind of depravity characterized by Ellis' book thoroughly transcends all historical and social contexts; thus, attempting to hang the responsibility for a jerk like Bateman on the Reagan-Yuppie milieu is transparent. Pedagogic Bean is at some pains to place "Psycho" in its correct literary perspective for us poor dumb readers with the obligatory references to Sade, Lautreamont, and Genet.
MAGAZINE
February 3, 2002 | MICHAEL ALAN LERNER, Michael Alan Lerner, who was a foreign correspondent for Newsweek, is a screenwriter and freelance journalist living in New York City
It's 10 a.m. on a crisp November day, and Suraya Sadeed bounces around in a highly combustible natural gas-powered van over potholes the size of swimming pools. We are traveling through Tajikistan's dusty, desolate no man's land of minefields and barbed-wire fences toward the Afghan border. Russian troops lie in the hills above with orders to shoot on sight anyone attempting to cross over. Sadeed, incongruously, looks like she's going to a ladies' lunch. Her makeup is immaculate.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 23, 2001 | RANDY LEWIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Watch out, J. Lo: Sade's on the move. Toward the end of her two-hour concert Friday at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, the seemingly ageless singer appeared with a bandanna on her head, a simple blouse, dark pants and what looked like tap shoes to strut some streetwise choreography. That was the evening's biggest surprise--maybe its only one, for as any of the nearly 3 million people who bought her current "Lovers Rock" album in the U.S.
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