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September 3, 2003 | Richard Cromelin
It won't be long before the American Music Awards and then the Grammys salute pop music's big-selling artists, but this year their cult counterpart also will get some air time. The third annual Shortlist Music Prize, which honors albums that have sold fewer than 500,000 copies, will be televised for the first time -- via taped broadcasts of the Oct. 5 event -- on MTV2.
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August 22, 2011
COMEDY Cartoon Dump A twisted parody of old-school kiddie programs, this monthly comedy show finds costumed misfits such as Moodsy the Clinically Depressed Owl and Compost Brite digging up and presenting admittedly shoddy vintage toons. Each show also features a special guest. Steve Allen Theater, 4773 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. $10. (323) 666-4268. http://www.steveallentheater.com. Swanktown Live Actor, singer and ivory tickler Geoffrey Leigh Tozer celebrates the second anniversary of his award-winning SiriusXM radio show "Sly Crooner of SwankTown" with an hour of humorous stories and songs drawn from his impressive repertoire.
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September 20, 2004 | Geoff Boucher
When music industry veteran Tom Sarig says, "The world really doesn't need another awards show," the world nods along with him. But when he adds "unless it was one that is really different," he better expect a global roll of the eyes. Sure, awards galas ask for the envelope all the time, but how often do they push it?
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September 20, 2004 | Geoff Boucher
When music industry veteran Tom Sarig says, "The world really doesn't need another awards show," the world nods along with him. But when he adds "unless it was one that is really different," he better expect a global roll of the eyes. Sure, awards galas ask for the envelope all the time, but how often do they push it?
ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 2011
COMEDY Cartoon Dump A twisted parody of old-school kiddie programs, this monthly comedy show finds costumed misfits such as Moodsy the Clinically Depressed Owl and Compost Brite digging up and presenting admittedly shoddy vintage toons. Each show also features a special guest. Steve Allen Theater, 4773 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. $10. (323) 666-4268. http://www.steveallentheater.com. Swanktown Live Actor, singer and ivory tickler Geoffrey Leigh Tozer celebrates the second anniversary of his award-winning SiriusXM radio show "Sly Crooner of SwankTown" with an hour of humorous stories and songs drawn from his impressive repertoire.
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June 13, 2007
Farm Aid: This year's Farm Aid benefit will take place at Randall's Island in New York Sept. 9 with a lineup that includes Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews. Broadway closing: "Radio Golf," August Wilson's final work, played 272 performances on its way to New York, including a 2005 run at the Mark Taper Forum, but its Broadway run will end July 1 after only 64 performances.
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January 31, 2008 | Kevin Bronson
So serene and meticulous is the indie folk on Robert Francis' debut album, "One by One," that it's hard to picture the clutter in which it was birthed. "I kind of took over my dad's workroom, and he's a bit eccentric," Francis (pictured) says of the space in his family's Brentwood home that holds 30,000 vinyl records and stacks of sundry magazines belonging to his father, Robert Commagere, a pianist-composer. "There's no space to walk, but there is a lot to draw inspiration from."
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November 17, 2004 | Steve Appleford, Special to The Times
"I wait for Christmas, I don't wait to rock!" Singer-guitarist Jesse Hughes of the Eagles of Death Metal stood anxiously offstage at the Avalon Hollywood on Monday, waiting for his band's grand entrance at this year's concert for the Shortlist Music Prize. Hughes was on a mission to rock.
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March 10, 2005 | Steve Appleford, Special to The Times
Things are complicated for Nellie McKay, just as they are for the rest of us. She embraces the contradictions, revels in them, a young singer as filled with confidence as she is with self-doubt, a songwriter exploring modern life through music rooted in the ancient pop styles of Cole Porter and Billie Holiday. Listen as she laughs and coughs on the phone from her apartment in New York, and you begin to get the picture.
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December 11, 2005 | Richard Cromelin, Times Staff Writer
WILL the real Nellie McKay please stand up? Or shut up, as the case may be? The second option was requested loudly by a woman in the audience for McKay's recent performance at the Troubadour. It came up while the singer was in the middle of an emotional rant about how corporations were raping us all and how her record company was threatening to release her new album in an unacceptably short version.
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September 3, 2003 | Richard Cromelin
It won't be long before the American Music Awards and then the Grammys salute pop music's big-selling artists, but this year their cult counterpart also will get some air time. The third annual Shortlist Music Prize, which honors albums that have sold fewer than 500,000 copies, will be televised for the first time -- via taped broadcasts of the Oct. 5 event -- on MTV2.
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