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  • Who performed the first "blues" recording "Crazy Blues", recorded on August 10, 1920? a) Mamie Smith b) Ida Cox c) Bessie Smith

    ANSWER: a) Mamie Smith
  • Sweet home Laguna

     Sweet home Laguna
    Laguna Beach High School junior Macarena Rivera began playing "homemade music" with her stepdad, Jason Farthing, in the family's living room about two years ago, in order to promote his cigar box art and guitar business and to help the performing arts...
  • High-minded lowdown

    In the long and often embarrassing history of intellectuals' attempts to grapple with pop culture, there are, at least, a few high points. One of them is the work of the late Leslie Fiedler, the garrulous and provocative critic of literature who could...
  • Rihanna's 'Russian Roulette' is loaded -- but what does it say?

     
    For much of her career, Rihanna was seen as being not entirely herself. From her high-profile signing during Jay-Z’s Def Jam tenure to her steely, minimalist presence on blustery tracks by the-Dream and Tricky and Ne-Yo, Rihanna’s most successful...
  • Live: Maxwell and Jill Scott at Staples Center

     
    What do "real music" and meaningful sex have in common? Everything, it seemed, for the committed couples and best-girlfriend clusters who filled Staples Center on Saturday night to enjoy the R&B grooves of Maxwell and Jill Scott. The two singers......