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  • Flashback Friday: Was L.A. ever more cool than in the 1960s?

     
    I've been revisiting the swinging '60s in recent days, working on an upcoming post about what Hollywood was like four decades ago when the "Easy Riders, Raging Bulls" generation took over the movie business. But the records that came out...
  • Billboard Hot 100 notches 1,000th No. 1 single: From Ricky Nelson to Lady Gaga

     
    Lady Gaga has snagged a piece of pop music history in landing the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with her new single “Born This Way.” Even more significant than posting the highest first-week digital sales...

    Jazz review: Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl

     
    Wynton Marsalis and the JLCO continue their mission as ambassadors of jazz at the Hollywood Bowl in a night punctuated by a tribute to the late James Moody.

    England: Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds

    England: Arts and Crafts in the Cotswolds
    I was recently invited to review a superb jazz festival in Cheltenham, about two hours west of London, in the Cotswolds. "You're going to the Cotswolds?" my friends gushed. "Yes," I said. " Hugh Masekela will be there. And Jack DeJohnette. Nigel...

    Bill Cosby makes more Playboy Jazz Festival memories

     Bill Cosby makes more Playboy Jazz Festival memories
    As a jazz fan, you really have to savor the select moments of the Playboy Jazz Festival, which began its 34th installment Saturday at its longtime home, the Hollywood Bowl. Because as a stand-alone, multi-day barometer of the state of the music, the...