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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...

    Miriam Makeba dies at 76; South African singer spent 31 years in exile

    Miriam Makeba dies at 76; South African singer spent 31 years in exile
    Miriam Makeba, the South African singer who for more than half a century brought the intricate rhythms of her native land to millions of listeners around the world and whose role as a spokeswoman against apartheid subjected her to 31 years of exile,...