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  • Nicholas Payton at 40: 'Just getting started'

    Nicholas Payton at 40: 'Just getting started'
    Nearly 25 years ago, I encountered a teenage trumpeter in New Orleans whose obvious gifts were overshadowed only by his enormous potential. The young man became one of the most protean trumpet virtuosos in jazz, and last September Nicholas Payton turned...
  • Festival Review: Blue Water runs deep at Sawdust

    Festival Review: Blue Water runs deep at Sawdust
    The Blue Water Music Festival, hosted by Rick Conkey and his nonprofit Blue Water Green Earth, returned to Laguna Beach last weekend at the Sawdust Art Festival grounds under the shade of the tall eucalyptus grove. The two-day event featured a variety...
  • Luisa Maita's bossa nova is soft in a noisy world

    Luisa Maita's bossa nova is soft in a noisy world
    Brazilian singer Luisa Maita's soft delivery could be a reaction to the intense volume of her hometown, the sprawling metropolis of Sao Paulo. She has more than one feeling about this city and that subtle complexity comes across through her music....
  • Al Baitch, saxophonist

    Al Baitch, saxophonist
    Abraham "Al" Baitch, a musician recalled as one of Baltimore's finest saxophone players, died March 24 at Northwest Hospital after suffering a fall. The Pikesville resident was 89. During his 70 years in the local entertainment scene, Mr. Baitch was a...
  • Emmylou Harris returns to 'Wrecking Ball'

    Emmylou Harris returns to 'Wrecking Ball'
    In 1996, Emmylou Harris headlined a rapturously received concert at the Park West, where she broke out plenty of new material far removed from her days as the coolest cowgirl in country music. She was coming off a groundbreaking 1995 album, "Wrecking...
  • Wu-Tang Clan says it has been offered $5 million for secret album

    Wu-Tang Clan says it has been offered $5 million for secret album
    When the Wu-Tang Clan announced they would manufacture, and auction off, just one copy of a long-in-the-works secret album, the news was met with obvious intrigue. Who would shell out the money for the rarity -- and how much would a given collector be...
  • Ft. Hood gunman was hit hard by mother's death, family says

    Ft. Hood gunman was hit hard by mother's death, family says
    KILLEEN, Texas — After the sudden death of his mother in November, Army Spc. Ivan Lopez was upset that Army officials granted him less than two days to go home to Puerto Rico for her funeral. Carmen Lopez's death from a heart attack came just a...
  • Composer Mica Levi Gets Under Scarlett Johansson's Skin With Her Film Score Debut

    Critics have been wildly divided by Jonathan Glazer's oblique sci-fi meditation, "Under the Skin," in which Scarlett Johansson plays an extraterrestrial predator who eventually becomes the prey as human emotions start to cloud her unearthly resolve....
  • Outkast, Pharrell Williams top L.A. Times readers' Coachella picks

    Outkast, Pharrell Williams top L.A. Times readers' Coachella picks
    You did it. You survived Coachella 2014. Here's a look back at the festival's most memorable moments and the most popular musicians there — according to our readers. While our music staff compiled its list of "must see" talent, we asked you to...
  • A night at the Rat Opera

    A night at the Rat Opera
    It's rehearsal night at the Beachsound production studio in Miami Gardens, and Rob Elba and Brian Franklin are swapping memories of a man who's become synonymous with South Florida's noise-rock scene: Frank Falestra, a.k.a. Rat Bastard. In particular,...
  • Stagecoach 2014: Country music yin and yang meet in Indio

    Stagecoach 2014: Country music yin and yang meet in Indio
    The scene in the early hours of Stagecoach 2014 invites a philosophical inquiry of Socratic dimension: Which came first: the deluge of country songs about girls in Daisy Dukes, or the deluge of girls in said Daisy Dukes? Perhaps that historic first...