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  • Pitiful Earthlings — bow to 'Intergalactic Nemesis'!

    If you're in the mood for some science fiction silliness, "The Intergalactic Nemesis: A Live-Action Graphic Novel" promises to keep you laughing on Friday, June 20, at 8 p.m. in the Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake. This Columbia Festival of the Arts...
  • Jimmy Scott, jazz vocalist with a distinctive high voice, dies at 88

    Jimmy Scott, jazz vocalist with a distinctive high voice, dies at 88
    Vocalist Jimmy Scott, often called "Little Jimmy Scott" for his small stature and memorable, high-pitched voice that was one of the jazz world's most unique sounds, died Thursday at his Las Vegas home. He was 88. His wife, Jeanie Scott, reported that...
  • KCRW to leave 'creative dungeon' for new above-ground studio complex

    KCRW to leave 'creative dungeon' for new above-ground studio complex
    KCRW-FM (89.9) will soon be crawling out of the basement, and we're not talking about ratings. The popular NPR affiliate, which for decades has produced a raft of music, news, cultural and public affairs programs out of claustrophobic underground...
  • For the record

    L.A. Kings parade: A caption for a photo that accompanied an article in the June 17 Section A about the parade marking the Kings' victory in the Stanley Cup finals described the celebrators in the photo as three fans in Kings garb. In fact, they were...
  • Poaching elephants

    Poaching elephants
    In May, a bull elephant was killed and its tusks hacked off in South Africa's flagship Kruger National Park. In most of Africa, this would have been an unremarkable event: An estimated 96 elephants a day are the victims of poachers. But this particular...
  • Russ Stanton, head of news at KPCC, to step down

    Russ Stanton, head of news at KPCC, to step down
    Former Los Angeles Times Editor Russ Stanton is leaving Southern California Public Radio, where he oversees the newsroom that produces content for KPCC-FM (89.3) and other nonprofit stations. The newsroom was told Wednesday afternoon that Stanton...
  • Aloe Blacc has finally stopped being That Guy

    Aloe Blacc has finally stopped being That Guy
    Folk-soul singer Aloe Blacc has been making albums since 2006, but until this year, he's been That Guy: the one you can't place, the one with a minor hit ("I Need a Dollar") you keep hearing in commercials, the one you keep confusing with other...
  • Jazz musician Horace Silver dies at age 85

    Jazz musician Horace Silver dies at age 85
    Jazz musician Horace Silver, a composer known for pioneering hard bop, has died, National Public Radio said on Wednesday. He was 85. Silver, a native of Norwalk, Connecticut, was shaped by the Portuguese influence in the islands of Cape Verde, from where...
  • Ben & Jerry's Announces Two New 'SNL'-Themed Flavors

    Ben & Jerry's is adding two "Saturday Night Live"-themed ice cream flavors to its extensive repertoire, paying homage to a favorite character and skit. Gilly's Catastrophic Crunch, a combination of chocolate and sweet cream ice creams with caramel...
  • Artists Guo Jian, Chen Guang detained in China over Tiananmen works

    Artists Guo Jian, Chen Guang detained in China over Tiananmen works
    Two prominent Chinese artists are believed to have been detained in China in recent weeks after creating works of art to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Guo Jian, who lives in Bejiing, was taken into custody earlier...
  • Library of Virginia recognizes Hampton Roads Authors

    Library of Virginia recognizes Hampton Roads Authors
    Every year the Library of Virginia in Richmond honors the commonwealth's authors and publishers who have demonstrated excellence in poetry, nonfiction and fiction. Additional named awards are presented, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. Local...