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  • Femi!

    Femi!
    Nigerian saxophonist Femi Kuti plays live in his home country at least three times a week, sits in on studio sessions with some artists who request his collaboration, and is finishing a new album with his band, the Positive Force.
  • Tuesday night belongs to Black Star

    Tuesday night belongs to Black Star
    Talib Kweli Way, way, way back in 1998, Talib Kweli and Mos Def released an album as the MC duo Black Star. The self-titled record pleaded for nonviolence in the wake of the murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls and came packed with the sort of...

    Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All is performing rap on its terms

    Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All is performing rap on its terms
    Revolutions are still televised, but they get Tumblr'd, tweeted and YouTubed first. This one started last summer when music micro-bloggers began deifying a pack of nine skateboarding, freewheeling teenaged rap vandals from Los Angeles. Full name:...

    2011 Summer movies list

    2011 Summer movies list
    May 6 The Beaver A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...

    PASSINGS: Jimmy Castor, Robert Dozier

    PASSINGS: Jimmy Castor, Robert Dozier
    Jimmy Castor Wrote hit song 'Troglodyte (Cave Man)' Jimmy Castor, a funk and soul saxophonist, singer and songwriter best known for "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" and "It's Just Begun," died Monday of apparent heart failure at a Las Vegas hospital. He was 71,...