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  • A month of Musikfest Cafe: How it's gone, and my 5 favorite shows so far

     
    It’s almost hard to believe, but the Musikfest Café at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem has been open a month already. Steve Miller, left, presents a Martin guitar to ArtsQuest President Jeffrey Parks at Musikfest Cafe's first show.....
  • Live review: Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80 at California Plaza

     
     Seun Kuti may be in only his late 20s, but when he stood on the outdoor stage at Grand Performances in downtown Los Angeles on Friday night, his alto sax held tight against his body, surrounded by 13 remarkable......
  • Live review: Global Soul with Stevie Wonder at the Hollywood Bowl

     
    At the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday night, the Tonight Show's Ricky Minor presented Global Soul, featuring Stevie Wonder, Janelle Monae, Sharon Jones, Mia Doi Todd and others....
  • Wednesday Platz Picks: A classic soul sound, plus blues and country rock

     
    One of my all-time favorite Musikfest discoveries remains the Austin-based soul/funk/R&B band Mingo Fishtrap, which is set to take over Americaplatz at 7 p.m. On top of being tight and groovy as hell, Mingo Fishtrap creates a classic, Stax Records-era.......
  • Theater review: 'Fela!' at the Ahmanson Theatre

     
    Charles McNulty reviews "Fela!" at the Ahmanson Theatre...
  • Re-creating Fela Kuti's Nigerian club at the Troubadour

     
    Kuti's jazz-funk will get a workout at the Troubadour. “Fela!,” the unconventional Tony Award-winning musical now playing at the Ahmanson Theatre, does a remarkable job re-creating a night at the late Nigerian Afrobeat icon Fela Anikulapo...
  • In Rotation: Rocket Juice & the Moon's eponymous debut

     
    In Rotation: Times pop music critic Randall Roberts recommends "Rocket Juice & the Moon," the new project by Damon Albarn, Tony Allen and Flea....
  • A big rollicking Valentine's concert featuring Bev Conklin and lots of talented friends

     
    23 songs by 23 artists! Michael Cloeren, emcee for Thursday night’s Bev Conklin and Friends Valentine’s Day Concert at the Musikfest Café, repeatedly reminded the audience what a “big” concert it was. I think there were only 22...
  • Dr. John diverts praise for new disc with Black Keys guitarist, Grammy, Rock Hall to others

     
    Even after a solo recording career that this year marks 45 years, even after being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, even after winning his sixth Grammy Award in February for his newest album, “Locked Down,” famed......
  • Danation: Strike Up the Bland

    The Super Bowl debuted in 1967, and the organizers of the halftime show put together a slate of acts sure to wow audiences: the University of Arizona and Grambling State University marching bands, and the Anaheim High School Drill Team. Seriously. That...
  • L.A. Story

    L.A. Story
    Rock stars, Jazzers, Pachucos...they may have grown up somewhere else quaint, like Sandusky, Ohio, or Canada, but they made their mark here—lived, created and died here. Music is as much a part of the L.A. legacy as film and television. From the bebop...