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  • 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.......
  • Bruno Mars is simple, fun and entertaining in Allentown Fair opener

     
    In a day when popular music artists such as Lady Gaga try fill their work with dark, controversial messages and compete to outdo each other with huge stage spectacles, Bruno Mars proved Tuesday at Allentown Fair’s opening night that a......
  • Buddy Holly score card -- Hollywood star: 1; Grammy awards: 0

     
    Buddy Holly got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last week, but still has no Grammy Awards. Holly and other pioneering rock and rollers have long been overlooked by Grammy voters....
  • HBO’s Gumbel compares David Stern to plantation overseer

     
    HBO Real Sports anchor Bryant Gumbel never holds back in his commentary. And his recent comments about NBA Commissioner David Stern were no different in which he compared Stern to a plantation overseerer....
  • Adanowsky and the art of bedroom folk

     
    Adanowsky’s album, "Amador," debuts in the U.S. this week. It’s a velvety affair infused with creaky barroom pianos, gentle guitar strums, and Jodorowsky’s smoky, Gainsbourg-like croons that waft along like a cigar plume. The intimate...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • 'Fela!' celebrates influential Nigerian musician, activist

    'Fela!' celebrates influential Nigerian musician, activist
    He pioneered one the most influential, far-reaching musical genres of the past 50 years. He became a galvanizing force, too, in the cause of human rights. When he died, more than a million people turned out to witness his funeral cortege. Among those...