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M.I.A.

M.I.A.
M.I.A., born Maya Arulpragasam in London, is an electronica artist. Her music also blends the sounds of dancehall and hardcore rap.

In 2005, she released her first album, "Arular," which featured the popular track "Galang."

"Kala," her sophomore effort, was released in 2007. The album generated buzz in 2008 after one of its tracks, "Paper Planes," was used in trailers for the stoner action-comedy "Pineapple Express."
M.I.A., born Maya Arulpragasam in London, is an electronica artist. Her music also blends the sounds of dancehall and hardcore rap.

In 2005, she released her first album, "Arular," which featured the popular track "Galang."

"Kala," her sophomore effort, was released in 2007. The album generated buzz in 2008 after one of its tracks, "Paper Planes," was used in trailers for the stoner action-comedy "Pineapple Express."
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  • Season Preview: Your guide to Orlando-area theater

    Season Preview: Your guide to Orlando-area theater
    THE ABBEY The Orlando nightspot, at 100 S. Eola Drive, hosts plays, concerts and a fall cabaret series. The cabaret performances are at 8 p.m. and cost $10 each. Details: abbeyorlando.com. Monday Night Cabaret Series REBECCA FISHER: Sept. 8...
  • Grammy-winning songwriter, country chart-topper, actor/singer headline State Theatre season

     
    Singer-songwriter Randy Newman, country singer Jo Dee Messina and actor/singer Danny Aiello, along with a cache of comedy and a long lineup of Broadway and stage performances highlight the 2014-15 season of The State Theatre in Easton, which was...
  • Justin Bieber timeline: A look at the singer in South Florida

    Justin Bieber timeline: A look at the singer in South Florida
    It's like a scene out of a rap video. From driving an exotic car to reportedly spending big bucks at a strip club, pop star Justin Bieber has been living it up after arriving in South Florida on Monday. We combed through social media to get a sense of his...
  • Florida travel calendar for January

    Florida travel calendar for January
    Check out festivals and events in January across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) Nov. 29, 2013 - Jan. 5 2014: Carillon...
  • Album review: M.I.A., 'Matangi'

    Album review: M.I.A., 'Matangi'
    “Matangi” M.I.A. 3.5 out of 4 stars   Do you remember the episode of the Flash cartoon “Homestar Runner” when the Cheat holds a lightswitch rave and Strong Bad yells at him? (If not, watch it immediately.) That’s...
  • Album review: M.I.A. keeps idiosyncrasies on 'Matangi'

    At a New York release party for her new album "Matangi," M.I.A. brought a special guest onstage — WikiLeaks' Julian Assange. He Skyped an introduction to the show from his longtime temporary home inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. The...
  • Review: M.I.A. shakes the faithful (and the walls) at Belasco Theater

    Review: M.I.A. shakes the faithful (and the walls) at Belasco Theater
    M.I.A. had cautioned them, but her fans hadn’t listened. “iPhone connected to the Internet, connected to the Google, connected to the government,” went a claim in her song “The Message.” Released in 2010, the track...
  • Review: Robert Glasper tunes into 'Black Radio' at the El Rey

    Review: Robert Glasper tunes into 'Black Radio' at the El Rey
    Robert Glasper has plenty of people he can call on for guest appearances at his gigs. The jazz pianist’s acclaimed 2012 album, “Black Radio,” contains cameos by Erykah Badu, Meshell Ndegeocello and Lupe Fiasco, among others, while a...
  • YouTube Music Awards: Eminem Wins Artist of the Year in Video Site's Glitchy and Awkward Webcast

    The first YouTube Music Awards webcast wasn't broadcast-quality in any sense -- it was marred by video and sound snafus, and the show's hosts looked adrift as they tried to wing it without scripts -- with Eminem and a South Korean girl group winning top...
  • M.I.A.'s global dance party rocked the Riv

    M.I.A.'s global dance party rocked the Riv
    "Some (expletive) think I'm crazy," M.I.A proclaimed during her packed show at the Riviera on Thursday. "That makes you crazy, too, 'cause you're at my show." And while the Sri Lankan-bred, London-reared Mathangi "M.I.A." Arulpragasam has had her share of...
  • Complete list of Summer Sneaks films

    APRIL 30 The M Word At a struggling Los Angeles TV station, a children's show actress leads her female colleagues as new management arrives from New York on a cost-cutting mission. With Tanna Frederick, Michael Imperioli and Gregory Harrison....