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  • Pop legend Whitney Houston dies at 48

    Pop legend Whitney Houston dies at 48
    Whitney Houston, a willowy church singer with a towering voice who became a titan of the pop charts in the 1980s and 1990s but then saw much of her success crumble away amid the fumes of addiction and reckless ego, has died. She was 48. Kristen Foster, a...
  • Like/dislike: Katie Kehoe, artist

    Like/dislike: Katie Kehoe, artist
    Generally, we admire someone who will carry around a fishing rod everywhere with them for a year and 24 days. Which is why we were excited to chat with artist Katie Kehoe, who carried the rod around the city as a performance project. That's our kind of...
  • Dawes plays it old school

    Dawes plays it old school
    It's a hot, bone-dry, blue-skied day in the hills above Los Angeles — the kind of crystalline morning one might expect to see Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and the Byrds' Gene Clark relaxing on a redwood deck strumming acoustic guitars. But the guys...
  • Sprit of 1960s still alive with Stone Soul

    Sprit of 1960s still alive with Stone Soul
    The 1960s are half a century old now, and as far as Matt Phairas is concerned, they haven't aged a day. Phairas' band, Stone Soul, will play its latest monthly summer concert Friday at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa. The eight-piece...
  • Jay-Z, Kanye West single 'Otis' a letdown

    Jay-Z, Kanye West single 'Otis' a letdown
    The combination seems unbeatable: Jay-Z and Kanye West teaming up over a blazing Otis Redding sample. But “Otis,” a new digital single (streaming HERE) from the forthcoming West/Jay-Z album, “Watch the Throne,” is a bit of a...
  • Album review: 'Watch the Throne' a royal waste

    Album review: 'Watch the Throne' a royal waste
    2 stars (out of 4) When two of the biggest names in hip-hop – Jay-Z and Kanye West -- collaborate on an album, is there any way it can live up to the hype? Likely not, and that’s the burden “Watch the Throne” (Roc-A-Fella...
  • Cyndi Lauper finds the blues in Memphis

    Cyndi Lauper finds the blues in Memphis
    It has been almost three decades since Cyndi Lauper sashayed her way to status as a 1980s icon with "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," but the singer still knows how to have a good time. Her latest fun diversion is "To Memphis, With Love," a concert DVD...
  • Film helps African-Americans remember a lively Carr's Beach

    Film helps African-Americans remember a lively Carr's Beach
    Decades ago, a trip to segregated Ocean City presented far too many challenges for African-American families. Instead they went to a sandy peninsula near Annapolis, known as "the beach," for a day's outing. Carr's Beach — its proper name —...
  • Album review: Patrick Stump, 'Soul Punk'

    Album review: Patrick Stump, 'Soul Punk'
    3 stars (out of 4) Patrick Stump, the songwriter-singer who played trusty sidekick to pin-up Pete Wentz in multimillion-selling rock band Fall Out Boy, steps out for his first solo album, the misleadingly titled “Soul Punk” (Island).  The...
  • 'Posing Beauty in African American Culture' show at USC

    'Posing Beauty in African American Culture' show at USC
    A fashion show in Harlem in 1963, a portrait of a contemplative Michael Jackson in 1981 and a picture of friends celebrating their prom night in 2006 are among images on view in the exhibition "Posing Beauty in African American Culture" at USC's Fisher...
  • This fall, a Black Ensemble Theater transformed

     This fall, a Black Ensemble Theater transformed
    Jackie Taylor, the founder and artistic director of Chicago's Black Ensemble Theater, is staring at an utterly transformative fall. On Nov. 18, the $19 million new Black Ensemble Theater will open at the hitherto moribund 4450 North Clark St.,...