Ray Charles: Genius Soul = Jazz Hollywood Bowl 7-11-12 Better than... hanging out at the Ray Charles Post Office on Washington Boulevard. Last night, a parade of marquee-ready names hit the stage of the Hollywood Bowl in tribute to the "Genius of Soul," Ray Charles. Featuring Babyface, Martina M ... More >>
Luigi VenturaDito Montiel and Aqeela Sherrills at Occupy L.A.Woodrow Coleman came all the way from Long Beach to see the Arab Spring bloom in downtown L.A. The African-American septuagenarian with deep-set brown eyes and a woolly white tangle of beard sports a well-worn baseball cap that sug ... More >>
The disgruntled campers on L.A. City Hall's front lawn -- suffocating grasses and inspiring driversby since October 1, like it's their job -- got some inspiration of their own this sweaty Saturday. Occupy Wall Street's much larger crowd may have been blessed by badass spoken-word from Brooklyn rapp ... More >>
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When Prince announced that he'd be releasing an album by a singer named Bria Valente, his "protege," many music fans scratched their heads. Was this another in a long line of Apollonia wannabes? What kind of "protege" was Valente? Do we trust Prince, who, aside from the Time, has been much less su ... More >>
If you've never heard Prince in serious conversation, it's illuminating, for sure. Prince sat down with PBS talk show host Tavis Smiley for a conversation to be aired on Monday and Tuesday of next week; here are a few teasers.
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