Jacqueline Michael Whatley

R Kelly

This multiple Grammy-winning vocalist, songwriter and super-producer defined the 1990s and mid-2000s with his signature erotically imbued sound, heard on such slow jams as “Bump N’ Grind,” “Seems Like You’re Ready” and countless others. Throughout his nearly 30 years in the business, the Chicago native has sold more than 100......

Amber Riley

Actress-singer Amber Riley blessed Angelenos last December at the Roxy, where she offered up soulful and unorthodox renditions of such hackneyed holiday classics as “Sleigh Ride” and “Santa Baby.” She even rapped. According to her Facebook page, we should expect nothing less this year. Tonight’s show will feature performances by......

A$AP Mob

The Harlem-bred rap posse known for its decadent, sometimes glamorous tales of past drug slanging, groupie love and the luxe life has been hard at work on both individual and group projects in recent months. A$AP Ant released mixtape Percs & Lean, A$AP Ferg released the singles “Doe-Active” and “Perfume”......

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

Grammy Award–winning rap posse Bone Thugs-N-Harmony were a mainstay on urban music charts throughout the 1990s. Their melodic, G-funk–inspired sound, characterized by Bizzy’s unorthodox speed-rapping can be heard on such hits as “Thuggish Ruggish Bone,” “1st of tha Month” and “Tha Crossroads.” But after more than 20 years in the......

Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival

Established two years ago by Odd Future founder and figurehead Tyler, The Creator, the excitement-filled Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival is one of this fall’s not-to-miss musical events. The daylong extravaganza will feature a spacious skate park, rides, food trucks and an all-star cast of live performances. Headlining the festivities are......

Daryl Hall & John Oates

With more than 80 million albums sold worldwide, Daryl Hall and John Oates are the best­-selling duo in music history. The Philadelphia-­based, soul-­infused pop outfit ruled the charts during the late 1970s and into the ’80s with such hits as “Sara Smile,” “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do),”......
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Lana Del Rey

Maybe Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey really does want to die. In a June interview with The Guardian, the forlorn pop star and recovered alcoholic proclaimed, “I wish I was dead already.” (She later claimed the quote was taken out of context.) Del Rey’s quick ascent following the release of......

Lana Del Rey

Maybe Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey really does want to die. In a June interview with The Guardian, the forlorn pop star and recovered alcoholic proclaimed, “I wish I was dead already.” (She later claimed the quote was taken out of context.) Del Rey’s quick ascent following the release of......