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Charles Bradley and Marc Ballon; Credit: Photo by Timothy Norris

You're Never Too Old for Coachella

"You can ask me anything. You've opened up to me, and now I will open up to you." Charles Bradley, the 66-year-old soul singer extraordinaire, spoke those words to me a couple hours after his fiery Friday afternoon Coachella set. I had just told him how much his spellbinding performance......
It costs big bucks to look this bohemian; Credit: Photo by Chris Victorio

How the Hell Do People Afford Coachella?

By Marc Ballon Sierra Blackford really wanted to go to Coachella. But it wasn't easy. The 23-year-old Hawaiian singer-songwriter juggled three jobs as a waitress, playing gigs at local bars and working in a slipper store to save enough for her concert tickets, heavily discounted airfare (she knows somebody in......