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Tom Cheyney

Whole Lotta Lens

Few rock & roll photographers have "captured the moment" as consistently as Bob Gruen. With a career stretching back to the 1960s, the New York-based chronicler's massive portfolio includes many uber-iconic images: John Lennon flashing the peace sign in front of the Statue of Liberty; Sid Vicious shoving a hot......

SIMPLY GRAND FOR 25 YEARS

Over 25 years, Grand Performances has provided a musical memory box, with sounds from every cultural continent coursing over the California Plaza watercourt, ar...

L-A-U-R-E-A-T-E!

W.S. Merwin has planted more than 800 species of palm trees on his Maui property during the past 30 years and has written a like number of poems over the course...

THE POET AND THE JAZZBOS

Robert Pinsky once yearned to follow in the footsteps of his heroes Dexter Gordon, Coleman Hawkins and other titans of the almighty reed, which the poet describ...

WAY BACK IN THE 1960s

Mixed-media performance doesn't have to be a snaggle of digitally triggered video art, programmed spastic beats, seizure-inducing strobes, and a tragically ...

BETTER LIVING THROUGH FREE MUSIC

Another summer, another ridiculous panoply of free live music events to enjoy around our sprawling metropole. That's right, free. Not guest-list free but gr...
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Youssou N’Dour's Northern Soul

Youssou N’Dour may be the best singer you’ve never heard of, despite his 20-year-plus international career, his numerous humanitarian endeavors and his place on...
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Singin', Talkin', Laughin'

Lucinda Williams at the El Rey, September 9 Lucinda Williams kept a firm grip on her joy during the Sweet Old World night of her ambitious “album-a-night” stand at the El Rey. The dark angel of twang had a good ol’ time, playing with special guests like Jim Lauderdale, Chuck......
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The Rhythm Method

For a guy who’s been AARP-eligible for well over a decade, Joe Boyd has pretty amazing recall of numerous serendipitous experiences from 40 years ago. But, he says, “There are certainly lots of things in between what I write about that I don’t remember.” Like the woman who came up......