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  • Medeski, Martin and Wood still going their own way

    Medeski, Martin and Wood still going their own way
    After 17 years, nine studio albums and countless tours, Medeski, Martin and Wood are, in a sense, a band without a country. And they couldn't be happier. Dedicated to what keyboardist John Medeski calls "the spirit of jazz" through a fierce devotion to...
  • Delray Beach exhibit shows works of watercolorist Dean Mitchell

    Delray Beach exhibit shows works of watercolorist Dean Mitchell
    Like most artists, Dean Mitchell always painted what he knew. Cypress trees. Tobacco barns. People. "My uncle Ben and stuff like that." Then, as now, his artistic influences were Rembrandt, Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth. The people he knew and painted...
  • Celebrating a 50th anniversary with Watts Towers

     
    If Simon Rodia constructed his Watts Towers from 1921 to 1954, what is this weekend's 50th anniversary about, exactly? It's celebrating the rescue of the towers, when a young aeronautical engineer designed a powerful, complicated stress test for the...
  • Celebration will mark 50 years since Watts Towers won a tug of war for survival

     
    With apologies to the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," here???s some theme music for Saturday???s half-centenary celebration at the Watts Towers of a remarkable moment in L.A. lore: the 1959 rescue of Simon Rodia???s triple-spired folk...
  • L.A. City Council keeps art, cultural programs afloat

     
    With some Los Angeles art centers on the verge of shutting their doors, the City Council agreed Friday to shift money earmarked for public art projects to keep classes and other cultural programs running over the next two years. City......
  • Live review: A night of big band at the Hollywood Bowl [UPDATED]

     
    “Big bands are definitely not coming back,” George Carlin once declared in a bit from the ’80s, where he posed as Jesus Christ sitting down for an interview. While their golden age certainly has passed, what was as true then......
  • L.A. Story

    L.A. Story
    Rock stars, Jazzers, Pachucos...they may have grown up somewhere else quaint, like Sandusky, Ohio, or Canada, but they made their mark here—lived, created and died here. Music is as much a part of the L.A. legacy as film and television. From the bebop...
  • Turn It Up

    Turn It Up
    TÊTE-à-TÊTE: GREG KURSTIN Think of him as a Swiss Army knife of the music industry. This Los Angeles–based multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer has worked with artists as diverse as Ben Harper, Jane’s Addiction, Kylie Minogue and Pink. His most...