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  • Alicia Keys looks back at previous albums; 'Girl on Fire' hits No. 1

    Alicia Keys looks back at previous albums; 'Girl on Fire' hits No. 1
    When Alicia Keys talked to The Times about her latest album, "Girl on Fire," the singer was candid about the newfound confidence she showcases on the disc. A decade into a career that boasts 14 Grammys and more than 35 million albums sold, Keys says she...
  • Jesse Jones Jr.'s sibling revelry

    Jesse Jones Jr.'s sibling revelry
    Saxophonist Jesse Jones Jr. modeled his first band in high school, the Melt-Jess Jazz Quintet, after the muscular jazz of the Cannonball Adderley Quintet: Jones, of course, channeled Cannonball, the revered alto saxophonist and onetime Dillard High School...
  • Matthew Bourne, Ethan Stiefel part of Music Center's 2013-14 season

    Matthew Bourne, Ethan Stiefel part of Music Center's 2013-14 season
    The new 2013-14 season of Dance at the Music Center will feature works by choreographers Matthew Bourne, Ethan Stiefel and Alexei Ratmansky. The season, which the Music Center announced this week, will also include return appearances by Ballet Preljocaj...
  • HBO’s Gumbel compares David Stern to plantation overseer

     
    HBO Real Sports anchor Bryant Gumbel never holds back in his commentary. And his recent comments about NBA Commissioner David Stern were no different in which he compared Stern to a plantation overseerer....
  • Adanowsky and the art of bedroom folk

     
    Adanowsky’s album, "Amador," debuts in the U.S. this week. It’s a velvety affair infused with creaky barroom pianos, gentle guitar strums, and Jodorowsky’s smoky, Gainsbourg-like croons that waft along like a cigar plume. The intimate...
  • Theater review: 'Fela!' at the Ahmanson Theatre

     
    Charles McNulty reviews "Fela!" at the Ahmanson Theatre...
  • Re-creating Fela Kuti's Nigerian club at the Troubadour

     
    Kuti's jazz-funk will get a workout at the Troubadour. “Fela!,” the unconventional Tony Award-winning musical now playing at the Ahmanson Theatre, does a remarkable job re-creating a night at the late Nigerian Afrobeat icon Fela Anikulapo...
  • Wednesday Platz Picks: A classic soul sound, plus blues and country rock

     
    One of my all-time favorite Musikfest discoveries remains the Austin-based soul/funk/R&B band Mingo Fishtrap, which is set to take over Americaplatz at 7 p.m. On top of being tight and groovy as hell, Mingo Fishtrap creates a classic, Stax Records-era.......
  • Bruno Mars is simple, fun and entertaining in Allentown Fair opener

     
    In a day when popular music artists such as Lady Gaga try fill their work with dark, controversial messages and compete to outdo each other with huge stage spectacles, Bruno Mars proved Tuesday at Allentown Fair’s opening night that a......
  • Buddy Holly score card -- Hollywood star: 1; Grammy awards: 0

     
    Buddy Holly got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last week, but still has no Grammy Awards. Holly and other pioneering rock and rollers have long been overlooked by Grammy voters....
  • Live review: Global Soul with Stevie Wonder at the Hollywood Bowl

     
    At the Hollywood Bowl on Sunday night, the Tonight Show's Ricky Minor presented Global Soul, featuring Stevie Wonder, Janelle Monae, Sharon Jones, Mia Doi Todd and others....
  • A month of Musikfest Cafe: How it's gone, and my 5 favorite shows so far

     
    It’s almost hard to believe, but the Musikfest CafĂ© at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem has been open a month already. Steve Miller, left, presents a Martin guitar to ArtsQuest President Jeffrey Parks at Musikfest Cafe's first show.....