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  • 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...
  • Marvin Gaye tribute planned for BET's first season in its new space

    Chicago’s Black Ensemble Theatre will stage a new musical about Marvin Gaye in February, as written by the late singer’s family members, along with their manager Barbara Cole. Entitled "The Prophet: A Marvin Gaye Tribute," the new show (not...
  • Donald 'Duck' Dunn dead at 70: A soul rhythm-section great

    Donald 'Duck' Dunn dead at 70: A soul rhythm-section great
    Donald “Duck” Dunn, who died Sunday at age 70 in Tokyo only hours after playing his final show with longtime friend Steve Cropper, was part of one of soul music’s greatest rhythm sections. Dunn was a self-taught bass player who had been...
  • 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...
  • In Rotation: Rocket Juice & the Moon's eponymous debut

     
    In Rotation: Times pop music critic Randall Roberts recommends "Rocket Juice & the Moon," the new project by Damon Albarn, Tony Allen and Flea....
  • 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...
  • 'Rock Band 3' set list leaks, gets Harmonix confirmation

     
    The songs from the third installment of the ubiquitous music game have apparently been leaked, thanks to a (since-deleted) YouTube video and some quick transcribers. The new set list, already partially confirmed by the game's official site, ranges from...
  • Let the Zamrock revival begin: Now-Again releases Rikki Ililonga and Musi-O-Tunya [Updated]

     
    Los Angeles being a car town, driving soundtracks are important and help calm the nerves and lift the spirits while navigating the oft-living hell that is the daily commute. Thank goodness, then, for "Dark Sunrise," the exquisite new reissue of......
  • This weekend's music picks: The Budos Band, Vanaprasta, Eastern Conference Champions

     
    Friday: The Budos Band at the El Rey Staten Island’s Budos Band aren’t in the music game to mess around. They’ve got no clever album titles, no social media strategy, no synthesizers and no reverb pedals. The Budos Band are here to do one...
  • 'American Idol' recap: Los Angeles, land of loonies?

     
    It’s probably safe to say that Thursday night’s “American Idol,” in which the show’s audition wagon rolled into Los Angeles, did little to burnish this city’s reputation, as far as talent and sanity are concerned. On t...