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  • Quincy Jones Recruits Jazzsters Hancock, Spalding for Tribeca Fest Concert

    The rapper Nas won't be the only musician performing in support of a documentary ("Time Is Illmatic") at the Tribeca Film Festival. Quincy Jones, producer of the music doc "Keep on Keepin' On," has recruited jazz stars Herbie Hancock, Esperanza Spalding,...
  • Nas Thanks Robert De Niro at Tribeca Film Festival: 'He Plays Me in the Movies'

    The opening night selection of this year's Tribeca Film Festival was another music documentary -- "Time Is Illmatic." So does that mean Robert De Niro has a favorite Nas song? "No," De Niro said, admitting he wasn't familiar with the rap star's lyrics....
  • Tribeca 2014: With Nas' 'Time Is Illmatic,' a jump to another era

    Tribeca 2014: With Nas' 'Time Is Illmatic,' a jump to another era
    NEW YORK -- The 1990s were a rich period for hip-hop, a time that saw the emergence of groups ranging from A Tribe Called Quest to N.W.A to Wu-Tang Clan (depending, of course, on which coast you favored). There was no artist more influential in that...
  • Tribeca Film Review: 'Time Is Illmatic'

    It's unlikely that hip-hop documentary "Time Is Illmatic" will have many showings as thrilling as its opening-night slot at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, where it preceded an impassioned live performance by its subject, the artist born Nasir bin...
  • Coachella Festival: A makeover for Weekend 2

    Coachella Festival: A makeover for Weekend 2
    As the second and final weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was in full swing, Lauren Mayberry of rising electro-pop trio Chvrches assured attendees that they had made the right choice. "You guys are lucky," she said midset Saturday....
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Modern Family' on ABC

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Modern Family' on ABC
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 20 - 26, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES Arrow After Roy (Colton Haynes) goes...
  • Nas to mark 'Illmatic' anniversary with reissue, film, tour

    Nas to mark 'Illmatic' anniversary with reissue, film, tour
    At age 20, Nas issued his game-changing debut album, "Illmatic." Twenty years, and several additional acclaimed albums later, the prolific rapper is returning to his debut. Widely considered one of the greatest rap records of all time, the album is...
  • Grammys 2014: Checking rock 'n' roll's vital signs

    Grammys 2014: Checking rock 'n' roll's vital signs
    Those looking for evidence that commercial rock 'n' roll music as we have known it — the kind featuring an electric guitarist — is in a coma need only examine a few recent incidents for proof. Most prominently, the major nominations for...
  • Listen to Lauryn Hill's new single 'Consumerism'

    Listen to Lauryn Hill's new single 'Consumerism'
    For the past three months Lauryn Hill has been behind bars for tax evasion. Hill chose to mark her release on Friday with a new single, “Consumerism.” The coming out track is a blistering jam that has Hill speed-rapping through a heady...
  • Coachella 2014: Five early tips on acts, rumors, reunions, more

    Coachella 2014: Five early tips on acts, rumors, reunions, more
    Five quick reactions to the Coachella 2014 lineup announcement.  1. The Daft Punk factor: The presence of vocalist/Neptune/producer Pharrell Williams as a headliner is notable for a few rumor-fueling reasons. First, he’s not necessarily performing...
  • Jordan Levin in Talks to Join Xbox Entertainment Studios

    Jordan Levin, who helped launch the WB network nearly two decades ago, is ready to help launch Microsoft's first foray into original programming, Variety has confirmed. Levin is in final talks to join Xbox Entertainment Studios as executive VP and second...
  • JoJo, Ne-Yo, K. Michelle, Mya offer Valentine's Day tunes

    JoJo, Ne-Yo, K. Michelle, Mya offer Valentine's Day tunes
    While Valentine’s Day playlists are undoubtedly being cued up for an evening full of romance, a slew of R&B acts are gifting fans with bundles of free tunes to soundtrack the day. Ne-Yo, JoJo, K. Michelle and Mya have all marked the romantic...