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  • SXSW crash suspect had dreams of rap stardom

    SXSW crash suspect had dreams of rap stardom
    A few weeks ago, Rashad Charjuan Owens uploaded a short snippet of his latest beat to his Soundcloud account, which bears the name K.A.B254. The unfinished beat that the aspiring producer and rapper composed is one of several tracks on the account,...
  • Pictures in the News | March 14, 2014

     
    Friday's Pictures in the News begins in the Southland, where the casket of Los Angeles police Officer Nicholas Lee, killed last week in a traffic accident, is carried into the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, where he was eulogized as a devoted family...
  • Miley Cyrus: Next New Madonna?

    Miley Cyrus: Next New Madonna?
    Job descriptions are constantly changing for New Madonnas, a necessary pop-culture occupation if ever there was one. Like New Dylans, a similar category best avoided by articulate singer-songwriters, the task of inspiring Madonna comparisons can be a...
  • SXSW 2014: Musicians to salute new Jimi Hendrix stamp in free concert

    SXSW 2014: Musicians to salute new Jimi Hendrix stamp in free concert
    The man who turned the National Anthem inside out with his performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Woodstock will become the latest musician to be honored by the U.S. Postal Service. A Jimi Hendrix Forever stamp will be introduced March...
  • SXSW 2014: Rick Ross celebrates, Julian Casablancas experiments

    SXSW 2014: Rick Ross celebrates, Julian Casablancas experiments
    AUSTIN, Texas — Rick Ross had come to South by Southwest, as indeed he goes most places, to boast. "I just celebrated my fifth No. 1 album," the Miami rapper said Saturday night at the Fader Fort. Last week, Ross's so-so "Mastermind" debuted...
  • 'Breadcrumb Trail' doc untangles Slint's album 'Spiderland'

    'Breadcrumb Trail' doc untangles Slint's album 'Spiderland'
    With just six songs and a running time under 40 minutes, the 1991 album “Spiderland” by the quartet known as Slint is an unlikely landmark. Yet the record, with its clear ringing guitar sounds stabbed by distortion and snapping, rolling drums,...
  • Jason Bateman uses 'Bad Words' to make good things happen

    Jason Bateman uses 'Bad Words' to make good things happen
    Jason Bateman is used to transitions. In a career that stretches back nearly 35 years, he has pulled off tricky moves from child actor to adult star and from television to movies. Now, with the opening Friday of "Bad Words," his debut film as director,...
  • Female Directors Dominate French Film Showcase

    French women filmmakers may be under-represented in the competition lineup of Cannes Film Festival, but they're surely gaining ground in recent years, accessing high-profile casts and delivering singular, often emotional films that spark international...
  • Rapper YG talks about his 'Krazy Life'

     Rapper YG talks about his 'Krazy Life'
    It's a hot time to be a Los Angeles rapper. Last month, Top Dawg Entertainment charted its first No. 1 album, Schoolboy Q's "Oxymoron," and a few months earlier his peer, Kendrick Lamar, earned Grammy nominations for album of the year and new artist....
  • Lena Dunham may quit acting; rails against women getting typecast

    Lena Dunham may quit acting; rails against women getting typecast
    Perhaps we'll be seeing less of Lena Dunham on screen in the future: The "Girls" talent says she might consider quitting acting to focus on some of her other work. But don't worry, she's not going far. "I don't know if I'm going to want to act...
  • Five great bands we saw at SXSW

    Five great bands we saw at SXSW
    In the past few years, some have criticized the annual SXSW music festival in Austin, Tex. as becoming a logjam of bands, brands and free vodka that no longer serves as a place to discover promising new acts. That's ridiculous. At SXSW, sometimes a...
  • Double shots of hard rock mayhem served in Virginia Beach: Nine Inch Nails-Soundgarden and Kiss-Def Leppard

    Double shots of hard rock mayhem served in Virginia Beach: Nine Inch Nails-Soundgarden and Kiss-Def Leppard
    Folks over at Farm Bureau Live amphitheater in Virginia Beach are having a metallic Monday. A pair of shows announced today both feature two legendarily loud acts. Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden will blast Aug. 5 while Kiss and Def Leppard will strut...