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Kelly Lamb Prepares to Pop Up at MOCA Grand Book Shop

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 08.24.2015 | Arts
Elizabeth Baudouin

For Lamb's latest collaboration with MOCA Grand Project Space in Downtown Los Angeles, she concentrates on the ideas associated with the spiritual quest and the idea of infinity and continuum. 

Roger Steffens: Reggae Encyclopedist and "Family Acid" Photographer

Eric Trules | Posted 08.18.2015 | Arts
Eric Trules

Steffens' world-famous reggae archives are housed in a labyrinthine maze below the first floor of his home in Echo Park, filling the entire lower level of seven rooms from floor to ceiling.

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Play Me

Shelly Peiken | Posted 07.07.2015 | Media
Shelly Peiken

I've been thinking about the innovation of interactive streaming--how versatile, convenient and instantly gratifying it is. Interactive, however, means that before I take off for a drive to the mall or a run on the beach I have a decision to make: what do I want to listen to?

The Exceptional Touch of KCRW's Jason Bentley Shapes America's Musical Tastes

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

What do Adele, Foster The People, Hozier, Norah Jones, Arcade Fire, Lorde, Beck, Coldplay, The Black Keys and Sia all have in common?

LA Mayor Gives Airplane! a Big Salute, Pundits Be Damned

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 05.06.2015 | Los Angeles
Ben Hellwarth

Airplane! also comes loaded with a brand of shtick, which, 35 years after the movie's release, might make the more politically correct Angelenos feel, well, gagged with a spoon, to use some Airplane!-era phraseology of the San Fernando Valley, where Garcetti grew up.

Movie Night in Downtown LA

Joel Epstein | Posted 04.28.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With so much of our country mired in the nonsensical pablum that has paralyzed Washington and the news media (think Rudy Giuliani, Brian Williams and Bill O"Reilly), it is refreshing listening to a mayor who understands jive but doesn't give it to us.

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion: A Night To Remember

Edward Goldman | Posted 02.08.2015 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Hello my friends. No, I'm not talking to you, silly young millennials. I am talking to Angelenos who remember the excitement of the opening of The Mus...

Conor Oberst's Upside Down Mountain in Los Angeles

Lindsey Best | Posted 12.13.2014 | Entertainment
Lindsey Best

After finishing the first leg of his tour with backing band Dawes, Oberst embarked on a West Coast tour that included a new backing band and three very special shows in Los Angeles.

California Girls: In Photographs

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 09.22.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Baudouin

Sasha Eisenman is a Los Angeles based photographer born into the Southern California surfing lifestyle and raised in the LA music scene. He began his ...

Catching Up With Wendy & Lisa Upon Winning ASCAP's Inaugural Shirley Walker Award

Xaque Gruber | Posted 09.01.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman have always been hard to put in a nutshell - in fact, I can't think of a duo whose musical path through the entertainment...

6 Podcasts You May Not Have Heard of But Should Be Listening to

Antonia Cereijido | Posted 05.26.2014 | Entertainment
Antonia Cereijido

Whether you have never listened to podcasts before of if you are a standard This American Life and RadioLab listener and want to hear something new, here is a list of podcasts you may want to check out.

New Indie Music Gems From LA's Underground

Xaque Gruber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Happily, L.A.'s locally grown music scene is as vibrant and diverse as ever with a slew of recent independent E.P.s and L.P.s so fresh and creative, they deserve your love and attention -- and airplay (KCRW and KCSN are you listening?).

'No One Will Be Disappointed': An Interview With the Music Supervisor of Breaking Bad

Brian Formo | Posted 11.27.2013 | TV
Brian Formo

Perhaps the most talked about episode of television this year aired a few weeks ago. A prominent character had just been killed. Another was handed over to be tortured by a band of neo-Nazi meth-makers.

With Passion and Gusto: The Listeners Speak

Edward Goldman | Posted 11.03.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

One of the rewards of speaking my mind on the ups and downs in the art scene is getting to read your responses to my programs. Sometimes it is just ...

10 Simmering Summer Songs

Wyatt Closs | Posted 07.24.2013 | Los Angeles
Wyatt Closs

BBC Radio's Gilles Peterson, who I met about 12 years ago, has been connecting musical dots for over a generation. He is now blending soul, funk, latin, house, jazz, hip-hop in an effortless manner that makes it seem like jumbling those genres is exactly how it should be.

Sam Beam and Glen Hansard in the Heart of Hollywood

Andrew Reilly | Posted 06.26.2013 | Entertainment
Andrew Reilly

After an encore of playful covers including "Debris" by the The Faces and "Blue Eyes" by Willie Nelson, Beam and Hansard split another encore. The crowd didn't want to go home.

Hiatus Kaiyote: Global Soul from an Unlikely Place

Wyatt Closs | Posted 05.13.2013 | Los Angeles
Wyatt Closs

Who's your favorite Australian soul band? Can't name any? Thought so. Now, you can say Hiatus Kaiyote. Except they may become your favorite band, period.

Does Eric Garcetti Have the Aesthetic Chops to be Mayor of L.A.?

Steven Paul Leiva | Posted 04.29.2013 | Los Angeles
Steven Paul Leiva

Sensitivity to aesthetics and the arts does not a good mayor make. But I believe that sensitivity to aesthetics and the arts can make a good mayor better. This is my hope for Eric Garcetti if he goes the distance and becomes the next mayor of Los Angeles.

The First Totally Ironic Cruise?

Posted 02.26.2013 | Travel

For the last several months, independent radio host Jesse Thorn has been asking his listeners to sign up for updates from, a website tha...

PHOTOS: Best Ways To Play This Week

Broke Girls Guide | Posted 11.18.2012 | Los Angeles
Broke Girls Guide

Between the mini-Carmageddon reprise and the 100-degree heat, this weekend had our blood boiling. Here's how we'll be spending our time as temperatures plummet (to all of 85 degrees)...

Nose-to-Tail: The Whole Animal Movement

Scott Bridges | Posted 09.09.2012 | Los Angeles
Scott Bridges

As chefs have become more creative and as foodies have sought to explore more adventurous and novel dishes, a movement has developed in which formerly discarded parts are now fought over like the wishbone at Thanksgiving dinner.

PLAN ForYourArt: June 28-July 4

Bettina Korek | Posted 08.28.2012 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

The first of the Made in L.A. Music series will feature live sets by Jason Bentley, host of KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic, and KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole.

M. Ward Is Always Good

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 04.12.2012 | Home

It's only a matter of time before M. Ward gets parodied on SNL's favorite new recurring sketch "Bein' Quirky With Zooey Deschanel." But until then, he...

PHOTOS: 'Only In LA' Funniest Tweets

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 03.10.2012 | Los Angeles

What is so dang "LA" that you would only see it here? A Saturday night Botox party? Acupuncture for cats? Angelenos have been blasting the Twitters...

If I Died Young...

Abigail Spencer | Posted 04.14.2012 | Los Angeles
Abigail Spencer

I eat chocolate just about every day. Okay, every day. I love nothing more than a good rich dark chocolate. It exhilarates. It satisfies. My father loved chocolate. I got my stomach for sweets from him.