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Waters brings his craft to film retrospective

August 24, 2014

Aunt Ida and her nephew Gater are having a serious talk about lifestyle choices, and on a cursory listen her words sound familiar — all the expected cliches are in place. But then: “I’d be so...

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Arts Issue: TV competitions add dimension to music industry

April 10, 2014

It was Andy Warhol who famously predicted that, in the future, everyone would have their “15 minutes of fame.” With the advent of reality television, it is hard to deny that Warhol’s statement...

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Lily Allen reacts provocatively to fan criticism

March 12, 2014

British pop provocateur Lily Allen shocked her fans on March 10. Allen is known as the type to throw curveball comments around in the media — she is particularly notorious for her wild antics...

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Grammy Awards show kept afloat by surprises

January 31, 2014

If you're looking for sheer entertainment, the Grammy Awards are probably a poor choice. They have neither the Video Music Awards’ reputation for a buzzworthy spectacle, nor the American Music Awards’...

Keep an ear out for new albums in 2014

Keep an ear out for new albums in 2014

January 27, 2014

  Last weekend, a major scoop about preparation for one of the year’s first buzz-worthy releases — a new track called “Blue Moon,” streaming from Beck’s forthcoming album, “Morning...

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ARTS ISSUE: Stans take dedication to extreme heights online, in real life

December 5, 2013

You may have noticed them on Twitter. Many people accidentally follow them, mistaking accounts like @DailyGagaTweets for the real stars. These false accounts are what are known as “stan” accounts. There’s...

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Britney Spears struggles to find emotional balance on ‘Britney Jean’

December 3, 2013

“Britney Jean” is an album divided. Whereas Britney Spears’ last several LPs (“Femme Fatale,” “Circus,” “Blackout”) felt like cohesive works with overarching ideas, “Britney Jean”...

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Dan Bejar destroys language barriers on ‘Five Spanish Songs’

November 26, 2013

Dan Bejar is over English. “It was 2013. The English language seemed spent, despicable, not easily singable,” the Canadian singer said in a press statement. “It felt over for English. Good...

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Up-and-Comers: Armen Paul

October 10, 2013

Music can be a treacherous business. Too often, young artists are lured into shady deals and crooked contracts with the hopes of success and fame. But NYU student and musician Armen Paul has managed...

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Drake’s ‘Nothing Was The Same’ continues rapper’s sense of ambiguity

September 24, 2013

Hype for Drake’s new album “Nothing Was the Same” remained high throughout the summer, but with that hype came singles that implied the rapper was moving in a different musical direction. On...

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Skirball Center offers varied slate of performances

August 25, 2013

  The Skirball Center for the Performing Arts’ 2013-2014 season has a little something for everyone. For those whose musical tastes lean toward jazz or avant-garde, or perhaps something more...

Musical Movements: PBR&B

Musical Movements: PBR&B

August 25, 2013

  This summer, the sub-genre of R&B called PBR&B proved a force to be reckoned with. It is used to refer to the new crop of R&B in which artists put a premium on raw emotions...