Tag: Music

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Outselling the Beatles in 1966: LA’s forgotten musical genius

Peter Cole As music critics release “best of 2016” lists, who can name the most popular musician in America fifty […]

A performance of Hopscotch.

Practicing the Future: Exercises in Immanent Speculation

Jonathan Crisman Los Angeles is a city made from an assemblage of speculative practices. Spain colonized the region, surmising it […]

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Songs in the Key of L.A.

Josh Kun has mined the sheet music collection of the Los Angeles Public Library to create a multiplatform musical love affair with the city of angels.

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Sonic Turbulence

A timeline from the “Trouble in Paradise: Music and Los Angeles 1945–75” exhibit at The Grammy Museum

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That Lonesome Whistle

Elliot Gorn on why to listen to country music while driving around Los Angeles

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Life of the Party

Regine Basha discusses cultural clashes and modernism, set to a soundtrack of Middle Eastern folk music.

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KWXY, AM 1340, Cathedral City

Josh Kun takes us on a drive through the desert and learns how music allows the past to outlive itself. With photographs by Jeff Conlin.

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Listening to Art Laboe

Susan Straight reflects on the iconic voice of Art Laboe and the shared experience of growing up listening to the radio.