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Storm Large has the songs and stories for at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza

By Sandra Barrera|

Everything you need to know about Claremont Blues and Brews Craft Beer Walk

Get ready to down a few at the eighth annual Claremont Blues and Brews Craft Beer Walk. Visitors can take their time wandering the friendly streets of the downtown Claremont Village enjoying brews they love and ones they may want to try. Those w...

By Suzanne Sproul|

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  • Opera

    Mexico’s Wonder Woman: Long Beach Opera tells the tale of Frida Kahlo

    Ever since her death in 1954, flamboyant Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, who was as notorious for her politics and sexual liaisons as she was for her paintings, has risen to the level of a cultural icon. She has also become a cottage industry with her image adorning everything imaginable from sequined handbags to dish towels. “The life of Frida Kahlo was an opera waiting to happen,” observed composer Robert Xavier Rodriguez prior to Long Beach Opera’s opening night...

    By Jim Farber|

  • Music festivals

    Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age to headline Cal Jam 17 at Glen Helen Regional Park

    In the spirit of its brand new, big-sounding ninth rock record, “Concrete and Gold,” which officially drops on Sept. 15, Foo Fighters announced a mega rock festival that will take place on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino County. The 12-hour event will be headlined by the Foo and also...

    Kelli Skye Fadroski
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  • Music

    LCD Soundsystem announces new album, 5-night residency at Hollywood Palladium

    Electronic rock band LCD Soundsystem announced Monday morning that it would release its new record, “American Dream,” on Friday, Sept. 1. The long-awaited fourth album from the New York-based group is its first since 2010’s “This is Happening.” The band gave a taste of the new material back on May 5, with the release of the singles “Call the Police” and “American Dream.” and it performed the songs on “Saturday Night...

    Kelli Skye Fadroski
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  • Entertainment

    LA Phil’s ‘Young Caesar’ lives up to composer Lou Harrison’s radical legacy

    It’s been quite a week for Gaius Julius Caesar. First, New York’s Public Theater created a firestorm of criticism for its production of Shakespeare’s play in which the assassinated emperor bares a striking resemblance to President Donald Trump. Then on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, as part of its Green Umbrella series, presented a much kinder and gentler version of the story, Lou Harrison’s opera, “Young Caesar.” Ironically, when...

    By Jim Farber|

  • Entertainment

    LA Film Festival: Sofia Coppola’s turns Civil War-set ‘The Beguiled’ into something of her own

    It’s fun and, perhaps, good for one’s consciousness to compare Sofia Coppola’s adaptation of Thomas Cullinan’s hothouse Civil War novel “The Beguiled” to Don Siegel’s 1971 movie. For starters, there’s virtually no combat in the new film about a wounded Union soldier taken in by the residents of a Virginia girls school. One of the great guy moviemakers, Siegel made sure there was a little war action, while Coppola limits the...

    Bob Strauss
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  • Music

    Steve Smith: Moody Blues’ leader Hayward at Grammy Museum, the Yardbirds in Huntington Beach, and more

    Sometimes, songs take a while to click with fans. Take The Zombies’ all-time classic, “Time of the Season.” It was recorded in 1967, but didn’t become a hit (No. 3 here) until two years later … two years after the band initially broke up. However, that’s nothing when compared with one of The Moody Blues’ all-time classics, in fact, their best-known hit, “Nights in White Satin.” As the band’s main...

    By Steve Smith|

  • Concerts

    What you need to know about LA’s Django Reinhardt guitar fest

    French jazz guitarist and composer Jean “Django” Reinhardt’s life is the stuff of legend. Two of his fingers became paralyzed as the result of a fire early in his career, but he persevered and went on to develop the “hot” jazz guitar technique and pen nearly 100 songs, including “Minor Swing” and “Nuages.” Reinhardt, who was born in Belgium of Romani background, died of a brain hemorrhage at age 43 in 1953 and is still...

    Michelle Mills
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  • Shootings

    Rapper 40 Glocc shot while attending funeral in San Bernardino, expected to survive

    Colton rapper 40 Glocc was shot Thursday while attending a funeral at San Bernardino’s Mt. View Cemetery but is expected to survive, San Bernardino police said Friday. Police will investigate whether the shooting was gang-related, San Bernardino police Lt. Mike Madden said. 40 Glocc, whose real name is Lawrence White, was placed under a

    Alicia Robinson
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  • Movies & TV

    Filmed over three years, ‘Hearing Is Believing’ documents the world of blind musician Rachel Flowers

    The toddler is seated at the piano when one of her parents reaches over and plunks an off-key chord, moving the little girl to tears. Rachel Flowers has perfect pitch and a sour sound still nags at her as an adult. She was born premature and lost her eyesight due to retinopathy of prematurity, but by age 2 her talent for music was apparent when she began playing songs she heard by ear on the piano. At 4, Flowers began her formal music...

    Michelle Mills
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  • Entertainment

    What to see at the LA Film Festival today: ‘The Housemaid,’ June 15, 2017

    Derek Nguyen’s directorial debut “The Housemaid” promises eroticism, creeps and perhaps even a little political commentary on a gothically haunted plantation in 1950s French Indochina. In English and Vietnamese. (9:45, Arclight Culver City) — Bob Strauss Follow @BSCritic on Twitter for more Los Angeles Film Festival updates.

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