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New Music from Aretha Franklin; Jessie Ware; Flying Lotus; Little Big Town; Brad Colerick

A wide gamut of new music reviews this week include: Aretha Franklin takes on divas, comes out swinging; Jessie Ware cruises on sophomore album; Flying Lotus moves deeper into the unknown; Little Big Town top-notch on new album; Tuneful tunes with touch of twang from Brad Colerick ...  Read More...

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A Heavy Metal Fest is a-brewing in the Inland Empire this weekend just in time to kick off the Halloween celebrations with the likes of heavy metal bands, nu metal and other douchy labels that should all mean "METAL." Slipknot will headline the Saturday and Sunday bills of Knotfest,   Read More...
 
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Some super hot wheels, from the world's first race car to a papal phaeton known as the "Popemobile," just rolled into the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum as part of an upcoming exhibit.   Read More...
 
Seems like a zombie no-brainer that October would be the best month to release horror movies. Everybody's thinking ghoulish from mid-September right through to the mega-marketed Halloween holiday that ends the 10th month.   Read More...
 
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DON'T MISS: "Private Violence" -- This timely, highly important 90-minute documentary examines the horrors of domestic abuse through the eyes of two female survivors.   Read More...
 
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Halloween 2014: Frightfest, KCRW's Masquerade Ball and more things to do in the Los Angeles area

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As people examine the large-scale contemporary paintings that make up the next exhibition at the Long Beach Museum of Art, they'll be getting more than just a glimpse into the talent of each artist.   Read More...
 
A partial solar eclipse will be visible in the Los Angeles area today, and the Griffith Observatory will be offering telescopes for residents to catch the celestial event.   Read More...
 
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An overnight fire in West Hollywood damaged Kat Von D's tattoo shop and a next door barber shop today.   Read More...
 
A member of the popular musical group Banda el Recodo was found dead in the Pacific resort city of Mazatlan early Wednesday, and his wife and her alleged lover were detained on suspicion of murder.   Read More...
 
"It's a night to let loose and have fun and sing along and dance. It's all songs that you'll recognize. It's impossible not to have a good time." Erin Baltsar, one of the five performers in "Girls Night: The Musical" is enthusiastically explaining her show, which makes its California debut Saturday at James R. Armstrong Theater in Torrance.   Read More...
 
More than 100 free tickets to the downtown Made in America concert were given to Los Angeles city departments or city representatives by Mayor Eric Garcetti's staff, according to a state filing provided by his office.   Read More...
 
The 28th Israel Film Festival starts Thursday with an opening-night gala at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. Screenings commence Friday at the Town Center in Encino and Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hill   Read More...
 
Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose portraits of Elvis Presley documented the birth of a music legend, has died.   Read More...
 
Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week.   Read More...
 
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Here's our take on four new films released this week: 'Birdman' - one of the best pictures of the year; 'Fury' makes a fine B-movie vehicle for Wardaddy Brad Pitt; 'Housebound' a clever and claustrophobic thriller; 'Book of Life' offers up a Mexican tale told in animated Mexican colors ...   Read More...
 
Some of the loudest, fastest and darkest bands will gather at the San Manuel Amphitheater in Devore for Knotfest, a pre-Halloween heavy metal extravaganza for the not-so faint of heart.   Read More...
 
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The joke was on Jay Leno as comedians saluted the former "Tonight Show" host Sunday when he received the nation's top humor prize. Jimmy Fallon, Jerry Seinfeld and Wanda Sykes celebrated Leno's famous work ethic and poked fun as he received the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington.   Read More...
 
From the moment visitors enter the new samurai exhibition in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's Resnick Pavilion, they're overwhelmed by fanciful armor-clad warlords on horseback.   Read More...
 
Friday is often a graveyard for network television, populated with low-rated news shows and reruns of series episodes from earlier in the week.   Read More...
 
Live Nation Proposal Comes with “Strings Attached”   Read More...
 
 
 
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