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Overrated/Underrated: Can we fast-forward to 2017 as soon as possible?

latimes.com — There's a lot of pop culture to sort through week after week. Times staff writer Chris Barton offers his take on what's up and what's down in music, movies, television and just about anything else out there that is worth considering. UNDERRATED Autolux's 'Pussy's Dead': One of those L.A.

Someone posted Prince's 2008 Coachella performance to Soundcloud, listen while you can

latimes.com — "You're in the coolest place on Earth, right now," Prince said, in some of his first words to the Coachella crowd. "Oh ya'll ain't heard me. You ain't ready." And with that, Prince launched into "The Bird" with Morris Day and The Time, and continued through a flamethrowing set that touched on the Beatles, Radiohead, Santana and his own seemingly bottomless catalog.

Cinefamily to honor Prince with 35-millimeter screenings of 'Purple Rain'

latimes.com — Often regarded as Prince's crowning achievement, his album and film "Purple Rain" is -- through the hazy lens of 2016 -- ridiculous, ov...

Esperanza Spalding -- and alter ego Emily -- to play Arsht Center

southflorida.com — Who is Esperanza Spalding? That was the question that rattled around Google after she dared to beat out Justin Bieber in 2011 as the surprise winner of the Grammy Award for new artist.

Who gets to cover Prince? A primer going into this weekend's Coachella

latimes.com — We're still processing that we're now a day into living in a world without Prince. With a loss of this magnitude comes the inevitable, well-meaning tributes (keep your eye on the next Grammys, Oscars, the AMAs -- basically anywhere there's more than five musicians in the same room).

Overrated/Underrated: 'Keanu' and 'Ghostbusters' are here to save the summer

latimes.com — There's a lot of pop culture to sort through week after week. Times staff writer Chris Barton offers his take on what's up and what's down in music, movies, television and just about anything else out there that is worth considering.

Is there room for jazz at Coachella? Kamasi Washington's set offers a strong answer

latimes.com — After years of rock and R&B encroaching on jazz festival lineups, L.A. native Kamasi Washington was among the acts returning the favor at Coachella this year. Washington's three-disc debut album released on the L.A. label Brainfeeder was one of the most talked about jazz albums of 2015, but could his sprawling, funk-infused sound translate for a festival audience?

The Eagles Joe Walsh joins Dan Auerbach's the Arcs onstage in Indio

latimes.com — We've seen enough Coachella festivals to know that high-profile guest spots might as well be among all that text on the poster. Last ni...

Okay, so Axl Rose really is going on the road with AC/DC

latimes.com — Not to steal any thunder from that Guns N' Roses reunion kicking off at Coachella in a few hours, but AC/DC's representatives have confirmed that Axl Rose will be hitting the road with the band for the remainder of its "Rock or Bust" world tour.

Okay, so Axl Rose really is going on the road with AC/DC

latimes.com — Not to steal any thunder from that Guns N' Roses reunion kicking off at Coachella in a few hours, but AC/DC's representatives have confirmed that Axl Rose will be hitting the road with the band for the remainder of its Rock or Bust World tour.
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Apr 30, 2016

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Apr 29, 2016

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Apr 27, 2016

Big Star's Jody Stephens to revisit 'Third/Sister Lovers' in Glendale tonight w/ Jeff Tweedy, Ira Kaplan 'n more latimes.com/entertainment/…

Apr 24, 2016

Have had Prince's 'Seven' in my head most of the day so I'm doing okay overall.Have had Prince's 'Seven' in my head most of the day so I'm doing okay overall.

Apr 22, 2016

RT @andykhouri: “This is black 9/11”: Comedian Dave Chappelle mourns Prince with four-hour gig consequenceofsound.net/2016/04/this-i… via @coslive


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