Kendrick Lamar Raps on Top of Downtown Los Angeles Street Light for His "Alright" Music Video

Kendrick Lamar Raps on Top of Downtown Los Angeles Street Light for His "Alright" Music Video

The rapper was reportedly filming his “Alright” music video.
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Gifts for the music-loving dad

Father's Day is around the corner, and the gift brainstorming must begin. Below, a few recent releases likely to appeal to music-loving dads, whatever their preferred style.
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Trip Tips: Music, beaches and 'fromagers' in Senegal's Casamance

Trip Tips: Music, beaches and 'fromagers' in Senegal's Casamance

By Carolyn Cohn ZIGUNICHOR, Senegal (Reuters) – A mix of locals and music fans were watching silently or dancing, framed by the branches of the giant “fromager” tree that marks the center of the Senegalese village of Diembering, as hip-hop band Tirailleurs started to sing about me. Or at least apparently they did – if only I could understand their Wolof language. Tirailleurs were performing at the four-day Festival des Rizieres, an annual celebration of hip-hop and reggae in the southern Casamance region of the West African country.
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What Is the Secret to Best Appreciating Classical Music?

Is there a secret (a how to) to listen to classical music?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.Answer by David Leigh, I'm an opera singerCourtesy of Derek GleesonThere are a…
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Barbuto Chef de Cuisine Travis McShane Trades the Big Apple for Music City

Barbuto Chef de Cuisine Travis McShane Trades the Big Apple for Music City

McShane made the move here last month to oversee Jonathan Waxman's Adele's. Jonathan Waxman appears to be taking quality control at his Nashville restaurant Adele's quite seriously, as Travis McShane, the chef de cuisine and over five year veteran of Waxman's flagship New York City restaurant Barbuto, has moved to town to oversee the day-to-day operations.
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Kick Off Summer with Music, Mushrooms, and More This Weekend May 29-31

Join the Surly crew as they release summer seasonal Bitter Brewer at St. Paul’s new lakeside restaurant, Como Dockside from 5-10 p.m. Eat New Orleans-inspired items like beignet dogs and listen to live music from Lazerbeak of Doomtree. Join top local chefs Thomas Boemer, Jim Christiansen, Gavin Kaysen, Todd MacDonald, and Nick O'Leary as they compete for best dish utilizing wild morels.
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Face to face

Face to face

Whenever you write a book or play in which a famous person of the relatively recent past is portrayed, it’s more than likely that you’ll sooner or later meet somebody who knew the person in question and is eager to tell you what they thought of what you wrote. I’m used to that by now, […]
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Almanac: Moss Hart on critics

“What do I need with the theater—a cockamamie business where you get one roll of the dice from seven middle-aged men on the aisle who hated Mickey Mouse when they were kids.” Moss Hart, Light Up the Sky
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See me, hear me (cont’d)

See me, hear me (cont’d)

“The Frame,” KPCC’s “daily report from the world of art, entertainment, and culture,” had me on as a guest today to talk about Louis Armstrong and the West Coast premiere of Satchmo at the Waldorf. The host, John Horn, had gone to see the first preview of Satchmo on Tuesday and was fabulously well prepared—something […]
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Priyanka Chopra, the Star of ABC's New Series Quantico, Was in a Music Video with Pitbull

Not only is the lead in ABC's Quantico, Priyanka Chopra, a ginormous Bollywood star, but she also has a number of hit songs – including one with Pitbull! Chopra, who will play a recruit at the FBI Quantico Base on the upcoming series, released her second single “Exotic” in 2013. The video, which has … Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Priyanka Chopra Quantico Pitbull
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Almanac: Kingsley Amis on journalism

Almanac: Kingsley Amis on journalism

“Laziness has become the chief characteristic of journalism, displacing incompetence.” Kingsley Amis (quoted in Eric Felten, “Drinks Before Lunch with Kingsley Amis,” Weekly Standard, Nov. 5, 1995)
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In the Mood for a Melody? 8 D.C. Restaurants and Bars With Live Piano Music

Where to hear piano music with a drink in hand, from sing-alongs at Mr. Smith's new Georgetown location to old-school dining rooms with live jazz. Here are eight restaurants and bars in the Washington area that offer live piano music for a classy dinner out or a late night karaoke option.
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Ten things I’d like to do before I die

Ten things I’d like to do before I die

I’ve never had what it is now the custom to call a “bucket list.” I’m pretty sure this is because I’m not one to think in terms of long-range goals. Don’t be bored has always been my Prime Directive, and when you look at life that way, you tend not to plan very far ahead. […]
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Judge Certifies Class Action Against SiriusXM Over Pre-1972 Music

The satellite radio giant is facing a nightmare lawsuit over its performance of older songs.
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It never gets old

It never gets old

I flew out to Los Angeles yesterday morning for Tuesday’s sold-out preview of Satchmo at the Waldorf, which officially opens tonight at Beverly Hills’ Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. We rehearsed in the afternoon, and when we were finished, Gordon Edelstein, John Douglas Thompson, and I tried to figure out how many performances […]
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Snapshot: American Ballet Theatre dances Rodeo

A 1973 telecast of the opening scene of Rodeo, danced by American Ballet Theatre, followed by an interview with Agnes de Mille. The choreography is by de Mille and the score is by Aaron Copland: (This is the latest in a series of arts-related videos that appear in this space each Monday and Wednesday.)
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MTV Africa Music Awards to mark Nelson Mandela's birthday

MTV Africa Music Awards to mark Nelson Mandela's birthday

The 2015 awards show will be broadcast live from Durban, South Africa on July 18, the day the former president and Nobel laureate was born.
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Almanac: Kingsley Amis on madness

“All schizophrenia patients are mad, and none are sane. Their behaviour is incomprehensible. It tells us nothing about what they do in the rest of their lives, gives no insight into the human condition and has no lesson for sane people except how sane they are. There’s nothing profound about it. Schizophrenics aren’t clever or […]
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