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Essential Arts: A wild procession, a female 'Tempest' and music's new sounds of protest

Essential Arts: A wild procession, a female 'Tempest' and music's new sounds of protest
  • Essential Arts: A wild procession, a female 'Tempest' and music's new sounds of protest FWC: Essential Arts: A wild procession, a female ‘Tempest’ and music’s new sounds of protest

    It has been a week! With flamboyant parades, a female Prospero, a timely newspaper opera and a special report on the new generation of protest musicians. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, with your weekly dose of what’s happening culture-wise: A RAUCOUS PARADE In what…

  • Marshmello Releases New Sign Language Video For Juicy J Collab, “You Can Cry” FWC: Marshmello Releases New Sign Language Video For Juicy J Collab, “You Can Cry”

    In partnership with Musical.ly, Marshmello has uploaded a new music video for “You Can Cry,” his collaboration with Juicy J &James Arthur entirely in sign language. We’re not sure what prompted the sudden ASL video, but there’s certainly no complaining in that community’s representation in major media. Marshmello is asking his followers to learn the ASL signs for the song…

  • Billie Eilish drops off her own take on Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’ FWC: Billie Eilish drops off her own take on Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’

    In the wake of Drake‘s new double album, Scorpion, Billie Eilish has paid homage to the OVO figurehead with the release of a folk cover of Drake’s ubiquitous 2016 hit, “Hotline Bling.” The cover is a staple of Eilish’s setlist, simply just her and a ukulele on stage, a far cry from Drizzy’s sweeping meme-fuel music video, anchoring her rendition to…

  • Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine lose Beats lawsuit, ordered to pay $25M to former partner FWC: Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine lose Beats lawsuit, ordered to pay $25M to former partner

    Dr. Dre and his Beats headphones co-founder Jimmy Iovine have lost a lawsuit to their former business partner, as originally reported by the Associated Press. Further reports indicate that the  Los Angeles superior court jury has ordered the co-founders pay their former business partner Steve Lamar $25.2 million in royalties on the Studio 2 Remastered, the Studio 2 Wireless, and the…

  • Beauvois’ “Dimensions” EP Is A Mind-Altering Experience You Need To Hear For Yourself FWC: Beauvois’ “Dimensions” EP Is A Mind-Altering Experience You Need To Hear For Yourself

    If you’re a fan of losing yourself to the music then look no further. The dreamy and enchanting soundscape provided by Beauvois‘ “Dimensions” EP has all that you need. Seeking artistic fulfillment, Kidwastes side project can do absolutely no wrong. Echoing the sounds of Odesza, Petit Biscuit, and Owsey, the producers 5-track project tackles vulnerability and self-reflection. Find yourself listening…

  • Lana Del Rey contributes new song to Elvis Presley documentary: Stream FWC: Lana Del Rey contributes new song to Elvis Presley documentary: Stream

    Lana Del Rey has contributed a new song to The King, Eugene Jarecki’s new documentary on Elvis Presley. The song is titled simply, “Elvis”, and can be streamed below. Update: The song actually dates back to 2008 and was previously updated to the singer’s MySpace page when she was still using the stage name stage name Sparkle Jump Rope Queen.…

  • Zayn Covers Beyoncé’s ‘Me, Myself and I’ FWC: Zayn Covers Beyoncé’s ‘Me, Myself and I’

    Zayn is putting his spin on a ‘Yonce classic. The former One Direction member gears up for his new album by covering Beyoncé’s hit off her 2003 solo debut Dangerously in Love. Over the mid-tempo melody (originally produced by Scott Storch), the pop heartthrob adds his own sultry vocals and ad-libs, while remaining true to the original. googletag.cmd.push(

  • 'Even the cops don’t like us anymore': Under Trump, ICE is despised and divided FWC: ‘Even the cops don’t like us anymore’: Under Trump, ICE is despised and divided

    In May, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were spotted in Union Station. Their appearance triggered a phone call to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office. An LAPD officer reached out to David Marin, the director of Enforcement and Removal Operations for ICE in L.A. Far from any raid…

  • Liam Gallagher sings Noel Gallagher’s Oasis B-side “D’Yer Wanna Be A Spaceman?” for the first time since 1996: Watch FWC: Liam Gallagher sings Noel Gallagher’s Oasis B-side “D’Yer Wanna Be A Spaceman?” for the first time since 1996: Watch

    Earlier this month, we reported on the abundance of Oasis songs being performed by Liam Gallagher on his current tour. In Dublin earlier this month, Liam dusted off three rarities from Oasis’ Definitely Maybe era, including “Bring It On Down”, B-side “Whatever”, and B-side “Listen Up”, which was last played by Oasis in 1996. Last night, Liam brought another song out of the vault: “D’Yer Wanna…

  • Mexico is relishing a chance to make history against Brazil FWC: Mexico is relishing a chance to make history against Brazil

    If Mexico had taken care of business in its final group-stage game with Sweden, it would be facing Switzerland in the round of 16 this week, safely tucked in the softer side of the World Cup bracket alongside Russia, Denmark and Colombia. Instead, it will play in the elimination round Monday against…

  • Fast-tracking of illegal border crossing cases coming to California soon FWC: Fast-tracking of illegal border crossing cases coming to California soon

    On a recent Friday, a group of visitors from San Diego that included attorneys and a federal judge sat in a Tucson courtroom and watched as illegal border entry cases were adjudicated from start to finish in a matter of hours. Dozens of unauthorized immigrants, wearing the same clothes they were…

  • Bryan Cranston will narrate MLB Network documentary on 1988 World Series champion Dodgers FWC: Bryan Cranston will narrate MLB Network documentary on 1988 World Series champion Dodgers

    There was no haggling or arm-twisting in negotiations to procure actor Bryan Cranston, a Los Angeles native and lifelong Dodgers fan, as narrator for an MLB Network documentary on the 1988 World Series champion Dodgers. “When my agents came to me and said Major League Baseball would like you to…