Fats Domino, rock ‘n’ roll pioneer and New Orleans hero, is dead at 89

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Fats Domino, one of the architects of rock ’n’ roll — and one of its last surviving members — died Tuesday. He was 89.

According to the Associated Press, Mark Bone, chief investigator with the Jefferson Parish, La., coroner’s office, confirmed the death.

Fueled by indelible 1950s hits such as “Blueberry…

Café Tacvba and the L.A. Phil find the sweet spot between Latin rock and orchestral elegance

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Café Tacvba has zigged and zagged along the fringes of Latin rock for so long that it’s astonishing to think there’s any new territory to explore. Since the early 1990s, the pioneering Mexican band’s music has mashed up everything from punk, electronica, folk and funk to salsa, cumbia and just…