Patti Smith on Aretha Franklin: ‘She’ll never be gone because she left us such an amazing body of work’

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California Sounds: Mia Doi Todd tackles ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ Winnetka Bowling League premieres ‘On the 5’ video and Louis Cole celebrates ‘Time’

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Recorded in Watts, Aretha Franklin’s live album ‘Amazing Grace’ made gospel history on two days in 1972

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California Sounds: Dntel explores the hate in his heart, Anna St. Louis teases her debut album and Jerry Paper duets with Weyes Blood

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Producer, singer and DJ Navid ‘Izadi’ Hakimi, 32, delivered ‘crazy, loving energy’ to dance floors

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The end of an era: Low End Theory’s bittersweet closing caps a year of soul-searching

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California Sounds: Rush Davis offers an ode to the 105; Tom Freund says bye, Venice; and Astronautica generates Death Valley heat

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A new collection gathers the exotic sounds of Paul Page, a seafaring would-be pirate in love with Polynesia

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Review: The Broad brings walls of noise in honor of Joseph Beuys, via vicious sets from Matmos, Faust, Pharmakon, EYE and more

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With Lyor Cohen leading the charge, YouTube Music brings some challenges and advantages to a competitive music streaming market

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R. Kelly addresses sexual misconduct allegations in new song ‘I Admit’

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Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott on music critics, streaming services and why you can’t be a real punk rocker unless you’re from Britain

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California Sounds: Premiere of “Oscillations” comp; I See Hawks in L.A. delivers more timeless twang and Kamasi Washington plays ‘Street Fighter’

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California Sounds: I See Hawks in L.A. delivers more timeless twang and Kamasi Washington plays ‘Street Fighter’

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California Sounds: Gaby Moreno teams with Van Dyke Parks; Carl Stone unearths some early loop-based beauty; Valley Queen rolls through the city

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The Art of De-Evolution: Mark Mothersbaugh and Gerald Casale discuss two new books that celebrate punk band Devo’s visual work

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Box office: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ skitters to the top, ‘Incredibles 2’ leaps past $500 million

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California Sounds: Cut Chemist’s grand return; the Quick’s “Mondo Deco” reissue, San Cha’s urban cumbia and DJ Muggs meets MF DOOM

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California Sounds: Cut Chemist’s grand return; the Quick’s ‘Mondo Deco’ reissue, San Cha’s urban cumbia and DJ Muggs meets MF DOOM

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Experience the late Richard Swift’s pop brilliance in five of his best songs

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California Sounds: L.A. artists rage and wrestle with politics and policy in the age of Trump

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