Photo of Hip-hop artist Telmary by Danay Napoles.
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Trump’s former national security advisor Michael Flynn pled guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak. He said he is cooperating with Robert Mueller’s investigation. We speak with California Congressman Adam Schiff about today’s news, and where his investigation into Russia and the Trump campaign is headed.
Lawmakers wrestled over the big tax overhaul all week on Capitol Hill. One UCLA professor clearly breaks down how the GOP tax plan affects the middle class, the rich, charitable donations, the deficit, and more.
Gonzalo Freixes, UCLA Anderson School of Management
Our critics discuss the Netflix original documentary “Voyeur,” about a journalist who reports on a motel owner who allegedly secretly spied on his guests; “Wonder Wheel,” from director Woody Allen; and “The Disaster Artist,” directed by and starring James Franco as Tommy Wiseau, the man behind the 2003 film “The Room,” which has been called the worst movie ever made.
In October, a mysterious sonic attack made U.S embassy workers sick. They were evacuated, and the embassy was partially closed. That made it hard to get visas for the Cuban musicians scheduled to come to LA this weekend for the festival “Cuba: Antes, Ahora / Cuba: Then, Now.” But the musicians have arrived, and we get a preview of what to expect.
Hip-hop artist Telmary
"Tres" guitarist Pancho Amat
Afro-Cuban jazz drummer Yissy Garcia
All photos by Danay Napoles
THE MUSIC CENTER'S CUBA: ANTES, AHORA / THEN, NOW
How the partial closure of Havana's U.S. embassy nearly derailed PST: LA/LA's Cuban music festival
US warns Americans to avoid Cuba and slashes embassy staff after sonic attacks
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