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February 24 will be the memorial for Kobe Bryant at the Staples Center. The event is restricted to ticket holders who snagged one of the 20,000 seats.

February 24 will be the memorial for Kobe Bryant at the Staples Center. The event is restricted to ticket holders who snagged one of the 20,000 seats. Officials are urging everyone else to watch from work or home.

from KCRW Features

Music For Your Weekend: Coachella Sweepstakes Edition

Marion Hodges has the scoop on how to enter KCRW's VIP Coachella Sweepstakes, plus some undercard artists to check out.

California’s cannabis economy and job market will grow in 2020

“We think the state will add about 300 new license stores and delivery services in 2020, and that's adding to the 600 that already exist.

Miyajima’s LED art illuminates the Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Japanese artist Tatsuo Miyajima’s digital installations are on view at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. “I'm very interested in this life and death dynamic.

Download the effervescent "Crimson Tide" from art-pop stalwart Destroyer

Dan Bejar aka Destroyer gave band mate John Collins a simple missive when producing his latest album, he said: "make it sound cool."

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Morning Becomes Eclectic

KCRW's signature daily music show. New releases, live performances, and interviews.

Feb. 21 2 hr, 41 min

Aaron Byrd

A Global exploration of sounds.

Feb. 21 2 hr, 58 min

Travis Holcombe

Future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass, and funk. Served fresh every weeknight.

Feb. 20 2 hr

Garth Trinidad

An international mix of future soul, deep dance, indie rock, and jazz.

Feb. 20 1 hr, 50 min

Jeremy Sole

A sonic trip through the past, present and future of roots music.

Feb. 20 2 hr, 57 min

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from Morning Becomes Eclectic

A keen observer of the world around him, Camilo Lara or Mexican Institute of Sound, has written a love letter dedicated to his beloved Mexico City in the form of an album.

from Today's Top Tune

Elbow's latest album Giants of All Sizes expresses their feelings of mourning and loss both personal and national.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

A special live recording of All The President’s Lawyers.

from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers

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“Gentefied” follows three cousins and their immigrant grandfather who try to save the family’s taqueria as gentrification creeps in. We speak to the Latinx creators of the show.

Netflix’s ‘Gentefied’: How young Latinx professionals are gentrifying Boyle Heights

“Gentefied” follows three cousins and their immigrant grandfather who try to save the family’s taqueria as gentrification creeps in. We speak to the Latinx creators of the show.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Darrell McNeill and his wife created a month-long pop-up cultural space at 1219 State St. and named it the Black History Month Culture House.

Santa Barbara’s Eastside was once black community hub

Darrell McNeill and his wife created a month-long pop-up cultural space at 1219 State St. and named it the Black History Month Culture House.

from KCRW Features

Pae White has two new giant installations at the Beverly Center. One features more than 900 twisted neon tubes, and the other has more than 70,000 pieces of colorful glazed tiles.

LA artist Pae White gives Beverly Center a facelift

Pae White has two new giant installations at the Beverly Center. One features more than 900 twisted neon tubes, and the other has more than 70,000 pieces of colorful glazed tiles.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Producer Richie Jackson says being gay is the most special thing about him. He came out in the early 1980s.

Richie Jackson: It’s tougher to be gay in Trump era than 1980s

Producer Richie Jackson says being gay is the most special thing about him. He came out in the early 1980s.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

If you grew up in LA, you may have fond memories of LAUSD's coffee cake. We've got the original 1954 recipe for you here.

How LAUSD’s classic coffee cake evolved and led to love

If you grew up in LA, you may have fond memories of LAUSD's coffee cake. We've got the original 1954 recipe for you here.

from Greater LA

Until last month, Helen Harlan lived in a five-bedroom house in Highland Park with 24 roommates.

Life after 24 roommates

Until last month, Helen Harlan lived in a five-bedroom house in Highland Park with 24 roommates.

from Greater LA

A special Left, Right & Center recorded in front of an audience in Santa Monica.

Finally, a real debate

A special Left, Right & Center recorded in front of an audience in Santa Monica.

from Left, Right & Center

In author and cultural historian Sam Wasson's new book, 'The Big Goodbye', he tells us that the 1970s ended in Hollywood in 1974, with the release of the epochal film 'Chinatown'.

Sam Wasson: 'The Big Goodbye'

In author and cultural historian Sam Wasson's new book, 'The Big Goodbye', he tells us that the 1970s ended in Hollywood in 1974, with the release of the epochal film 'Chinatown'.

from The Treatment

The Nevada caucuses are Saturday. The candidates face their most diverse electorate yet.

Nevada Democratic Party to use Google Forms to count caucus votes

The Nevada caucuses are Saturday. The candidates face their most diverse electorate yet.

The Pink Princess Philodendron features heart-shaped leaves with streaks of pink. Plant enthusiasts are paying hundreds of dollars for it.

High demand for Pink Princess Philodendron leads to scams

The Pink Princess Philodendron features heart-shaped leaves with streaks of pink. Plant enthusiasts are paying hundreds of dollars for it.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Our critics review “Emma,” the fourth movie adaptation of Jane Austen’s comedy novel about finding love; “Call of the Wild,” about a sled dog from California who has to survive the…

‘Emma’: Snotty incarnation of Jane Austen’s character

Our critics review “Emma,” the fourth movie adaptation of Jane Austen’s comedy novel about finding love; “Call of the Wild,” about a sled dog from California who has to survive the…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Los Angeles and 14 other California counties are rolling out changes for voters ahead of the state’s March 3 primary.

New rules for California primary voting

Los Angeles and 14 other California counties are rolling out changes for voters ahead of the state’s March 3 primary.

President Trump has named Richard Grenell, the current ambassador to Germany, as acting Director of National Intelligence.

Trump’s deteriorating relationship with intelligence community

President Trump has named Richard Grenell, the current ambassador to Germany, as acting Director of National Intelligence.

KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews guest hosted by Anne Litt.

Latest Show

KCRW's signature music program features new releases, live performances, and artist interviews guest hosted by Anne Litt.

from Morning Becomes Eclectic

The jury in the Harvey Weinstein criminal trial began deliberations this week. They've made several requests to review information and to relisten to certain of witness testimonies.

Harvey Weinstein jury deliberates

The jury in the Harvey Weinstein criminal trial began deliberations this week. They've made several requests to review information and to relisten to certain of witness testimonies.

from Hollywood Breakdown

Intelligence expert William Binney discusses the revelation that a widely used encryption service has been in CIA hands for decades.

The CIA’s Complicity in Modern Global Atrocities Revealed

Intelligence expert William Binney discusses the revelation that a widely used encryption service has been in CIA hands for decades.

from Scheer Intelligence

Aaron Byrd takes you on musical journey around the world, exploring sounds from the favelas of Brazil to the Taureg culture of Timbuktu, all in search of the perfect groove.

Latest Show

Aaron Byrd takes you on musical journey around the world, exploring sounds from the favelas of Brazil to the Taureg culture of Timbuktu, all in search of the perfect groove.

from Aaron Byrd

Future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass, and funk.

Latest Show

Future beats and a mind-melting mix of fuzz, bass, and funk.

from Travis Holcombe