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Real World Records , the music label co-founded by the visionary Peter Gabriel  and members of WOMAD , celebrates its 30 th  anniversary this month.

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Artificial intelligence tries to help you minimize your accent. Should you use it?

LA is filled with dialect coaches helping actors prepare for roles, and maybe acquire or lose an accent.

Methodists split over same-sex marriage, queer clergy

Denyse Barnes remembers exactly how she felt the day her church decided she could no longer become a pastor.

Weyes Blood performs music from 'Titantic Rising' live on MBE

Natalie Laura Mering has released four albums under her stage name Weyes Blood.

Download Mac DeMarco's 'On The Square' from his celebrated new album

Mac DeMarco hit his stride with the highest charting album of his career,   Here Comes The Cowboy  .

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A deep-seated denial of the racist, colonial roots of gun rights in the U.S. underlies the left’s flawed approach to domestic arms control.

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Pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi has released his most ambitious project to date.

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Writer-producer Simon Kinberg has worked on the X-Men movie franchise since 2006. ‘Dark Phoenix’ was his directorial debut.

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KCRW Presents the 10th Anniversary of Summer Nights. Free, All-Ages, Outdoor Performances Featuring KCRW-Curated Bands, and the Station’s Stellar DJs. Check the lineup!

KCRW's Summer Nights series at the Hammer Museum announced

KCRW Presents the 10th Anniversary of Summer Nights. Free, All-Ages, Outdoor Performances Featuring KCRW-Curated Bands, and the Station’s Stellar DJs. Check the lineup!

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Writer-producer Simon Kinberg has worked on the X-Men movie franchise since 2006. ‘Dark Phoenix’ was his directorial debut.

Director Simon Kinberg on the dark fate of ‘Dark Phoenix’

Writer-producer Simon Kinberg has worked on the X-Men movie franchise since 2006. ‘Dark Phoenix’ was his directorial debut.

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Edward Goldman talks about The Getty Research Institute’s exhibition marking the 100  th   anniversary of the Bauhaus school and a virtual exhibition of Rembrandt paintings in Southern…

Celebrating the Anniversaries of Bauhaus and Rembrandt

Edward Goldman talks about The Getty Research Institute’s exhibition marking the 100 th  anniversary of the Bauhaus school and a virtual exhibition of Rembrandt paintings in Southern…

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Uber has “disrupted” taxi cabs, e-scooters and bikes. Now the company’s airborne division, Uber Elevate, wants to add a ride-hailing service in the sky, called Uber Air.

Skyports unveiled for Uber’s flying cars

Uber has “disrupted” taxi cabs, e-scooters and bikes. Now the company’s airborne division, Uber Elevate, wants to add a ride-hailing service in the sky, called Uber Air.

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Thousands live on the streets of Los Angeles and many others struggle to pay high rents. Yet, more than 100,000 units reportedly sit empty across our city.

Are LA’s new luxury apartments just sitting empty?

Thousands live on the streets of Los Angeles and many others struggle to pay high rents. Yet, more than 100,000 units reportedly sit empty across our city.

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Summer arrives this week, and the beach is calling. Many of us will be swimming, surfing, and relaxing on the sand.

The best tide pools in Southern California

Summer arrives this week, and the beach is calling. Many of us will be swimming, surfing, and relaxing on the sand.

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The Lakers have landed the much-sought-after Anthony Davis, from the New Orleans Pelicans. Can he help the Lakers reach the top of the league?

The Lakers hope a major trade will turn their luck around

The Lakers have landed the much-sought-after Anthony Davis, from the New Orleans Pelicans. Can he help the Lakers reach the top of the league?

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Estrada Courts, a public housing project in East Los Angeles, is a series of aging, two-story buildings arranged around common outdoor areas.

Trump administration proposal stirs fear in public housing residents

Estrada Courts, a public housing project in East Los Angeles, is a series of aging, two-story buildings arranged around common outdoor areas.

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In the Mojave Desert, there's a battle between ravens and threatened desert tortoises (plus their allies: conservationists and U.S. government officials).

When ravens are killing desert tortoises, it's drones to the rescue

In the Mojave Desert, there's a battle between ravens and threatened desert tortoises (plus their allies: conservationists and U.S. government officials).

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A new controversial HBO series called "Euphoria" premiered this weekend, and it follows a troubled high school student just out of rehab.

Why are there so many bleak teen dramas on TV?

A new controversial HBO series called "Euphoria" premiered this weekend, and it follows a troubled high school student just out of rehab.

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President Trump recently tweeted plans to remove millions of undocumented immigrants starting next week.

Trump threatens mass arrests of undocumented immigrants

President Trump recently tweeted plans to remove millions of undocumented immigrants starting next week.

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Dream-pop outfit The Ocean Blue returns with album announcement and new single  "It Takes So Long,"

Track Premiere: The Ocean Blue returns with 'It Takes So Long'

Dream-pop outfit The Ocean Blue returns with album announcement and new single  "It Takes So Long,"

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The latest show from Morning Becomes Eclectic, hosted by Jason Bentley. New releases, artists, live performances, and artist interviews. At KCRW.com.

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The latest show from Morning Becomes Eclectic, hosted by Jason Bentley. New releases, artists, live performances, and artist interviews. At KCRW.com.

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With its graphic depictions of drug addiction and sex, HBO's 'Euphoria' depicts a modern version of teen life that's beyond bleak.

Will HBO's 'Euphoria,' a graphic show about teens, cause a backlash?

With its graphic depictions of drug addiction and sex, HBO's 'Euphoria' depicts a modern version of teen life that's beyond bleak.

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Valida seamlessly blends a variety of music styles that include: indie rock, house, electro, disco, world rhythms, golden-era hip-hop, and some classic 80s, pop, punk, and reggae…

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Valida seamlessly blends a variety of music styles that include: indie rock, house, electro, disco, world rhythms, golden-era hip-hop, and some classic 80s, pop, punk, and reggae…

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

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

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Garth Trinidad hosts a progressive mix of soul, hip-hop, and world rhythms. Listen On-Demand to the latest show.

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Garth Trinidad hosts a progressive mix of soul, hip-hop, and world rhythms. Listen On-Demand to the latest show.

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“I’m expensive.” Freelance audio producers, say it to yourself repeatedly. Internalize this mantra.

Employers, you better have my money: Best practices for running a freelance business

“I’m expensive.” Freelance audio producers, say it to yourself repeatedly. Internalize this mantra.