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We’re not surprised to see our favorite David Bowie tribute album “Modern Love” make a triumphant return to the top of the charts. It really is that good .

We’re not surprised to see our favorite David Bowie tribute album “Modern Love” make a triumphant return to the top of the charts. It really is that good . Elsewhere on the chart, new entries abound to keep your eyes (and ears) on.

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Record number of California students are going to summer school. Will there be enough teachers?

After more than a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person learning is allowed and there’s unprecedented interest for offline summer school across California, according to CalMatters.

Los Angeles County wants you to stop feeding the feral peacocks

There's been an increase in wild peacocks in Southern California. Many people hate them; many people love them; and many hear their piercing screams.

Andrew McCarthy: ‘Brat: An ‘80s Story’

Writer, director, and author Andrew McCarthy on the freedom of ‘Weekend At Bernie’s’

Medical cannabis became legal in Utah with the blessing of Latter Day Saints

Legal cannabis is becoming the norm in the U.S. Most states have passed some type of legal medical or recreational cannabis laws.

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St. Vincent’s latest album “Daddy’s Home” is what we at MBE like to call “butter on the pancake”—it just all falls into place, girded by a great groove, a time-hopping presence, and the bare elegance of lyricism and storytelling for which fans have come to know and love St. Vincent.

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Nice to Meet You Forever is the story of Shaka Mali Tafari and his best friend Gail, a 78-year-old Jewish woman who grew up attending theatre and opera on the Northside of Chicago.

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Rise and shine! KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe will be filling in for Novena Carmel and Anthony Valadez today on Morning Becomes Eclectic!

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We have a world premiere from Helado Negro who is at the forefront of creating his own unique sonic textures.

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In late September 2020, then-President Trump ordered an end to racial sensitivity training for federal employees, though later President Biden reversed that order.

Conservatives seize on critical race theory in culture wars. What is this decades-old legal theory?

In late September 2020, then-President Trump ordered an end to racial sensitivity training for federal employees, though later President Biden reversed that order.

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Joni Mitchell’s most beloved album “Blue.” It was birthed as she traveled the world in search of herself and the ideas of freedom and escape.

Joni Mitchell’s ‘Blue’ turns 50. Her new EP unearths demos, outtakes from the era

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Joni Mitchell’s most beloved album “Blue.” It was birthed as she traveled the world in search of herself and the ideas of freedom and escape.

On the animated show “ Rick and Morty ,” a mad scientist named Rick drags his awkward, anxious 14-year-old grandson Morty into adventures that often include space travel, battles with…

Multiverses and controlling cockroaches: Breaking down the science of ‘Rick and Morty’

On the animated show “ Rick and Morty ,” a mad scientist named Rick drags his awkward, anxious 14-year-old grandson Morty into adventures that often include space travel, battles with…

There's a bassist/songwriter/producer from Memphis, Tennessee who was one of the last musicians to work with Prince.

Join us as we explore MonoNeon's newest album + more

There's a bassist/songwriter/producer from Memphis, Tennessee who was one of the last musicians to work with Prince.

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David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for June 22, 2021.

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for June 22, 2021

David Lynch Theater Presents: Weather Report for June 22, 2021.

Pillars of Jamaican music Sly & Robbie are the Riddim Twins, propelling beats for over 40 years.

Sly & Robbie and the Taxi Gang: ‘Linstead Market’

Pillars of Jamaican music Sly & Robbie are the Riddim Twins, propelling beats for over 40 years.

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KCRW's all-music channel blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW's DJs into a single voice streaming 24 hours a day.

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KCRW's all-music channel blending the collected talents and tastes of all KCRW's DJs into a single voice streaming 24 hours a day.

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

Travis Holcombe's playlist, June 21, 2021

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

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Some Orange County supervisors are getting creative with language in hopes of extending their consecutive term limits.

Term extension or limit? OC supervisors argue over proposal language

Some Orange County supervisors are getting creative with language in hopes of extending their consecutive term limits.

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Southern California’s water has always come from Northern California, the Sierra snowpack, and the Colorado River.

Metropolitan Water District gets a new chief. What changes might Adel Hagekhalil bring?

Southern California’s water has always come from Northern California, the Sierra snowpack, and the Colorado River.

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Rhiannon Giddens made her mark in music when her band the Carolina Chocolate Drops won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album in 2011.

Grammy winner Rhiannon Giddens on opera’s relevance in modern life and her podcast ‘Aria Code’

Rhiannon Giddens made her mark in music when her band the Carolina Chocolate Drops won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album in 2011.

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LA chef and restaurateur Mark Peel died Sunday after being diagnosed with cancer. He was 66 years old.

LA’s Mark Peel taught young people how to be great cooks and decent human beings, says Wolfgang Puck

LA chef and restaurateur Mark Peel died Sunday after being diagnosed with cancer. He was 66 years old.

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Since the pandemic, restaurants have taken over curbside parking for outdoor eating, and some streets have been closed to traffic. Might these changes be permanent, and what could U.S.

Does the pandemic mean long-term revitalization of downtown LA and other public spaces?

Since the pandemic, restaurants have taken over curbside parking for outdoor eating, and some streets have been closed to traffic. Might these changes be permanent, and what could U.S.

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Lingerie company Victoria’s Secret is ditching its ‘Angels’ runway models for diverse celebrities such as U.S.

Victoria’s Secret gets a makeover: Out with ‘Angels,’ in with activists, athletes, entrepreneurs

Lingerie company Victoria’s Secret is ditching its ‘Angels’ runway models for diverse celebrities such as U.S.

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In a unanimous ruling today, the Supreme Court justices said the NCAA , the regulating body for college sports, can’t ban athletes from receiving small education-related payouts like…

Supreme Court: No limits on education-related benefits to NCAA athletes

In a unanimous ruling today, the Supreme Court justices said the NCAA , the regulating body for college sports, can’t ban athletes from receiving small education-related payouts like…

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Here’s some good news to start your week with: Just Like Heaven, the festival celebrating the era-defining indie greats of the 2000s, is back with a second edition on Saturday, May 21,…

Just Like Heaven fest returns with Interpol, Modest Mouse, The Shins, M.I.A. and more

Here’s some good news to start your week with: Just Like Heaven, the festival celebrating the era-defining indie greats of the 2000s, is back with a second edition on Saturday, May 21,…

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Beloved indie venue The Bootleg Theater in Historic Filipinotown announced Monday that the space is closing its doors at 2220 Beverly Boulevard, with no concrete plans to open at…

Historic Filipinotown venue The Bootleg Theater to permanently close

Beloved indie venue The Bootleg Theater in Historic Filipinotown announced Monday that the space is closing its doors at 2220 Beverly Boulevard, with no concrete plans to open at…

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Grab your best headphones, because today KCRW is pleased to offer you a world premiere from none other than Helado Negro, the artist at the forefront of creating his own unique sonic…

Premiere: Helado Negro’s funky “Gemini and Leo” will help you emerge from your pandemic cocoon

Grab your best headphones, because today KCRW is pleased to offer you a world premiere from none other than Helado Negro, the artist at the forefront of creating his own unique sonic…

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