Katie Hasty

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There was once a Gary Larson “The Far Side” cartoon titled “Charlie Parker in Hell.” There was Bird, the iconic bebop innovator, writhing in perpetual agony as the radio played…

Kenny G in China: It's Closing Time

There was once a Gary Larson “The Far Side” cartoon titled “Charlie Parker in Hell.” There was Bird, the iconic bebop innovator, writhing in perpetual agony as the radio played…

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Cayucas dug deep into childhood recollections for the band’s magnificent 2015 album “Dancing at the Blue Lagoon,” the deepest well of which may be opener “Big Winter Jacket.”

Cayucas throws on ‘Big Winter Jacket’ in new music video: PREMIERE

Cayucas dug deep into childhood recollections for the band’s magnificent 2015 album “Dancing at the Blue Lagoon,” the deepest well of which may be opener “Big Winter Jacket.”

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If you’re in Los Angeles and are on the fence on checking out the L.A. Zoo Lights — the holiday lights display at the L.A. Zoo — then maybe this…

Your First 2015 Holiday Playlist: KCRW’s L.A. Zoo Lights music mix

If you’re in Los Angeles and are on the fence on checking out the L.A. Zoo Lights — the holiday lights display at the L.A. Zoo — then maybe this…

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Moni Saldaña is back with Raul and three new tracks! Mexico City’s LATIN MAFIA teams up with Humbe on a huge new hit “Patadas de Ahogado.”

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Junf is back with Raul and three new tracks! “No Juice” from Proux brings the Señor Discos energy to the dancefloor.

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Betto is back with Raul and three new tunes. First up, Los Malagueña put a modern twist on son huasteco in “Flores Negras.”

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Moni Saldaña is back with three fresh tracks for us: slick R&B vibes kick things off with “Azul” by Noa Sainz. Experience full vibrant color in “Abriendo Los Ojos” by Radio Carretera.

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Betto is back from Mexico with 3 tracks all recorded at a legendary studio in Coyoacán, Mexico.

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Junf is back with Raul and 3 danceable tracks. Two siblings from Oaxaca bring us Britpop-inspired avant garde sounds in “Bola Ora” by Valgur.

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