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Chief Keef is still on top

Chicago rapper Chief Keef, also known by his given name Keith Farrelle Cozart, has released seven full-length projects this year. Some tapes reveal updated or recycled versions of unofficially released songs previously unavailable for streaming. Greek billionaire Alki David’s handling of Keef’s…

All eyes on Inga Copeland

The cover for Inga Copeland’s sophomore record, “The Smoke,” is astutely modern. It looks like it was captured by accident on a moving iPhone. The landscape is uneven while the blurred outline of a mysterious yet impressive structure tilts in motion. A…

All eyes on Yves Tumor

Sean Bowie grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee. As a young adult, he set course for Los Angeles to work and learn alongside eccentric experimental artist Mikki Blanco. During this time, Bowie began expanding his production under the name Yves Tumor. In 2016, he released “Serpent…

Jazz Epistles memorialize Hugh Masekela

When historic acts wheel themselves on stage, it can sometimes be like watching a skeleton come to life. This was not the case when South Africa’s The Jazz Epistles performed at UCLA’s Royce Hall March 3. The event was initially advertised as…

King Krule lights up Teragram Ballroom in most recent L.A. show

British boy wonder Archy Marshall is a man of many talents. Nov. 8, he dazzled the Teragram Ballroom during his first solo show in Los Angeles since 2013. He released his debut record, “6 Feet Beneath the Moon,” in 2014…

Mitski concert review: visceral sounds fill the Fonda Theater

It is difficult to find artists who maintain unwavering self-respect, yet every bit of content curated by Japanese-American rockstar Mitski Miyawaki achieves just that. Oct. 22, she brought her talents to the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood and performed a sparkling…

Congressman Mark Takano reflects on legacy of Japanese-American incarceration

Feb. 19 marked the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066 in which President Franklin D. Roosevelt ordered the imprisonment of Japanese-Americans in nationwide internment camps. To commemorate these injustices, the International Programs Office (IPO) and event series Never Again invited…

Premier League primer for the new viewer

The Premier League is the most physically and tactically demanding domestic competition in soccer. Talent is not enough — it takes mental strength and endurance to earn the trophy. Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool all qualified for the UEFA…

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