From Clooney to Spielberg, 5 Big Questions About Summer Box Office

Summer doesn’t officially start until June 21, but the movie business operates on its own calendar. The foreign release of “Captain America: Civil War” this weekend and its domestic debut in five days kicks off Hollywood’s busiest season and signals that it’s popcorn movie time again. The next four months will bring sequels aplenty, costumed… Read more »

‘The Family Fang’ & ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ Top Mixed Weekend: Specialty Box Office

Starz Digital gave an exclusive one-theater run to The Family Fang, Jason Bateman‘s second feature directorial, starring Christopher Walken, Nicole Kidman and Bateman himself over the weekend. The title had a decent start ahead of its expansion into 40 markets and VOD this coming week. Fang bit off the weekend’s highest per theater average among the Specialty newcomers, edging out IFC Films’ The Man Who Knew Infinity starring Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel, which played a…

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Anderson .Paak – “The Season / Carry Me / The Waters” Video

Anderson .PaakI already really liked Anderson .Paak’s recent album Malibu a whole lot, and everything that the guy has done since its release — live TV performances, festival appearances, collaborations — has only made me like him more. Today, the SoCal singer/rapper has unleashed a new music video for Malibu tracks “The … More »

Watch Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin, Terrace Martin, & More Cover Prince At The White House For International Jazz Day

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 29: Aretha Franklin and Herbie Hancock perform at the International Jazz Day Concert on the South Lawn of the White House on April 29, 2016 in Washington, DC. The event was presented by actor Morgan Freeman and included remarks by President Obama. (Photo by Aude Guerrucci-Pool/Getty Images)Yesterday was International Jazz Day, and last night, ABC broadcast an edited version of the All-Star Global Concert that took place on the South Lawn of the White House on Friday. Just after Prince’s death, Aretha Franklin went on MSNBC to speak about him (and speculate that he might’ve died from Zika virus), and … More »

‘Citizen Kane’ 75th Anniversary and Orson Welles’ Hell to Get the Film Released

May 1 marks the 75th anniversary of “Citizen Kane,” one of the most admired and influential films of all time. There are clear parallels between the title character and the powerful newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst, who tried to block the film’s release. But “Kane” fans may not be aware of all the other off-camera… Read more »

Omarosa Says Donald Trump Has a ‘Big Heart’

Donald Trump was conspicuously absent from the White House Correspondents Dinner festivities especially — as President Obama pointed out — given the number of cameras. But his favorite champion, former season one “Apprentice” star Omarosa Manigault, was in the audience as a guest of American Urban Radio, dressed unmistakably in bright yellow. “It’s a little more… Read more »

KCRW Most Played Albums for the Week of 4/25/2016

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BIBIO – “A MINERAL LOVE”

A Mineral Love is the eighth album from the British musician Stephen Wilkinson.  .
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UNDERWORLD – “BARBARA BARBARA, WE FACE A SHINING FUTURE”

This is the first new album in 6 years for the British electronic duo.  Catch their recent live set for KCRW here.
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MAYER HAWTHORNE – “MAN ABOUT TOWN”

Man About Town is the latest from this soul singer. Watch his recent live set for “Morning Becomes Eclectic” here. Catch him live at the Observatory in Santa Ana on May 4.
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MICHAEL KIWANUKA – “LOVE & HATE”

Love & Hate, expected June 3, is the second album from this English singer-songwriter.
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LAPSLEY – “LONG WAY HOME”

Long Way Home is the latest from this singer from Liverpool. Watch her recent live set for “Morning Becomes Eclectic” here.
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M83 – “JUNK”

Junk is the latest from Anthony Gonzalez, the French electronic artist who goes by the stage name M83.
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MIIKE SNOW – “III”

iii is the third album from this Swedish indie pop band.  Tune in for his upcoming live session on “Morning Becomes Eclectic on 5/3 here.
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#8

KENDRICK LAMAR – “UNTITLED UNMASTERED.”

Untitled Unmastered. is a compilation album of previously unreleased demos from from the recording sessions of “To Pimp A Butterfly”. Catch him live at FYF festival this August.
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#9

ANDERSON .PAAK – “MALIBU”

Malibu is the latest from this LA based singer, rapper and producer. See his recent set for KCRW here.
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#10

HAELOS – “FULL CIRCLE”

Full Circle is the debut LP from this British electronic trio.
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#11

THE KILLS – “ASH & ICE”

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EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS – “PERSONA”

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GRATEFUL DEAD – TRIBUTE – “DAY OF THE DEAD”

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WHITE DENIM – “STIFF”

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#15

RJD2 – “DAME FORTUNE”

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AUTOLUX – “PUSSY’S DEAD”

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#17

KHUN NARIN – “II”

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#18

BOMBINO – “AZEL”

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#19

ANDREW BIRD – “ARE YOU SERIOUS”

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#20

COURTNEY BARNETT – “SOMETIMES I SIT AND THINK AND SOMETIMES I JUST SIT”

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#21

WILD BELLE – “DREAMLAND”

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#22

CATE LE BON – “CRAB DAY”

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#23

BIG BLACK DELTA – “TRAGAME TIERRA”

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GALLANT – “OLOGY”

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#25

LUSH – “BLIND SPOT”

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