Tag Archives: Grand

California Sounds: Cut Chemist's grand return; the Quick's “Mondo Deco” reissue, San Cha's urban cumbia and DJ Muggs meets MF DOOM

Muggs & MF DOOM, “Death Wish (featuring Freddie Gibbs)” (Soul Assassins). The beat producer Muggs, best known for his work as part of Cypress Hill, is heading in a film-noirish direction for his new project. Set for an August release date, the album, “Assassination Day,” is a “thematic album with a vigilante concept,” according to advance notes. Specifically, the concept ...

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Essential Arts & Culture: L.A.'s Barak Ballet goes on tour, LACMA's grand plan and a 97-year-old art star

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens announced it has appointed Karen R. Lawrence, former president of Sarah Lawrence College, as its new director. Lawrence, as Jessica Gelt reports, is credited with savvy fundraising at the college during the recession. The $ $ $ is important, but I’m hoping the first thing Lawrence will do is strip down this ...

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News: Grand Central tops satisfaction ratings in UK rail

Grand Central has taken top honours for passenger satisfaction in a national survey of rail users. Transport Focus today released figures for its twice yearly National Rail Passenger Survey for spring 2018. Grand Central was ranked top for overall satisfaction, and best value long distance train operator for the sixth year running. The National Rail Passenger Survey reveals that 95 ...

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Black Sabbath and Indica Weed: Inside the Grand Return of Stoner-Metal Heroes Sleep

"When we started, we were smoking lots of pot and taking acid, and the soundtrack to all of our fucking lives at the time was essentially Black Sabbath," says Al Cisneros, vocalist, bassist and chief somnambulist for the quintessential stoner-doom metal band Sleep, which formed in the early Nineties. "Our entire universe was Black Sabbath. We couldn’t understand why the ...

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Medienboard Celebrates Cannes Movies at Grand Hotel Reception

Kirsten Niehuus, managing director of Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, hosted a reception in Cannes on Saturday to celebrate the inclusion in the festival lineup of several films backed by the fund. Among those pictures being feted in the garden of the Grand Hotel were two competition entries, Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s “The Wild Pear Tree” and Alice Rohrwacher’s “Happy as Lazzaro,” and Ulrich ...

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