Tag Archives: Picks

Critic's picks for Emmy nominations: Love for Kristen Bell, ‘Twin Peaks’ and … ‘Detectorists’

Drama series: “Twin Peaks: The Return” (Showtime). Superbly unaccountable, the extremely belated, happily inconclusive third and final season of David Lynch’s Northwest noir supernatural comic melodrama was a show in which you not only never knew what would happen next, but how it would happen – as farce, horror, in color or black and white, a tribute to Georges Méliès, ...

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10 New Albums to Stream Now: Meek Mill, Future, Years & Years and More Editors’ Picks

EDITORS’ PICK: Meek Mill, Legends of the SummerMeek Mill’s legal battles and advocacy for criminal justice reform have made him a folk hero. This four-track EP seems designed to sustain heightened public interest in him – at least until he can record a proper follow-up to last year’s Wins & Losses. While brief, Legends of the Summer capably distills the usual ...

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Weekend Picks: Fourth of July concerts, the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival and more

Outside is the place to be this on long and hot holiday weekend, with Independence Day events including the Go-Go’s at the Hollywood Bowl and Pacific Symphony at Pacific Amphitheatre — both with fireworks. Elsewhere, Dead & Company rock out at Chavez Ravine, Pasadena Symphony & Pops play a free concert at Pasadena City Hall, and the Griffith Park Free ...

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Weekend Picks for June 28-July 1: Minnelli and Feinstein, Pacific Opera Project and more

A rare live appearance by Liza with a “z” Minnelli tops our performing-arts picks this weekend. Also on tap: Pacific Opera Project’s “La Gazzetta” in Highland Park, No-one Art House’s dance work “Sky Echo” at the Getty, singer Janelle Monáe at the Greek, and “Grease” on the big screen at the Bowl. And last but by no means least, Tom ...

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10 New Albums to Stream Now: Christina Aguilera, Mike Shinoda, Sophie and More Editors' Picks

EDITORS’ PICK: Christina Aguilera, Liberation "On Liberation, [Aguilera] gets closer than ever to zeroing in on the right path for her immense skills," writes Brittany Spanos. "Her eighth album is a healthy mix of hit-chasing, theatrics and soon-to-be classic power ballads that emphasize her immense skills over half-baked conceptual themes… Once again, she proves she does indeed have the range."Read Our ...

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10 New Albums to Stream Now: Snail Mail, Dierks Bentley, Yob, 'Superfly' and More Editors' Picks

EDITORS’ PICK: Snail Mail, LushThe debut full-length from Maryland singer-guitarist Lindsey Jordan is a sign that "indie rock has officially entered its ‘Black Crowes era,’ where young artists refigure music from the decade they were born," writes Kory Grow. "But that’s not a bad thing here… [Jordan has] packed Lush, her debut full-length, with the same sort of smart lyrics ...

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