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Dudamel and LA Phil rehearse in Tokyo

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L.A. Philharmonic ends its tour of Asia in one piece

After performing in four cities in three countries over two weeks, orchestra members talk about the ups and downs of tour life.

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Trevor Noah keeps his 'Daily Show' post after controversial tweets

The South African comedian has apparently survived the firestorm that erupted after his Twitter feed revealed jokes that some felt were anti-Semitic and sexist.

Sufjan Stevens, "No Shade in the Shadow of the Cross" (Official Audio)

Sufjan Stevens returns with new music on 'Carrie and Lowell'

This week on Tuesday Reviewsday, our weekly new music segment, A Martinez is joined in the studio by music journalists Steve Hochman and Chris Martins.

The Internet reacts to Trevor Noah’s controversial tweets

Less than a day after Comedy Central revealed Jon Stewart’s successor on “The Daily Show,” a backlash ensued over some unsavory tweets from his past.

Public Radio Bracket Madness 2015: The Finals — Strangers vs. Radiolab

In a stunning upset, Strangers took out Bracket Madness year 1 winner This American Life. Now they face year 2 winner Radiolab. Vote now and read the story thus far!

Taschen's new exhibit obsesses over 2 pioneers of fetish art

Photographer (foot fetish) Elmer Batters and illustrator (strong-woman fetish) Eric Stanton get their due in a new show at the Taschen Gallery.

Rolling Stones announce North American stadium tour

The rock band announced a 15-city stadium tour Tuesday that will kick off May 24 at Petco Park in San Diego, California.

Transgender actors are in demand for TV's pilot season

Thanks to the success of "Transparent" and "Orange is The New Black," there are more transgender characters written into pilot scripts than in years past.

Where did Trevor Noah come from? This South African comedy scene, that's where

Comedy Central chose the relatively unknown South African comedian as the new host of "The Daily Show," but his lack of notoriety could be used to his benefit.

Young musicians meet Gustavo Dudamel, up close and personal

The youth orchestra from Fukushima and 15 young musicians from L.A. have a rehearsal with the L.A. Philharmonic's artistic director in Tokyo's prestigious Suntory Hall.

Coachella, Lollapalooza music festivals ban selfie sticks

The sticks are banned this year at the events in Indio, California, and Chicago. Coachella dismissed them as "narsisstics" on a list of prohibited items.

Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart as host of 'The Daily Show'

Comedy Central President Michele Ganeless says that Trevor Noah "has a huge international following and is poised to explode here in America."

'Going Clear': Scientology doc director Alex Gibney says drones are 'God's Louma crane'

Alec Gibney talks about using drones to film his Scientology doc and describes finding a long-lost piece of archival footage featuring Church founder L. Ron Hubbard.

Burger Records expands its indie music mini-empire

Branching out from its original home in Fullerton, the record label opens a store in L.A.'s Cypress park neighborhood and preps for its 4th annual music festival.

Language barriers disappear as young musicians from LA and Japan unite

Fifteen members of Youth Orchestra Los Angeles are collaborating with a new ensemble in Fukushima, which is still recovering from the 2011 disaster.

KPCC's Public Radio Bracket Madness 2015: Round 4 — Who makes the finals?

We're down to the final four. Here's what went down (who won in the battle between Serial and This American Life?!) and what's up next. Come vote!