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Coachella Day 3: Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg headline

The music at Day 3 of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will be all over the map, with performances by rappers Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg closing Week One.

Coachella Day 2: The De-rainening

After some inclement weather to kick off Coachella, Day 2 of Weekend 1 became more of what people have come to expect from the festival.

Adele’s solar-powered beach house

There are many perks that come with being the world’s best-selling pop star and a multiple Grammy award winner. In the case of British chanteuse Adele, one of them is a $3 million beach home in Brighton, England, complete with big-money renovations.

Rain dance: Meet the Coachella swim team hopefuls

Coachella 2012 welcomed tens of thousands of underdressed and ill-prepared music enthusiasts to its swim team tryouts on Friday.

Album of the week: The Sound of Music Soundtrack

James Kim fills in for Peter Stenshoel with an Album of the Week: On the way to Coachella, I found one of my favorite soundtracks at a thrift store: "The Sound of Music."

California storm to make guest appearance at Coachella

Some parts of the state will get the full wrath experience with lightning, hail, and gale-force winds, while others will see scattered showers and snow.

So long, Kelley Lynch: Woman found guilty of harassing Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen's former business manager has been found guilty of harassing the hugely influential singer-songwriter.

Obama says that Jay-Z is the easy answer over Kanye West

I've got a secret: I prefer Kanye. This is something I don't share with President Obama, who, in a recent Atlantic article, says emphatically that he prefers Jay-Z.

Amid 'reunion lies,' Axl Rose declines induction into Rock & Roll Hall of fame

L.A.'s favorite '80s deli rockers are set to be honored this weekend alongside the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys and others.

White residue found in Whitney Houston's room following death

The report does not specifically identify the substances as cocaine, although the drug was found in toxicology tests in Houston's heart and extremities.

Album of the Week: The Best of the Harmonizing Four

This Easter marks the 65th anniversary for Farther Along. A musical meditation on life’s vicissitudes coincides with a storied celebration of victory over Death.

Celebrating L.A's birthday with a new anthem

This week marks the 152nd anniversary of the founding of Los Angeles. One woman writes a new song to honor it. KPCC's Steven Cuevas reports.

Céu, Elvis Costello, Of Monsters and Men, Nicki Minaj - KPCC's New Music Cheatsheet

Moody singles, Brazilian mingles, the multi-sense cacophony of Nicki Minaj, and an Elvis Costello album recorded live at The Wiltern are all yours this week.

Bat sounds: Dodgers opening day national anthem by the Beach Boys

With both celebrating 50-year anniversaries, a season-long partnership has developed between the stadium and the California-est of summer icons.

Earl Scruggs remembered for banjo excellence

Earl Scruggs was remembered Sunday as an influential, helpful and humble banjo player who put his own trademark on bluegrass music.

The Sweet Hurt does dulcet inside a 'Desert Nights' diorama

A flugelhorn, a banjo and an upright bass walk into a bar... An exercise in texture perception, the cactus lounge at The Standard proved pleasing for the band's compound sound.