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7 things to do on Oscars weekend in SoCal

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| From a fest that mixes music, skateboards and snowboards to several colorful Holi celebrations, there's tons to do this weekend.

5 podcasts you should listen to this March

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Remember the staff picks section at the indie video store you used to love? This is like that, but for podcasts! This month's picks include "This Is Love," "Why Won't You Date Me?" and more.

R&B singer Nick Hakim makes music to heal and 'to be vulnerable'

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Recalling the warmth of early ‘70s R&B, Hakim takes after Marvin Gaye with his lyrics, exploring more personal and introverted themes.

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Revisiting Allen Ginsberg's 'Howl' in the wake of the Florida school shooting

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The poem's reference to Moloch, a god associated with child sacrifice, gives the re-issue of Ginsberg's recording a haunting resonance.

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Women from the Academy's music branch push to close Hollywood's gender divide

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Three influential female composers from the Motion Picture Academy's Music Branch — Taura Stinson, Laura Karpman and Lesley Barber — speak out about their field.

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Hollywood diversity study finds 'mixed bag' when it comes to representation

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The report finds that broadcast TV and children's series are increasingly diverse, but people of color remain underrepresented on all fronts, including lead roles, writers, directors and showrunners.

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How Apple, Amazon got into the gun debate: Carrying the NRA's channel

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After the mass shooting in a Florida high school, gun control advocates are petitioning Apple TV, Amazon and Roku to drop NRATV.

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What 'UnREAL' has to say about harsh realities for women in Hollywood

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The Lifetime series is about the making of a "Bachelor"-like dating show. It has a lot to say about the double standards women face on- and off-screen.

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'Mozart in the Jungle' tackles gender disparity in music

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The third season of the Amazon series takes on the lack of opportunities for female composers and conductors.

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