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How LA shaped Billy Childs and his hybrid jazz

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| The pianist and composer grew up in era of musical cross-pollination. His influences are as vast and diverse as his hometown.

'Dear Evan Hansen' songwriters: 'It's an exciting time' for musicals

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Justin Paul and Benj Pasek wrote the song lyrics for "La La Land" and the songs for the current Broadway hit musical, "Dear Evan Hansen."

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Actor Scott Baio denies misconduct claims by former co-star

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He denies a claim made by his former 'Charles in Charge' co-star Nicole Eggert that something inappropriate happened between the two when she was a minor.

Chloe Grace Moretz movie gets top Sundance prize

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"The Miseducation of Cameron Post," the story of a teenager forced into gay conversion therapy, has won the 2018 Sundance grand jury prize.

At 'Drunk Shakespeare' everyone gets tipsy

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In this off-Broadway show, audiences imbibe along with the Drunk Shakespeare Society, "a group of professional drinkers with a Shakespeare problem."

How Kentucky fell in love with Japanese food

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It all started when Toyota announced it would open its first American plant in Georgetown in 1985 — long before sushi was available at every local supermarket.

'Beetle Bailey' cartoonist Mort Walker dies at 94

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Walker began publishing cartoons at age 11 and was involved with more than a half-dozen comic strips in his career, including "Hi and Lois" and "Sam & Silo."

Sundance market cools with few breakouts or Oscar pics

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"Film distributors are shying away from provocative content these days and leaving that room for other, newer, less traditional outlets."

It's Christmas in January for musicians and producers at NAMM

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The National Association of Music Merchants' annual trade show in Anaheim is a huge marketplace for instruments and the latest gadgetry.

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