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BTS makes some noise at the Rose Bowl




BTS performed at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.
BTS performed at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.
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On today's show:

The Return of The Magnificent 7

(Starts at :45)

The wildly popular Korean boy band, BTS, performed two shows at the Rose Bowl over the weekend. The audience was mainly Korean and Korean-American, but not exclusively, which speaks to the group's crossover appeal. L.A. Times pop music critic August Brown was there and he chats with John Horn about the scene.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuePhzGI2QU

Mike Mills makes a National movie

(Starts at 7:45)

In 2017, filmmaker Mike Mills emailed The National about making a film inspired by the band's music. He ended up making the film and, despite having no musical expertise, producing their next album. "I Am Easy to Find" is a 24-minute film that stars Academy Award-winner Alicia Vikander. It’s also a highly-collaborative 68-minute album. The 16 tracks are cinematic and varied, featuring performances by Gail Ann Dorsey, Lisa Hannigan, Eve Owen, Sharon Van Etten and The Brooklyn Youth Choir. John Horn spoke with Mills and The National’s Matt Berninger about their collaborative process.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2Uow9aNCRU

Teen girls with the Write Stuff

(Starts at 18:40)

There’s a mentoring program in Hollywood called Write Girl — yes, with a "W" — and it pairs actors and writers with teen girls. At a recent star-studded event, a few prominent actors brought some of the teens’ stories to life. KPCC’s arts education reporter Carla Javier takes us there.