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BILL VAUGHAN’S TASTY CLIPS: Labor Day music features LaBelle, Chaka

Labor Day weekend kicks off Sept. 4 with an incredible number of legendary artists holding forth at local venues. Since ladies are first, we’ll lead with Miss Patti LaBelle and Chaka Khan on an incredible bill together at the Los Angeles County Fairplex in Pomona. On the other side of town, master guitarist and singer Read More…

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Eight films nominated for best picture Oscar

By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO City News Service BEVERLY HILLS — “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” led the pack of Oscar contenders Jan. 15 with nine nominations each for the 87th Academy Awards, with “The Imitation Game” following close behind with eight nods. The other five best picture nominees are Read More…

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‘Django Unchained’ actress defends not giving ID to cop

LOS ANGELES — “Django Unchained” actress Daniele Watts defended her refusal to show her ID to Los Angeles police before they handcuffed her last week. The African-American actress and her white boyfriend accused police of racism for questioning them in what they said was only a public display of affection. “I believe in America and what it stands Read More…