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Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2016 poster

SoCal Scene: Festivals of books, music, art and beer

Saturday-Sunday April 9th and 10th — The largest literary festival in the country is gearing up for next weekend. The 21st Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is expected to draw thousands of bibliophiles to the USC campus. More than 500 authors, celebrities, musicians, artists, and chefs will engage and entertain. Among them: Buzz Aldrin, Joyce Carol Oates, James Patterson, Arianna Huffington, Holly Robinson Peete, and Henry Winkler. General admission to the festival is free, but there are fees for parking and to get into some... Read More →

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Photo: Denis O'Regan/Coachella -- R. Kelly joined Phoenix on stage day two of 2013 Coachella in Indio April 13, 2013

R.Kelly rocks with Phoenix at 2013 Coachella

A lot of rocking and grooving in the desert at 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio over the past few days. The event kicked off it’s first weekend last Friday. On Saturday night, R&B singer, R. Kelly, gave a surprise performance with the French alternative rock band, Phoenix. They did hot remix “Ignition”/”1901.” The second weekend of 2013 Coachella runs April 19-22. More information about this major Southland music event here. For some great reporting on Coachella and tons of photos check out Inland Empire... Read More →

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Photo: Rodrigo Pena/Freelance Photog/pe.com -- Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg closed out the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio April 15,, 2012

Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg rock Coachella

Thousands of music fans got a treat last night when Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg took to the stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival out in the desert town of Indio. Inland Empire music reporter, Vanessa Franko, says it was a huge set, which will be remembered and talked about for a good while. The rap/hip hop legendary duo wrapped the first weekend of Coachella. Check out Franko’s blog reports. Also, more photos here.

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Photo: Vanessa Franko/Audio File blog -- Singer Erykah Badu performed at the Coachella Music and Art Festival in Indio April 16, 2011

Music, art, and good times at Coachella

Thousands of music fans and art lovers are enjoying a hot weekend at the annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. If you think it’s been hot here — this festival is going in the deep desert town of Indio in the Coachella Valley.   Despite some technical difficulties, Grammy winning artist, Erykah Badu, rocked out with fans at Coachella on the Empire Polo Grounds yesterday. Music critic, Vanessa Franko, is following the events, the artists, the fans, celebrity sightings, and more in her blog Audio File. A lot of great Coachella photos as... Read More →

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