Lauryn Hill

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    May 1, 2014

    George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic - Marquee Theatre - 4/30/2014

    George Clinton is 72 years old and he rocked a two-hour set at Tempe's Marquee Theatre Wednesday night. He had to stop to take a couple sitdowns throughout the set, but when I'm 72, if I can perform for 15 minutes I'll call it a Roman triumph. The man is just absolutely impressive as a songwriter an ... More >>

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    June 6, 2013

    Animal Collective Comes to Marquee Theatre: Please Play Songs We Know

    Experimental indie rockers Animal Collective return to Marquee Theatre on Tuesday, October 22, and the whole thing has left us conflicted. If the band plays some old songs we'll be happy. Heck, if the band plays anything we know we'll be happy. My experience seeing the band at Coachella in 2011 wa ... More >>

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    January 14, 2013

    Five Favorite Live Hip-Hop Venues in Metro Phoenix

    Musicians traditionally get all of the glory, but what about the venues that house them? Arizona hip-hop artists are regularly lauded for their lyrical lexicon and dazzling deliveries, but they couldn't be heard if popping music houses didn't provide the dark digs, microphones, stages, and booming s ... More >>

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    December 14, 2012

    Top 20 Phoenix Concerts of 2012

    2012 isn't even over yet, and we're already feeling sort of nostalgic for it. We saw a lot of great shows this year, so narrowing it down to the most mind-blowing 20 wasn't easy, but it was a lot of fun. Enjoy, our Top 20 Phoenix Concerts of 2012. See also: Top Five 2012 Heavy Releases In Pho ... More >>

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    December 2, 2012

    Top Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

    The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>

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    November 29, 2012

    Lauryn Hill, Celebrity Theatre, 11/28/12

    Lauryn Hill @ Celebrity Theatre|11/28/12"Life out of context is living ungodly," Ms. Lauryn Hill sings in "Black Rage," the new song she's named her 2012 tour after. Built over a jazzy interpolation of the Sound of Music's "My Favorite Things," the song is heavy, exploring the brutal and checkered ... More >>

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    November 22, 2012
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    October 20, 2012

    Top Five Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

    The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Lauryn Hill, Gaza, Moombahton Massive Phoenix, and More Just Announced Shows

    Lauryn Hill may be making headlines as a tax evader, but forget all that for a second and focus on one thing: her voice. She's nothing if not accomplished. She won Grammy Awards back-to-back, for her solo debut and as the co-producer of Carlos Santana's Supernatural. She acted as 1/3 of the legendar ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012

    Macy Gray Performs Special DJ Set Tonight at W Scottsdale Hotel's WET Deck

    The DJ booth up on the W Scottsdale Hotel's WET Deck will host a special guest spin session tonight, and its someone you might not normally associate with the world of turntables and club nights. Grammy-winning R&B singer Macy Gray will dialing up tracks on the mixers during her set this evening d ... More >>

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    April 20, 2012

    Lady La, What Are You Listening To?

    Lady La Lady La is the morning show host for 101.5 JAMZ FM Monday-Friday from 6-10 a.m. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? KOOL 94.5 FM. What's the first album you bought? Timbaland & Magoo. What's the first concert you saw? E ... More >>

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    February 3, 2012

    Joleen Lunzer, What Are You Listening To?

    ​Joleen LunzerThe stand-up comedian headlines the Tempe Improv Thursday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? I recently found a station that plays hip hop/R&B from the 90's and early 2000's, 101.1 FM. I also ... More >>

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    September 15, 2011

    Groove Candy Celebrates Five Years of Neo-Soul and Hip-Hop Tonight

    ​Since 2006 the Valley's hip-hop scene has been bolstered by rising local MC's and one funky ass Thursday night. Groove Candy is celebrating five years of kickin' it old-school with Power 98.3 DJs M2 and Fresh 85 tonight at the Suede Lounge in Scottsdale. As always the mighty duo will be spi ... More >>

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    August 9, 2011

    Lauryn Hill's Former Guitarist Sues Her For Unpaid Wages, Harrassment

    ​One might expect someone who demands they be addressed as "Ms." whatever-their-name-is might be a little narcissistic and perhaps have a bit of a superiority complex going on too. That seems to be the case with Ms. Lauryn Hill. Reports are surfacing that Jay Gore, a former guitarist for Laur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    August 9 In Blogs: Russell Pearce, Lisa Jacobs, Lauryn Hill, Eggs, and Warren Jeffs

    ​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Pauly D to Join Britney Spears on Tour

    ​DJ Pauly D will be spinning on Britney Spears' tour, according to the Fab Life.The Jersey Shore star will be opening for Britney for six dates during her fall tour."Britney is one of my favorite performers and certainly one of this generation's most influential artists," he said. "It's an amazing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Top Five Musician Beatdowns

    Last week, ​Nicki Minaj got into an altercation with a personal assistant, Safaree Samuels, according to Billboard.While the two fought in a hotel room in Dallas, Texas, Samuels allegedly shoved a suitcase full of his personal belongings in Minaj's face and hit her in the lower lip after she told ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011

    Jace Everett on True Blood, Alison Mosshart, Sex, and Religion

    ​ BY LAUREN WISE If you've never heard of Nashville-based singer-songwriter Jace Everett, there's little doubt you've heard a song he's best known for--the theme from HBO's massively popular, supernatural-saturated television series True Blood. Everett's music is a fusion of blues, rockabilly and ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    DJ Solarize Passes Away at 26

    Leon Botha, who is often associated with Die Antwoord, has passed away from complications with progeria, according to Stereogum.Botha is also known as DJ Solarize. He's known for being a prominent visual artist in Cape Town, South Africa, as well. He appeared in South African hip-hop duo Die Antwoor ... More >>

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    April 16, 2011

    Coachella 2011 Friday Recap

    The Main Stage at Dusk​The 2011 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival got underway yesterday with the bad taste from 2010's fiasco still in the mouths of many -- myself included. It didn't help that Paul Tollett -- head of the festival's producer Goldenvoice -- recently admitted that he belie ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    Coachella 2011 Official Lineup Announced

    ​In perfect Girl Talk fashion, the good people of Goldenvoice set up a surprise late night release of Coachella's overwhelmingly impressive lineup.Many of Michael Lopez's lineup predictions were spot on. The Strokes made the cut, as did Duran Duran, although on a different day than what Billboard ... More >>

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    January 18, 2011

    Duran Duran, The Strokes Tapped For Coachella; Official Lineup Coming Soon UPDATE

    ​Coachella's official lineup should be announced very, very soon -- lest anyone forget that this week is usually when the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival makes it big announcement.In lieu of the entire festival lineup, a few acts have already been confirmed for the festival's 2011 editi ... More >>

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    December 25, 2010

    Gorillaz Release 'Phoner to Arizona' Music Video

    Gorillas have just dropped a music video for their new song "Phoner to Arizona," according to NME.Phoner to Arizona" is the first track on Gorillaz' new iPad album The Fall, which they wrote while on the road during their North American fall tour this year.The Fall will be released as a free downloa ... More >>

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    September 1, 2010

    Your Grandpa's New EP

    ​Right before people die, they usually say their goodbyes to the people they love. But now some British folks might have one last wish: "turn me into a record, please."For £2,000, you can ensure that your ashes will be sprinkled into the vinyl, according to Consequence of Sound. A record can be m ... More >>

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    June 23, 2009

    Queen YoNasDa, Phoenix MC with Ties to Louis Farrakhan, Wu Tang Clan and Radical Native American Group, Preps Album

    Our experience with Sonny Long -- and the subsequent support for his fraud by people who should know better, but maybe have more in common with him than they'd like to admit -- shows me that a lot of folks in Phoenix's small but boastful hip-hop community are full of shit. With publicity materials t ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008

    Groover & Shaker

    New Zealand spin doctor brings broken jazz/nu soul to Scottsdale

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    July 25, 2008
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    November 22, 2007

    Royally Screwed

    Sir Duke got the spotlight, Strayhorn the shadows

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    October 19, 2006

    Method Man

    Rapping up a glorious career

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    March 2, 2006

    Get Down With Dave

    Chappelle returns with a raucous Party

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    March 10, 2005

    Alicia Keys

    A big tour for the little lady

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    January 27, 2005

    Citizen Cope

    He's not your father's neo-folkie

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    May 1, 2003

    Ms. Dynamite

    A Little Deeper (Interscope)

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    January 2, 2003

    Deep Black

    Listeners had to travel far beyond mainstream to find sublime black music in 2002

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    November 14, 2002


    Floetic (Dreamworks Records)

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    July 25, 2002

    Alicia Keys

    Her Songs in a Minor merit major notice

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    May 9, 2002

    Miseducated No Longer?

    Lauryn Hill's bitter new acoustic medicine is as exasperating as it is intriguing

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    October 11, 2001

    Macy Gray

    The ID (Epic)

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    September 6, 2001


    Now (Columbia)

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    August 30, 2001

    Who's That Girl?

    It's Eve at MTV's TRL Tour

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    March 1, 2001

    Musiq Soulchild

    Aijuswanaseing (Def Soul)

  • Music

    January 13, 2000

    The Award for Mediocrity, Again

    Yearning for civil unrest from any '99 Grammy nominee

  • Music

    December 16, 1999

    Big in Japan

    How does one tiny island nation create so much disposable pop?

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    November 25, 1999
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    July 8, 1999

    The Rise of Pompeii

    Clubs like Pompeii and the Acme Roadhouse prove that there's life beyond Mill Avenue

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    December 24, 1998

    Critical Mass

    A recap of the releases that made it worthwhile to own a CD player in 1998

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    September 17, 1998
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    September 17, 1998

    Party Favors

    KPTY finds room for novelty in the Top 40 format

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    January 15, 1998

    Safe Refuge

    Fugee Wyclef Jean uses his solo album for a round-the-world adventure

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    July 25, 1996

    Pick Up Your Microphones

    Blunt talk on the Smokin' Grooves Tour with the Fugees, Spearhead and A Tribe Called Quest

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