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George Tate’s Black and White Babylon

When it came to Southern California in the 1950s, with its tanned occupants and clear blue skies, George Tate was an outsider. Born in Texas (described by Tate himself as a “cow town”), the photographer migrated west slowly, after a stint taking pictures for the US Army during WWII...

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SIXTY Listens: Leon Bridges “Coming Home”

A singer/songwriter from Fort Worth, Texas, Leon Bridges is filled with more soul than the average modern man. Filled with a Southern gospel sway and channeling all the goodness of Sam Cooke and Smokey Robinson, “Coming Home” feels like it was recorded in another decade. There isn’t yet much...

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Ah-hA to Zig-Zag with Maira Kalman

It’s no stretch of the imagination to say that author and illustrator Maira Kalman has an impressive one herself. In her world, one which has led to the publication of no less than thirteen children’s books and eight for the adult set, as well as performing as the duck...

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SIXTY Listens: Ryan Hemsworth “Snow in Newark”

It feels as if all the leaves in New York City elected to give up this week, showering our sidewalks in brown and tangerine. Now seems a seasonably appropriate time for Ryan Hemsworth, the DJ/producer/musician out of Canada who rose to prominence in 2012, to release his latest track,...

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Interpreting the Storied Past of the LA River Through Dance

LA’s Project 51 co-founder Barron Bixler writes of the LA River that it is “the perfect grey trapezoid of concrete channel that’s become sort of iconic but mostly symbolizes a long string of mistakes that, finally, LA is beginning to undo.” In essence, this ambivalence about the river is the impetus for...

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The History of Comedy with Tenacious D and Festival Supreme

Gone are the days of comic geniuses performing solely in front of that cold brick wall in the basement for a limited, in-the-know audience. From Los Angeles’ FYF Fest to Washington’s Sasquatch Festival, alt-comics decorate the bottom billing of almost every music festival’s lineup. But comedic performers are often...

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Cat Solen is the Queen of Quirk

Cat Solen was still a student at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002 when MTV was playing her first music video, “Bowl of Oranges” for indie favorite Bright Eyes. Such early success, unlike other stories of many who burn too fast and too bright, was not a stroke...

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SIXTY Listens: BRONCHO

A four-piece post-punk-meets-garage-rock band out of Oklahoma, BRONCHO (pronounced “BRON-CHO,” despite what your dictionary might tell you) has been floating near the radar for the last few years, after slogging it out locally in their hometown eventually earned them an appearance on NPR’s World Café back in 2012. Two years...

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Through the Eyes of Davi Russo

Davi Russo sees New York in the way only a person who has lived here his whole life can. The moments he captures are small, taken from a distance that encapsulates the whole scene. They are nuanced to the point of mistaken insignificance, but through every sweat-streaked mirror, every...

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SIXTY Listens: Josef Salavat “Open Season”

Josef Salavat is so very close to becoming a very big thing. Having delivered solid tracks for the last year, the Australian-born, London-based singer has a team of press people working behind him who already handle Adele, Björk, Beyoncé, and Lana Del Rey. With support like that, it’s only...

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