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FYF Fest 2017 is open; here’s what you need to know

By Richard Guzman|

Free concerts to be held at libraries throughout Los Angeles County

LOS ANGELES >> Several Los Angeles County libraries will turn into unlikely concert venues this summer and early fall, officials announced Friday. Some 21 free concerts will be offered at the libraries through Oct. 25, part of the Los Ange...

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  • Entertainment

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  • Concerts

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    Back in the ’80s, when Colin Hay led Men at Work, the Australian band’s music videos for chart-topping pop singles such as “Down Under” and “Who Can It Be Now” were filled with humorous antics. That sensibility still infuses Hay’s modern-day concerts, which tend to open with a comedy monologue. The practice began after the Scottish-born singer/guitarist first played solo gigs and discovered the old fan base had...

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  • Entertainment

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  • Entertainment

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  • Legal proceedings

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  • Legal proceedings

    OJ Simpson to face Nevada parole board with freedom in sight

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    By Ken Ritter The Associated Press|

  • Legal proceedings

    ‘It’s chaos’: Lovelock, Nevada braces for O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing Thursday

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  • Celebrity News

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  • Legal proceedings

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    LOVELOCK, Nev. >> The Nevada parole board members who will decide if O.J. Simpson gets released from prison have experience in law enforcement, prisons, probation and social work. Others involved in Thursday’s hearing have varying ties to the former football, TV and movie star who was acquitted of murder in 1995 in Los Angeles but convicted of armed robbery in Las Vegas in 2008. They include: MALCOLM LAVERGNE Simpson’s attorney in Las Vegas.

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