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Hear the Silver Lake Chorus debut choral arrangements of indie songs in Highland Park

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5 things to know about KCON LA, the Korean pop culture convention and music festival

Not all news about Korea is troubling. The sixth annual KCON, taking place at Staples Center and the L.A. Convention Center Friday through Sunday under the banner of “Let’s KCON,” introd...

By Sandra Barrera|

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  • Celebrity deaths

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  • Music festivals

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  • Entertainment

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  • Public art

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  • Entertainment

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