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Gregory Porter gives Jazz fans something to look at and hear

Former football player scores at Playboy Festival

As the Hollywood Bowl’s stage spun around to reveal its fourth act of the day, those who don’t know Gregory Porter could not have expected to see a towering 6-foot-2 former football player wearing some weird kind of head gear (due to an unknown skin condition.)

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Getting into a Playboy Jazz Festival mood in Baldwin Hills

Patrice Rushen, Ndugo Chancler kick off pre-concert

It was definitely hot fun, music-wise and weather-wise, at this year’s Playboy Jazz Festival’s free community concert at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza on Sunday.

Actor Quinton Aaron on a 31-state anti-bullying tour

If you saw "The Blind Side," which is the story of Michael Oher (offensive tackle...