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UCLA backtracks on plan for campus facial recognition tech

After expressing interest in processing campus security camera footage with facial recognition software, UCLA is backing down. In a letter to Evan Greer of Fight for the Future, a digital privacy advocacy group, UCLA Administrative Vice Chancellor Michael Beck announced the institution would abandon its plans in the face of a backlash from its student body. “We have determined that the potential benefits are limited and are vastly outweighed by the concerns of the campus community,” Beck wrote. ...
Tags: TC, Education, Privacy, Beck, Tech, Surveillance, Facial Recognition, Ucla, Evan Greer, Michael Beck, MIT Brown and New York University UCLA, Matthew William Richard, Campus Safety Alliance

Sermon: Epiphany VI — Standing Firm in Christ

Guerinca, Picasso Sermon: Epiphany VI — Standing Firm in Christ The Lord be with you Bob Dylan once wrote: “Democracy don’t rule the world, you better get that in your head. This world is ruled by violence but I guess that’s better left unsaid…” One of the metaphors that the Bible uses about life in this age is that it is a battle. Conflict and violence have always been a part of life, sad as that may be. Many of us have led relatively peaceful lives, thanks be to God, but I would wager that m...
Tags: Religion, Beck, Bob Dylan, Jesus, Luther, Christ, Devil, Bible Study, PAUL, Martin Luther, Cain, Adam, Christ Jesus, Abel, Richard Beck, Abilene Christian University

Universal Confirms That Nirvana, Beck, Soundgarden, Slayer, More Masters Were Damaged Or Destroyed In 2008 Fire

Last year, in a massive feature, the New York Times reported on a massive musical-history loss that had been kept largely secret. In 2008, a massive fire at the Universal Studios Florida lot raged through and devastated a warehouse where Universal Music Group had been keeping decades' worth of master recordings. Many thousands … More »
Tags: Music, Florida, News, Beck, New York Times, Elton John, Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Slayer, Bryan Adams, Universal Studios, Les Paul, Suzanne Vega, Universal Music Group, Sheryl Crow, Peter Frampton

Beck + Pharrell = Mushy Synth Songs? Huh.

"Dark Places", on the other hand, uses many of the same musical elements, but with Pharrell back onboard, it's easy to see how the two men's approaches differ. Lyrically, the song is about obsessing over a broken relationship at all hours of the night and imagining better times. But Williams envisions this as a smooth '80s R&B track. So behind Beck's singing and the acoustic guitar, the synths burble and wobble, a bass walks all over the place, and the drums play the same intrusive fill agai...
Tags: Music, Beck, Star, Williams, Pharrell, Pharrell Williams, Music Review, Alternative Rock, Greg Kurstin, Art pop, Beck Pharrell

Rocket Lab readies parachute tests for its rocket recovery and reuse program

Rocket Lab is proceeding as planned with its efforts to recover and reuse spent rocket boosters from its Electron launch vehicle, and has completed its first prototype parachute for use in the recovery process. Rocket lab CEO Peter Beck announced last year that it would be aiming for reusability with the first stage of its rocket, using a system that includes the booster re-entering Earth’s atmosphere, then deploying a parachute to slow its descent so that it can be caught mid-air by a helico...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Beck, Tech, Ceo, Earth, Flight, Rocket, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Hyperloop

Conservative Radio Host Rush Limbaugh Announces Advanced Lung Cancer Diagnosis

(LOS ANGELES) — Conservative radio host and Republican kingmaker Rush Limbaugh said he’s been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer. Addressing listeners on his program Monday, Limbaugh said will take some days off for further medical tests and to determine treatment. Limbaugh called himself the “mayor of Realville” in announcing his illness. He’d been experiencing shortness of breath that he initially thought might be heart-related but turned out to be a lung cancer. “It’s shocking to the in...
Tags: New York, Celebrities, News, Obama, Congress, California, Uncategorized, Beck, Los Angeles, Reagan, Radio, Ronald Reagan, Donald Trump, Barack, David Bauder, Limbaugh

Foo Fighters, Beck, H.E.R., Sheila E. Light up ‘Grammy Salute to Prince’ Concert

No tribute to an artist of Prince’s majesty can be perfect, but at first glance the lineup for “Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince” — which taped Tuesday night and will air on CBS on April 21 — did not make one’s heart skip a beat. While the show’s musical foundation could not […]
Tags: News, Foo Fighters, Beck, Cbs, Prince, Sheila E Light

Tonight in L.A.: Salute to Prince, Georgi Kay, Gold Star, Jean-Michel Blais, Forty Feet Tall, Siames, Julian Soto, Annie Bosko, Junaco, PLNT9, the Rooster

L.A. concerts for Tuesday: ► “Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince” brings Beck, Common, Gary Clark Jr., Earth, Wind & Fire, Foo Fighters, H.E.R., Juanes, Alicia Keys, John Legend, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, Mavis Staples, St. Vincent and Usher to the Los Angeles Convention Center for a concert to honor the late star. ► Georgi Kay, who is preparing to release an EP of “reimagined” tracks from her 2018 album “Where I Go to Disappear,” plays a show at Resident, joined by Oriah and Nadia Vaeh....
Tags: Music, London, Beck, Prince, Preview, Valentine, Wolf, Kay, Redwood, Harvard Stone, Catalina Club Open Mic, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Sean Watkins, Georgi Kay, Randy Emata, Gary Clark

Billie Eilish, Beck, Lil Nas X Rock Grammy Afterparties (Photos)

Sometimes there’s so much bad news that it’s wonderful to have a reason to celebrate, and in a weekend marred by Kobe Bryant’s death, the scandal surrounding the Recording Academy’s controversial ouster of president/CEO Deborah Dugan, presidential impeachment proceedings and more depressing stuff, the music business managed to push back the clouds and throw down […]
Tags: News, Beck, Kobe Bryant, Grammy Awards, Recording Academy, Billie Eilish, Deborah Dugan, Lil Nas X, Billie Eilish Beck

This Week’s Shows: Jan. 27-Feb. 2

Upcoming Los Angeles concerts: Will Reagan, Juliana Hatfield, J. Laser, Love Ghost, Salute to Prince, Jean-Michel Blais, Forty Feet Tall, Gold Star, Georgi Kay, Siames, Wale, Shakey Graves, Ian Sweet, Precious Kid, Mattiel, the Shakes, Caspian, Reggie Watts & Karen, Randy Houser, Wolf Parade, Nicole Kiki Jaffe, Martin Rev, the Brilliance, She Wants Revenge, City of the Sun, No Parents, Trapt, the Marcus King Band, Tune-Yards, Baynk, Slander, Periphery, Ron Pope, Vanessa Zamora, ZOOLUXX, Object A...
Tags: Preview, BAYNK, Ben Lee, Caroline Polachek, Caspian, Chris Botti, Chris Lane, City of the Sun, Courtney Barnett, DJJ Quik, Featured, Forty Feet Tall, Georgi Kay, Gold Star, Gost, Grady

Beck, Brandi Carlile, Diddy Rock the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala, With Beyonce, Jay-Z, Janet Jackson in the House

The dumpster fire of controversy surrounding the Grammy Awards in the days since the Recording Academy abruptly ousted new president/CEO Deborah Dugan largely was kept offstage at the annual Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala on Saturday night — at least until Diddy went in during a 50-minute-long speech, but you can read about that here. The […]
Tags: Beyonce, News, Jay Z, Beck, House, Diddy, Janet Jackson, Recording Academy, Clive Davis, Brandi Carlile, Deborah Dugan, Beck Brandi Carlile Diddy Rock, Beyonce Jay Z Janet Jackson

Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, Sam Smith Toast Universal Music Group Chief Lucian Grainge

Universal Music Group chairman Lucian Grainge brought the star power to his Hollywood Walk of Fame dedication ceremony. In attendance outside of Capitol Studios in Hollywood were Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, Sam Smith, Tori Kelly, Hailee Steinfeld and Beck, among others. Also seated for the ceremony was a who’s who of the music industry’s top […]
Tags: Hollywood, News, Beck, Justin Bieber, Sam Smith, Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Shawn Mendes, Universal Music Group, Lucian Grainge, Capitol Studios, Justin Bieber Shawn Mendes Sam Smith, Toast Universal Music Group

Who Will Win—and Who Should—at the 2020 Grammys

Awards season rolls on, with the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards right around the corner on Jan. 26. And after more than six decades of music celebrating its own on the industry’s biggest night, we know better than to put too much stock into how the prizes are allocated; even Adele tried to give her Grammy away to Beyoncé back in 2017. But one thing the Grammys have going for them is the element of surprise: last year, underdog country singer Kacey Musgraves stunned everyone by taking home Album ...
Tags: Music, Lana Del Rey, Kacey Musgraves, News, Sweden, Taylor Swift, California, Uncategorized, Awards, Beck, Adele, America, Earth, Netflix, Ireland, Ariana Grande

Gas Leak Forces Closure At Galt High School

GALT (CBS13) — A gas leak forced Galt High School to close on Wednesday. The school made an announcement on Facebook Tuesday evening. An open house scheduled for Wednesday will also be rescheduled. According to Galt High Principal Kellie Beck, a gas smell was reported on campus at approximately 5:20 p.m. Tuesday. The campus, including a basketball and soccer game, was evacuated per protocol. PG&E responded to the school and discovered a gas leak. In a note sent to families, Beck explained she ca...
Tags: Facebook, News, Beck, Galt, Galt News, Galt High School, Galt High Principal Kellie Beck

Watch Jenny Lewis & Beck Cover “Love Hurts” At CORE Benefit Show

Last night, Sean Penn hosted the 10th annual gala for his charity CORE, which started after the 2010 Haiti earthquake and aims to help out an area after it is struck by a natural disaster. The event took place at the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles. More »
Tags: Video, Music, Beck, Los Angeles, Wiltern Theatre, Haiti, Jenny Lewis, Sean Penn, Linda Perry, Nazareth, Portugal the Man, The Everly Brothers

50 moments from 1970 that shaped entertainment and pop culture

This was 1970, the dawn of the Seventies, and with it the world welcomed Joni Mitchell’s “Ladies of the Canyon,” Disney’s “The Aristocats” and “Broom-Hilda,” a comic strip that blew the lid off the secret life of a centuries-old husband-hunting cigar-smoking witch. Also, the American Motor Corporation introduced its weird little subcompact the Gremlin on April 1, a joke that practically writes itself. There were goodbyes, too, in 1970. Motown star Tammi Terrell, who often sang duets with Marvin ...
Tags: Movies + TV, Things to do, Movies, Music, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories WDN, TV

50 moments that shaped entertainment and pop culture 50 years ago

This was 1970, the dawn of the Seventies, and with it the world welcomed Joni Mitchell’s “Ladies of the Canyon,” Disney’s “The Aristocats” and “Broom-Hilda,” a comic strip that blew the lid off the secret life of a centuries-old husband-hunting cigar-smoking witch. Also, the American Motor Corporation introduced its weird little subcompact the Gremlin on April 1, a joke that practically writes itself. There were goodbyes, too, in 1970. Motown star Tammi Terrell, who often sang duets with Marvin ...
Tags: Movies + TV, Things to do, Movies, Music, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories WDN, TV

Prince getting LA Grammy tribute concert with Foo Fighters, Earth, Wind & Fire, Beck 

The late great music legend Prince is set to be honored during a special tribute concert dubbed the “Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince” on Jan. 28. The star-studded event will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center, just two days after the 62nd Grammy Awards ceremony inside the adjacent Staples Center on Jan. 26. The concert will later be broadcast on CBS sometime in April. Like past “Grammy Salute” concerts, the tribute to Prince will span his lengthy and robust career, makin...
Tags: Music, Beck, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Cbs, Prince, Grammy Awards, Staples Center, Concerts, Roll Hall of Fame, Recording Academy, Gary Clark, Los Angeles Convention Center, Deborah Dugan, Shelia E

Beck – “Uneventful Days (St. Vincent Remix)”

Beck and St. Vincent have been in each other's orbit quite a lot recently. They were tapped to play with the remaining members of Nirvana last week at a special reunion show, and they both will perform at the Grammys later this month during an all-star tribute for Prince. And now … More »
Tags: Music, Beck, St. Vincent, Grammys

‘Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute To Prince’ Comes To The LA Convention Center On January 28th

Just two days after the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards on America’s Most Watched Network, the Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS will celebrate the unparalleled career of 38-time GRAMMY nominee and seven-time GRAMMY winner Prince by presenting Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Salute to Prince. This special live concert will take place Tuesday, January 28th at 7:30 PM, PT at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The event will be broadcast later in 2020, only on CBS. Tickets on sale now at
Tags: Beck, America, Los Angeles, Cbs, Only CBS, Prince, Grammys, Recording Academy, Sheila E, Gary Clark, Deborah Dugan, Recording Academy AEG Ehrlich Ventures, Juanes Alicia Keys John Legend Coldplay, Chris Martin Mavis, Susanna Hoffs Several of Prince

St. Vincent, Usher, Foo Fighters, & More To Play Grammys’ Prince Tribute

The Grammys will honor the late Prince with an all-star tribute concert. Rolling Stone reports that St. Vincent, Usher, Foo Fighters, Beck, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Mavis Staples, H.E.R., Earth, Wind & Fire, Gary Clark, Jr. and Juanes are all among the performers tapped for the event. More »
Tags: Music, Usher, News, Foo Fighters, Beck, Earth, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Prince, Rolling Stone, Grammys, St. Vincent, Mavis Staples, Juanes, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis

Accident Outside of Insured Location Not Covered

    The federal district court found there was no coverage for injury caused by an explosion at a recycling facility. Mountain West Farm Bur. Mut. Ins. Co. v. Jackson, et al. , 2019 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 202319 (E.D. Wash. Nov. 21, 2019).     Tim and Roberta Jackson owned Ibex Construction, located in Spokane, Washington. The Jacksons contracted with Reinland Auctioneers to clear the Ibex Construction property of scrap metal and old equipment. Reinland contracted with Gordon Beck to remove certain p...
Tags: Montana, Beck, Insurance, Jackson, Jacksons, Spokane, Tim, Spokane Washington, Mountain West, Comprehensive General Liability, Tred Eyerly, Duty to Indemnify, Occurrence, Gordon Beck, Mountain West Farm Bur Mut Ins Co, Roberta Jackson

Dave Grohl and Friends (and Daughter) Deliver Nirvana Classics at Art of Elysium Gala

If you had told a teenager in 1994 that, one day, the surviving members of Nirvana — the ultimate grunge-rock progenitors — would be joined on vocals by slacker-rock icon Beck for the classic “In Bloom,” you’d be wise to step back from the likely head explosion. But that’s exactly what happened at the Palladium […]
Tags: News, Beck, Dave Grohl, Nirvana, St. Vincent, Cheap Trick, Art Of Elysium

Watch Nirvana Members Reunite, Joined By Beck & St. Vincent In Los Angeles

The surviving members of Nirvana reunited on Saturday night at the Art Of Elysium Gala in Los Angeles. The performance featured Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear playing a five-song set. The last time the three of them played together was in 2018. They were joined by some special guest … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Beck, Los Angeles, Dave Grohl, St. Vincent, Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, Pat Smear, Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl Krist Novoselic, Violet Grohl, Art Of Elysium Gala

An Aging Hipster’s Top 50 Albums of 2019

As society hurdles ass over ears into the smog congested, plastic particle infested, fact contested, crap basket of incivility, we can at least take solace in the fact it was a mighty good year for new music.  My year-in-review list of albums is a bit different than most. I’ve limited mine to albums I actually OWN on CD — there are countless more I streamed online, but these are the ones I stepped up and put a ring on at the cash register.  Event Of The Year: The Prince Estate Opens The Gate...
Tags: Amazon, Music, Usa, UK, New York, Taylor Swift, Germany, New York City, Beck, Dhani Harrison, Atlanta, Bbc, World, Stars, Karen O, Radiohead

Favorite Media of 2019

This marks my tenth year doing this annual reflection on my favorite media of the year, which means you can also easily see what my favorite media through the decade was (see 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018). As always, this is a look at the media released in 2019 that I was able to consume this year that I enjoyed the most — it’s not a “best” list, and of course it doesn’t include all of the things that were released this year that I haven’t yet had a chance to che...
Tags: Travel, Apple, Top 5, Books, Comics, Games, Music, Japan, TV, Media, Podcasts, Video Games, Film, Beck, Web, Netflix

The 10 Best Children’s Animated Series of the Decade

(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.) Animation is for kids…but it’s just not for kids. It is for the kids within the adults. The “children” in children’s animation is both a specific and universal term, aimed toward childlike spirits and open to all. Animation makes characters move, worlds breathe, and the heart dance in ways that live-action can’t. Welcome to our list of the best animated children’s shows of the decade Many illustrate wondrous worlds, many are rib-cracki...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Beck, Earth, Features, Netflix, Mars, Tolkien, Tron, Disney Channel, Darwin, Gravity Falls, Steven Universe, Steven, Abraham Lincoln, RA

Popular With Us 2019: Buzz Bands LA’s Albums of the Year

The mere existence of 100 Gecs excepted, 2019 was a fantastic year for music, worldwide and locally. Following is “Popular With Us 2019: Buzz Bands LA’s Albums of the Year,” an unwieldy list of L.A. artists who caught our ears and wouldn’t let go. As our year-end lists have tended to be over our 11 years, it’s light on pop, heavy on rock and includes some positively genre-bending releases. In the Top 20, the common denominator is strength of artistic voice. Speaking of rock, and we often do, 201...
Tags: Spotify, Music, UK, New York, Featured, Greece, California, Beck, Andrew Bird, Sudan, Volcano, Solange, Mars, Coachella, Warner, David Lynch

The four corners of the new space economy

It’s gotten to the point now where a handful of angel investors can put a space company on the map. But the same changes that have made the industry accessible have made it increasingly complex to track its trends. By default, all space startups are exciting, but companies vary widely in risk, capital intensity and maturity. Here’s what you need to know about the four main areas of the new space economy. Launch: playground of billionaires and forward thinkers Perhaps simply the most exciting i...
Tags: Startups, TC, Space, Spacex, Beck, Tech, Delta, Aerospace, Spacecraft, Blue Origin, Bezos, Rocket Lab, StarLink, Will Marshall, Peter Beck, SpinLaunch

L.A. Buzz Bands Show, tonight at 9 on The Independent 88.5 FM

Here’s a break from the holiday music (we did that last week, if you’re feeling festive, stream it from the archive): Join me at 9 tonight on The Independent 88.5 FM for this week’s L.A. Buzz Bands Show — I’ll be sharing a batch of songs from our favorite-songs-of-2019 list as Part 1 of my two-week recap of 2019. Included are tunes from Beck, FIDLAR, Mini Mansions, Mating Ritual, Cartalk, Kitten, Avi Buffalo, Finneas, Mondo Cozmo and more. Check out the playlist below and if you’re out of FM ran...
Tags: Music, Beck, Radio, Buzz Bands La, Local Music, Kevin Morby, Los Angeles music, 88.5 FM, LA scene, The Indepenedent 88.5 FM, Cartalk Kitten Avi Buffalo Finneas Mondo Cozmo