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Coachella round 2 is upon us. ⁣
tl;dr - come for the music, stay for the art.⁣
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Meet the artists, designers, and architects that brought the polo fields to life. Stories from @kcrwdna. ⁣
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The architect Francis Kéré built a pavilion inspired by the baobab trees of his home country of Burkina Faso.⁣
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“Sarbale Ke,” which means “the place to celebrate,” lights up at night in brilliant colors.⁣
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From Leeds, UK studio NEWSUBSTANCE, Spectra is a seven-story transparent cylinder made up of over 300 colorful windows that serves as a beacon in the heart of Coachella.⁣
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Sofia Enríquez is a Coachella Valley native who created “Mismo,” six large wooden murals in the shape of paisleys.⁣
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Enríquez (on the left) teaches art in public schools while running her own hand-painted fashion line, Mucho, and creating murals from LA and Oakland to Paris and Tokyo.⁣
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LA-based creative studio Office Kovacs’ Colossal Cacti is made up of seven brightly colored cacti, offering shade and a colorful place to gather.⁣
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The larger-than-life astronaut from LA-based Poetic Kinetics became a Coachella festival icon in 2014. Now it’s back, looking beat up but ready to share stories of its space travels.⁣
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Dedo Vabo -- Derek Doublin and Vanessa Bonet -- return to the festival for the third time with their hippos. This time they’re determined to launch a rocket, H.I.P.O. – Hazardous Interstellar Planetary Object – to conquer the galaxy. ⁣
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📷: @heyavishay
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#kcrw #kcrwdna #dna #coachella2019 #coachella

Behind the scenes: Jade Bird covered “Lisztomania” by Phoenix just for us on @mbekcrw and it’s magic 😍
Go to today’s story for the link to the session. @jadebirdmusic .
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#kcrw #morningbecomeseclectic #jasonbentley #jadebird #lisztomania #phoenix #indierock

LA remembers Nipsey Hussle this morning at the Staples Center. After the memorial, a procession with his casket will make its way through the city. [Photos: @saulgonzalezla] •



#nipseyhussle #celebrationoflife #nipseyhusslememorial

There's nothing like late night call in shows on the radio --other humans, in real time, just chatting. You’re separated by space, but they’re there with you, in your car, your workplace, anywhere the radio waves can reach you. Explore the world of late night radio in a new episode of @nocturnepodcast 🌙📻 [link in bio]

Start your morning with @andrewbirdmusic on @mbekcrw performing songs from his new album #MyFinestWorkYet ☀️ Check today’s story for a link to the session!
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#andrewbird #mbe #kcrw #morningbecomeseclectic #newmusic

It has been 25 years since the death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. What current artists do you think are influenced by his iconic sound?
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#nirvana #kurtcobain #grunge #rockhistory #nevermind

Tomorrow, President Trump will visit border town Calexico where he plans to commemorate what his press office has dubbed a "newly completed section of the promised border wall." But the wall is not new as he claims. It's part of a long-planned replacement project that began under the Obama administration but was never funded until Trump took office. [Link to full story in bio] Photo credit: Max Rivlin-Nadler

Rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed on Sunday outside his South LA clothing store. He invested in the neighborhood he came from and was loved in the community. @anthonyvaladez shares his thoughts on Nipsey’s legacy.
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#nipseyhussle #southLA #crenshaw #kcrw #anthonyvaladez

"Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, 1963 to 1983" showcases the visual art born from the civil rights and Black Power movement and features the work of more than 60 influential artists. The landmark exhibition is on view at @thebroadmuseum until Sep. 1st. Hit the link in our bio to learn more about the exhibit. [Artwork credit: Barbara Jones-Hogu,Unite (First State) 1971 Screenprint ©Barbara Jones- Hogu] .
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#thebroadmuseum #thebroad #soulofanation #barbarajoneshogu #art #civilrights #civilrightsmovement #contemporaryart #dtla

Get your weekend started with @jennydianelewis on @mbekcrw! There’s a special version of “The Voyager” you won’t want to miss. Check today’s story for a link to the session 🌈





#kcrw #morningbecomeseclectic #jennylewis #ontheline #newmusicalert #jasonbentley #indierock #indiepop

A beautiful #openingday at Dodger Stadium. How are you celebrating?
Photo by the one and only Warren Olney .
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#LA #Kcrw #dodgerbaseball #gododgers #losdoyers #dodgerstadium #warrenolney

It’s been some 4 months since Alex Villanueva was sworn in as L.A. County Sheriff. But in that short time, he’s become the most controversial elected official in the area. His decisions have outraged L.A. County’s Board of Supervisors and civil rights groups like the ACLU, who say those decisions are unnecessary and likely illegal. Critics fear Villanueva is trying to undermine past reforms and systems already in place to investigate and sanction deputies. KCRW talked to Sheriff Villanueva about these issues and others at his office at the Hall of Justice in downtown Los Angeles. Link to full story in bio.

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