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Great Oakland rapper Kamaiyah appears Saturday on the Tunnel Stage of the Treasure Island Music Festival. (Courtesy photo)

Treasure Island Music Festival 2016 lineup

The 10th Treasure Island Music Festival, the last on the island, also…

 

George Clinton appears at Stern Grove this weekend with Parliament Funkadelic. (Courtesy photo)

George Clinton keeps funk flame alive

“Everybody wants a piece of the funk,” says George Clinton. The 75-year-old…

 

Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page, left, and Robert Plant (pictured in 2012) are being accused of stealing the famous opening of “Stairway to Heaven” from a 1960s California band called Spirit. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Scoop: Led Zep in court over ‘Stairway to Heaven’

The battle’s on over the Led Zeppelin classic “Stairway to Heaven.” Rock…

 

From left, Common, Cedric the Entertainer and Ice Cube star in “Barbershop: The Next Cut.”  (Chuck Zlotnick/Warner Bros. Entertainment and Metro-Goldwin Mayer)

‘Barbershop: The Next Cut’ upbeat and heartfelt

A few months back, one could almost feel Ice Cube’s annoyance at…

From left, Common, Cedric the Entertainer and Ice Cube star in “Barbershop: The Next Cut.”  (Chuck Zlotnick/Warner Bros. Entertainment and Metro-Goldwin Mayer)
Ice Cube, left, and Kevin Hart do manage to evoke some laughs in “Ride Along 2.” (Courtesy Quantrell Colbert/Universal Pictures)

Funny and annoying, ‘Ride Along 2’ should have been better

The trick to a Kevin Hart movie: Put his 5-foot, 4-inch self…

Ice Cube, left, and Kevin Hart do manage to evoke some laughs in “Ride Along 2.” (Courtesy Quantrell Colbert/Universal Pictures)
This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, Aldis Hodge, from left, as MC Ren, Neil Brown, Jr. as DJ Yella, Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E, O'Shea Jackson, Jr. as Ice Cube and Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, in the film, "Straight Outta Compton." (Jaimie Trueblood/Universal Pictures via AP)

‘Straight Outta Compton’ goes to the top of the box office

LOS ANGELES — The boys from Compton smashed opening weekend expectations, while…

This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, Aldis Hodge, from left, as MC Ren, Neil Brown, Jr. as DJ Yella, Jason Mitchell as Eazy-E, O'Shea Jackson, Jr. as Ice Cube and Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre, in the film, "Straight Outta Compton." (Jaimie Trueblood/Universal Pictures via AP)
Corey Hawkins portrays Dr. Dre in "Straight Outta Compton." (Photo courtesy Universal Pictures/TNS)

‘Straight Outta Compton’ gets rap right — partly

Artists that burn brightly for a short time deserve similarly styled biopics,…

Corey Hawkins portrays Dr. Dre in "Straight Outta Compton." (Photo courtesy Universal Pictures/TNS)