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This Map Throws it Back to When Little Tokyo Was Bronzeville

In honor of Black History Month, map librarian Glen Creason tells the story of a long lost L.A. neighborhood

When Charlie Parker Came to L.A.: The Peaks and Valleys of a Jazz Genius

The United Sounds of Los Angeles #3: How a two-month stint turned into a two-year odyssey of jam sessions, crashing on people's couches, causing havoc in public places, and once in a while standing still for recording dates

These 3 Books Will Teach You 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Charlie Parker

Nearly 60 years after his untimely death at age 34 (the same age as Adam Levine), jazz saxophonist Charles "Yardbird" Parker is the subject of three new music biographies.