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Art Laboe; Robert Christgau's memoir; children's book author Claire Keane




Art Laboe, 87, broadcasts live from his studio in Hollywood every night on Hot 92.3 The Beat.
Art Laboe, 87, broadcasts live from his studio in Hollywood every night on Hot 92.3 The Beat.
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A fan laments that legendary radio DJ Art Laboe (pictured) can't be heard in L.A., at least for now; Robert Christgau, the Dean of American Rock Critics, has a memoir covering his 40-plus years on the music beat; Claire Keane is a third-generation artist who left a cushy job to write and illustrate children's books.