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Becky G: L.A.’s homegrown, go-to Latin pop star

Becky G remembers several things about February’s Super Bowl at SoFi Stadium: the swarm of football fans that descended upon her hometown of Inglewood; the halftime show headlined by Dr. Dre; and how badly her friends were jonesing to celebrate the Rams victory at an upscale club in Hollywood. “I’m very passionate about having grown …


Taylor Swift ‘Midnights’: The return of a pop mastermind

Taylor Swift’s pin-sharp new album, “Midnights,” closes with a song in which the pop superstar patiently explains to someone — perhaps many millions of someones — that their intimate relationship wasn’t a product of kismet but of design. “I laid the groundwork,” she sings over a blippy electronic groove, her voice edging slightly ahead of …