Los Angeles' Skid Row contains one of the largest concentrations of homeless people in the United States. Robyn Beck /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Drummer, singer and bandleader Sheila E. unpacks the details of a rich musical life in the new memoir The Beat of My Own Drum. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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An Angeleno revels at 10 Times The Party, a celebration of Walt Disney Concert Hall's 10th Anniversary, on Oct. 5 in Los Angeles. David Livingston/Getty Images hide caption

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Herman Wallace (left) and his legal team discuss his trip home to New Orleans after his release from prison on Tuesday. Wallace died on Friday. Lauren McGaughy/The Times-Picayune /Landov hide caption

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Johan Botha as the title character and Renée Fleming as Desdemona in the Metropolitan Opera's fall 2012 run of Verdi's Otello. Ken Howard /Metropolitan Opera hide caption

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Television shows like CSI provide an unrealistic view of the technology available to death investigators. In this photo from a recent episode of CSI:NY, characters Det. Josephine "Jo" Danville (Sela Ward) confers with Dr. Sheldon Hawkes (Hill Harper) and Dr. Sid Hammerback (Robert Joy) in their lab. Sonja Flemming/CBS hide caption

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