Veteran singer-songwriter-composer Randy Newman in his studio at home in Pacific Palisades, Calif., on July 27, 2017. Newman released his first new studio album in nine years, “Dark Matter,” on August 4, 2017.
Veteran singer-songwriter-composer Randy Newman in his studio at home in Pacific Palisades, Calif., on July 27, 2017. Newman released his first new studio album in nine years, “Dark Matter,” on August 4, 2017. Mel Melcon TNS
Veteran singer-songwriter-composer Randy Newman in his studio at home in Pacific Palisades, Calif., on July 27, 2017. Newman released his first new studio album in nine years, “Dark Matter,” on August 4, 2017. Mel Melcon TNS
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