Los Angeles Times - - SUNDAY CALENDAR - — Chris Bar­ton

James Tay­lor’s “An­gels of Fen­way”: A revered folk- pop singer- song­writer, James Tay­lor’s re­cent come­back al­bum “Be­fore This World” will surely make his fans happy. That said, its earnest trib­ute to his home­town Red Sox and their 2004 World Se­ries win is a mu­si­cal abom­i­na­tion. A bizarrely reg­gae- tinged yarn with the sort of ham- fisted cho­rus best suited to public July 4 cel­e­bra­tions, this at­tempt at a sports an­them may have cursed the team all over again. Aziz An­sari: With a run of stand- up spe­cials, this for­mer “Parks and Recre­ation” star is prob­a­bly the big­gest comic in the world to get this far with­out ac­tu­ally be­ing funny. With an en­er­getic de­liv­ery and a num­ber of sto­ries about a prox­im­ity to Kanye West, An­sari doesn’t have much to say, but he’s now writ­ten a book called “Mod­ern Ro­mance,” an ex­am­i­na­tion of love and online dat­ing from the per­spec­tive of a fa­mous per­son who does not date online. Now that’s funny.

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