| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"GOD CREATED war so that Americans would learn geography," said Mark Twain.
IT'S DIFFICULT to write about silly popular culture when it seems we are on the verge of yet another war or "conflict" or "preventive" measure -- now in Syria. Well, there is...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:45 PM
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As a rule, composers of musicals are happy about any productions anywhere of their work.
But Mike Stoller, the surviving half of the fabled songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller, is particularly...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 10:18 AM
Linda Ronstadt fans invoke words such as “shameful,” “incomprehensible” and, as Don Henley put it recently, “another travesty” when they talk about her absence from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, for which she been...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Seattle police arrested two men accused of defacing a statue of native son Jimi Hendrix located in the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. The crime reportedly occurred on September 18, the 43rd anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist&...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 8:49 PM
HBO’s political satire “Veep” took home a good portion of the cake in the comedy genre with Julia Louis-Dreyfus winning the Emmy for lead actress in a comedy and Tony Hale going home with supporting actor in a comedy. Ultimately, though,...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:05 PM
Country-rock pioneer Gram Parsons died on Sept. 19, 1973, in Joshua Tree, leaving behind both a slew of devastated friends and fans and a trove of music that helped build the template for the whole Americana movement.
Exactly four decades later, many of...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 7:33 PM
Like many unhappy teenagers, Lou Reed found more than a measure of solace in music.
"Listening to the radio absolutely transformed me," he told The Times in 1992. "It was like a huge, major-league signal that there was another world, another life out...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 11:16 AM
A South Carolina woman took her apparent hatred of the Eagles and their music to the limit Monday when she took a knife to her 64-year old male roommate after he refused her request to turn off the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band’s music. The Post...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 4:26 AM
A member of one of Rolling Stone magazine’s greatest bands of all time who hasn’t toured in a decade is coming to Allentown’s Miller Symphony Hall. Robert Hunter, who as lyricist for The Grateful Dead is the only non-performing member......
| Aug 30, 2013
| 4:03 PM
Peter Facinelli, who plays doctors in the "Twilight" films and the "Nurse Jackie" television series, and his ex-wife, actress Jennie Garth, have sold their home in Toluca Lake for $3.99 million. The buyer is "The Big Bang Theory" co-creator Bill Prady....
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:22 PM
A guitarist and vocalist who has had hits both as a solo artist and as singer for one of the biggest rock bands of the 1980s and ‘90s will play at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, the venue has announced. Also......
| Sep 13, 2013
| 5:53 AM
Fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members Carlos Santana and Billy Joel along with jazz superstar Herbie Hancock have been named to receive 2013 Kennedy Center Honors. The three musical masters will be welcomed by President Barack Obama and First Lady...