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The Smiths (music group)

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  • Weekend preview: Pink beer and other bodaciousness

    Weekend preview: Pink beer and other bodaciousness
    For Stout Sports Bar and Grille owner Simon Kearney, there’s no time like now to raise money for the fight against breast cancer — or to raise a blazing pink, 28-foot LED cherry blossom tree outside his Oakland Park pub. Kearney, who has two...
  • Morrissey coming to Miami's Arsht Center

    Morrissey coming to Miami's Arsht Center
    Morrissey, the famously confessional songwriter, influential pop stylist and score-settling memoirist, will bring his U.S. tour to Miami’s Arsht Center on May 31. The tour of more than two dozen concert-hall dates, promises to be a stylish...
  • Morrissey is the boy with a thorn in his side in 'Autobiography'

    Morrissey is the boy with a thorn in his side in 'Autobiography'
    So much about Morrissey has hardened into caricature over the course of his three-decade musical career — he's a megalomaniac! A sad sack! Perhaps even a racist! — that you might expect him to use his feverishly anticipated memoir to dismantle...
  • Two Installations at the Wadsworth Excavate Bits of Cultural And Political History

    Two Installations at the Wadsworth Excavate Bits of Cultural And Political History
    When you leave "Ode to a Hippie," a "site-specific environment" by Virgil Marti in the Wadsworth's Matrix Gallery, you are at a loss. What, exactly, is a hippie? Where's the ode? Who moved my cheese? These and other questions flutter in the air behind...
  • Is charming man Morrissey's memoir canceled?

    Is charming man Morrissey's memoir canceled?
    Singer Morrissey has certainly got some stories to tell. But the 660-page book that promised to share at least a few of his secrets has been pulled on the eve of its publication in the U.K. Morrissey's "Autobiography" was said to be slated for...
  • Universal Music lawyers not laughing at Peanuts-Smiths mashup

    Universal Music lawyers not laughing at Peanuts-Smiths mashup
    The line between a fair use of copyrighted works and an infringement is blurry, and sometimes it takes a judge to decide where a particular use falls. The dispute between Universal Music Publishing and Lauren LoPrete shows how copyright owners can use...
  • Copyright law and This Charming Charlie

     Copyright law and This Charming Charlie
    What do you get when you replace the original dialogue from classic Peanuts comic strips with lyrics from songs by the beloved British indie-rock band The Smiths? A wry and clever blog that a major record company tries to shut down. The case of This...
  • Morrissey fans will get what they want this time: His memoir

    Morrissey fans will get what they want this time: His memoir
    The much-anticipated, long-delayed, possibly pulled memoir from singer Morrissey is apparently headed for British bookstore shelves this month. "Morrissey: Autobiography" will be published by Penguin Classics in the U.K. on Oct. 17. The book, spotted on...
  • Johnny Marr interview: A guitar hero who serves the song

    As guitar heroes go, Johnny Marr is a fairly unassuming one. His riffs, fills and solos – usually exceedingly terse and to the point – have helped shape countless indelible songs over the last 30 years for the Smiths, The The, Electronic (with...
  • The fabled Morrissey memoir: How soon is now?

    The fabled Morrissey memoir: How soon is now?
    Beloved singer Morrissey has been teasing fans for close to two years with news that he's penned a 660-page memoir. The catch is, it doesn't seem to have a publisher -- or didn't, until an exchange at a concert this week. Is the Morrissey memoir...
  • Morrissey adored by audience at Reading's Sovereign Performing Arts Center

     
    On full display at Reading’s Sovereign Performing Arts Center was the fanatical devotion that dark new wave crooner Morrissey inspires. A near sellout crowd constantly shouted its love. Most every song was rewarded with enthusiastic applause; only...
  • Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week

     
    Here are the Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week: 1. MARSHALL CRENSHAW & BOTTLE ROCKETS When Marshall Crenshaw was making such wonderful (and far too underappreciated) pop-rock such as “Someday, Someway,” “Cynical Girl” and “...