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  • Navy announces 2011 football recruiting class

    Football coach Ken Niumatalolo released the names Navy's 2011 recruits on Thursday night as 52 prospects representing 16 states went through induction ceremonies and began plebe summer. "We are very excited about the group we have coming in this year,"...
  • 10spot: Artscape and nine other favorites this week

    10spot: Artscape and nine other favorites this week
    1. Sum up Artscape? That’s one of the best things about it — you can’t. Especially since this is the free arts festival blowout’s 30th year (celebrating everything 1980s, which we assume you love). And, of course, there’s...
  • R.E.M. calls it quits

     
    R.E.M., the Southern rock band hailing from Athens, Georgia, announced Wednesday morning on its website that the band is calling it quits after 31 years in the business and 15 albums....
  • SEC presidents to vote on basketball divisions, oversigning

     
    DESTIN – On the final day of the SEC Spring Meetings here, the conference presidents are expected to vote on some of the recommendations made by the coaches here this week. A recommendation of eliminating divisions in basketball was supported by the...
  • Alexander Ruler of the World Apartments: The colorful back story of a Hollywood legend

     
    Curiosity for Rent: Alexander Ruler of the World Apartments, Hollywood Classically Greek and exuberantly tweaked, the 60-unit Alexander Ruler of the World Apartments were purportedly built by Paramount Studios to house actors in 1927. Actor George Pan-...
  • New Granada Records announces SXSW showcase schedule

     
    Tampa-based New Granada Records has announced its official showcase lineup for this year's South By Southwest Music Conference, which includes a slot for Orlando indie-rock outfit The Pauses. The showcase is booked for Saturday, March 19, at The Ghost...
  • Drive-By Truckers nearly crash but live to rock another day

     
    A new documentary on the Drive-By Truckers, “The Secret to a Happy Ending” (ATO), shows just how close the great Southern rock band came to breaking up a few years ago. A couple in the band, songwriter-guitarist Jason Isbell and......
  • 'Top Chef Masters' returns, chefs Mary Sue Milliken and John Rivera Sedlar among the competitors

     
    Bravo's "Top Chef Masters" is back April 6 -- and everything has changed. There's will be a brand new format, a new host (celebrity chef Curtis Stone) and a new judge (former Gourmet magazine editor Ruth Reichl). Among the 12......
  • Album review: R.E.M., 'Collapse Into Now'

     
    2 stars (out of 4) What better band to cover R.E.M. than R.E.M.? That’s exactly what the longtime Athens, Ga., trio sounds like it’s doing on its 15th studio album, “Collapse Into Now” (Warner Bros.). In the tradition of rock......
  • The Feed: Coffeebar comes to Spring Street, 'Top Chef Masters' returns

     
    Coffeebar comes to Spring Street The coffee options for loft dwellers on Spring Street have expanded with the opening of CoffeeBar, a 2,000-square-foot cafe that recently debuted just a couple of doors down from downtown favorite Spring for Coffee. Owners...
  • Marines from the Dark Horse battalion return home to Camp Pendleton

     
    Exhausted yet exhilarated, Marines from the 3rd Battalion, 5th Regiment, returned Monday night to Camp Pendleton after seven months of combat, death and survival in Afghanistan. Hundreds of family members holding signs and waving American flags waited...
  • The Pop & Hiss interview, Part 2: Nathan Williams of Wavves and Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino

     
    Pop & Hiss published Part One of a conversation among L.A. singer Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast, Nathan Williams of Wavves (who's Cosentino's boyfriend), and writer Matt Diehl last week, but the interaction was a little too long to digest......