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  • Remembering R.E.M. (1980-2011)

    Remembering R.E.M.  (1980-2011)
    R.E.M. announced Wednesday that it is calling it quits. The Athens, Ga., band that pioneered a distinctive, arty college-rock sound was a group that meant a lot to many people. Myself included. The group was the first rock band I felt was truly my own....
  • DP's Kenny Shaw will take first official to Georgia this weekend

    Talented Dr. Phillips wide receiver Kenny Shaw has spent the early part of the fall bouncing around between Tallahassee and Gainesville taking in games here and there. None of his visits, however, have be declared "official." Shaw will finally take his...
  • Top 10 mid-sized cities for arts destinations

    Based on a poll of readers of AmericanStyle Magazine 1. Buffalo 2. Scottsdale, Ariz. 3. Pittsburgh 4. Savannah, Ga. 5. New Orleans 6. Charleston, S.C. 7. Cleveland 8. Atlanta 9. Athens, Ga. 10. Minneapolis Source: AmericanStyle Magazine
  • The path to success is no longer labeled

    The path to success is no longer labeled
    One in a series of occasional articles The Troubadour, awash on a recent night in indigo light and chiming guitars, doesn't look all that different than it did in the 1970s, when music history plugged in to the club's stage amps and earned the tiny...
  • In 'Girlfriend,' Matthew Sweet's lyrics tell the story

    In 'Girlfriend,' Matthew Sweet's lyrics tell the story
    It looks like an innocent radio sing-a-long. In the new musical "Girlfriend," two adolescents are belting out a pop-rock tune that's on the radio. Flirting like high school seniors headed to the prom, the couple grows more spirited as the music turns...
  • Sundance labs take writers for a swell ride

    TWO men were sitting on a scarred chairlift as it climbed a lower flank of Mt. Timpanogos, its towering 11,750-foot glacier providing a brown-green backdrop to their right. The bluffs off to their left arched down toward the wide, flat runway of the...
  • A whole lot of country at Stagecoach Festival

    INDIO — "Do you guys out here like the real, hard-core, traditional bluegrass music?" Jamie Dailey, of the fast-picking band Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, inquired Sunday afternoon at the Stagecoach Festival here. Those gathered at his feet roared...
  • Lead singer of '60s group the Classics IV dies

    Dennis Yost Lead singer of the group Classics IV -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Dennis Yost obituary: A brief obituary of Dennis Yost, the lead singer of the Classics IV, in Tuesday's California section gave the name of the group's song "Traces"...
  • Vic Chesnutt dies at 45; folk singer-songwriter

    Vic Chesnutt dies at 45; folk singer-songwriter
    Vic Chesnutt, a singer-songwriter of spare, idiosyncratic folk songs tinged with melancholy, died Christmas Day in Athens, Ga., after taking an overdose of prescription muscle relaxants, a family spokesman said. He was 45. Chesnutt had been admitted to...
  • Discoveries: 'Turn Left at the Trojan Horse'

    Discoveries: 'Turn Left at the Trojan Horse'
    Turn Left at the Trojan Horse A Would-Be Hero's American Odyssey Brad Herzog Citadel Press/Kensington: 308 pp., $14.95 paper This is how a quest should be done: You bundle up everything you know. You take stock of who you are and who you aren't. You...
  • George Hedges dies at 57; celebrity lawyer was also a noted archaeologist

    George Hedges, the Hollywood lawyer to celebrities such as Mel Gibson and Simon Cowell who became a celebrity himself for his discoveries of the fabled ancient city of Ubar and the frankincense trade route in Yemen, died Tuesday at his home in South...
  • Professor Wanted for 3 Murders Found Dead

    Professor Wanted for 3 Murders Found Dead
    ATHENS, Ga. -- A professor wanted for killing his wife and two other people at a community theater two weeks ago was found dead in the north Georgia woods Saturday, his body covered in brush and dirt, officials said. Two guns were found with the body...