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  • Scott Kalvert dies at 49; director of music videos and film 'The Basketball Diaries'

    Scott Kalvert dies at 49; director of music videos and film 'The Basketball Diaries'
    Scott Kalvert, a director who made music videos for performers such as Will Smith and Cyndi Lauper and directed a teenage Leonardo DiCaprio in the 1995 film "The Basketball Diaries," died Wednesday at his Woodland Hills Home. He was 49. His death is...
  • Steve Earle talks about music, books, movies and duet with Shawn Colvin

     
    Steve Earle is something of a Renaissance man. Or maybe a workaholic. After nearly a year of touring with a band for his acclaimed, successful album “The Low Highway,” Earle now is working on his third book, just finished a......
  • Scott Kalvert, Director of 'The Basketball Diaries' Dies at 49

    "The Basketball Diaries" director Scott Kalvert has died at age 49. The RumorFix site said Kalvert was found at his home and pronounced dead on the scene in Woodland Hills, Calif., on Wednesday. His death is being investigated as an apparent suicide....
  • Fall preview: books

    Fall preview: books
    Fall, it seems, starts earlier every year. Certainly, that's true of publishing: Jonathan Franzen's "Freedom" — arguably the big book of the season — has been a topic of discussion since mid-August, while other anticipated titles (Tom...
  • The Doors keyboardist has fine night at Sellersville Theater; The Doors don't

     
    How much you enjoyed Saturday’s show by Ray Manzarek, former keyboardist for The Doors, and blues guitarist Roy Rogers at Sellersville Theater 1894 probably depended on what you want to hear. Ray Manzarek, left, and Roy Rogers If you were......
  • Patti Smith's Photography Sets up a Visual Dialogue With Some of Her Biggest Influences

    Patti Smith's Photography Sets up a Visual Dialogue With Some of Her Biggest Influences
    Patti Smith: Camera Solo October 21 – February 19 Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main Street, Hartford, (860) 278-2670, thewadsworth.org.   Rock-and-roll-band-fronting poet Patti Smith, who turns 65 at the end of the year, has been...
  • Duncan Wilder Johnson Has Become a Spokesman For Punk Rock and Metal

    Spoken word artist Duncan Wilder Johnson has turned himself practically into a spokesman for punk rock and heavy metal through his artfully raucous rants. He didn’t always have such good taste. “I had a crush on this girl named Mary Beth...
  • Being Flynn

    Being Flynn
    I didn’t have high hopes for this movie. Writer/producer/director Paul Weitz impressed me with About a Boy, but the last time he worked with Robert De Niro it was for Little Fockers. I am glad I was pleasantly surprised by this story, based on...
  • Remembering Jim Carroll

    Remembering Jim Carroll
    Jim Carroll, who died Friday of a heart attack at 60 in Manhattan, was a legend by the time he was 13. That's when the poet Ted Berrigan took him to visit Jack Kerouac, who took a look at some of Jim's writing and said, "Jim Carroll writes better prose...
  • Jim Carroll dies at 60; poet and punk rocker wrote about travails in 'The Basketball Diaries'

    Jim Carroll dies at 60; poet and punk rocker wrote about travails in 'The Basketball Diaries'
    Jim Carroll, a poet and punk rocker whose wry tales of rocky adolescence as an athlete-turned-junkie in the 1978 memoir "The Basketball Diaries" resonated deeply with a generation of disaffected youths, died Friday at his home in New York City. He was 60....
  • 'Bicycle Diaries' by David Byrne

    'Bicycle Diaries' by David Byrne
    If you've lived in New York some time during the last three decades, you might have seen David Byrne on his bike -- long legs pedaling, bright eyes watching. The erstwhile Talking Head, sometime filmmaker, Brian Eno collaborator and perspicacious...