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  • Big Star albums to be played live for autism benefit this weekend

    Big Star albums to be played live for autism benefit this weekend
    Two seminal albums by revered Memphis rock band Big Star will be played in their entirety by an all-star assemblage of indie musicians Saturday at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre.
  • Big Star to be feted by members of REM, Posies, Aimee Mann, others

    Big Star to be feted by members of REM, Posies, Aimee Mann, others
    With each passing year, the legacy of Memphis guitar pop band Big Star grows as new generations get tipped to, and inevitably fall in love with, the band's classic three albums. Records that resonate as much today as when released in the 1970s, "#1...

    Alex Chilton's reckless abandon in life and music

    Most musicians would trade their soul for a No. 1 record and go on to carry that success like a trophy. So it's a measure of the late Alex Chilton's craft and personality that he's less defined by "The Letter," the 1967 guitar-pop gem by his band the...

    Review: 'A Man Called Destruction' by Holly George-Warren

    Review: 'A Man Called Destruction' by Holly George-Warren
    In 1993, I persuaded the Tribune's then-arts editor to send me to Columbia, Mo., to report on the first show in almost 20 years of a cult band that loomed huge for those of us under its spell. Two University of Missouri undergrads had phoned the ever-...

    Beatles' 'Revolver,' 'Abbey Road' live for autism benefit Saturday

    Beatles' 'Revolver,' 'Abbey Road' live for autism benefit Saturday
    The ante is upped measurably for the latest all-star benefit show staged by the Wild Honey Foundation: a varied assemblage of singers and musicians, mostly Los Angeles-based, who will perform two of the Beatles’ most highly regarded albums, “...