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  • Rebel Rebel

    Rebel Rebel
    Ever the tough guy, even Marlon Brando would have been delighted by the new unexpectedly feminine direction being taken this summer and fall by that staple of macho menswear, the biker jacket. The mercurial actor, who died in 2004, became an eternal...
  • PASSINGS: George Green, David Pressman, Robert Hollister, Laurie Hoyt

    George Green Lyricist and songwriter George Green, 59, who wrote lyrics for some of John Mellencamp's biggest hits, as well as songs for Barbra Streisand and others, died Sunday in Albuquerque of a rapid-forming lung cancer, his wife, Kathryn, told...
  • Small kids, big voices

    Small kids, big voices
    The students arrived one by one to Glendale’s First United Methodist Church Thursday, where conductor Matt Catingub greeted them from a piano bench in the fellowship hall. It was the last round of auditions for the Glendale Pops Orchestra’s...
  • Taste of Newport back for its 23rd year

    Get those tastebuds ready — the Taste of Newport is back in town. Now in its 23rd year, the annual food, beverage and music fest features more than 30 participating restaurants and 15 wineries. Live entertainment is included in the admission fee....
  • Rush, Randy Newman, Donna Summer among 2013 Rock Hall inductees

    Rush, Randy Newman, Donna Summer among 2013 Rock Hall inductees
    Check the thermostat in hell -- it appears to have dropped below 32 degrees: Long-snubbed  Canadian progressive-rock trio Rush will at long last be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year, along with Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Donna...
  • Top Chicago indie albums: BBU, Willis Earl Beal, Hood Internet

    Top Chicago indie albums: BBU, Willis Earl Beal, Hood Internet
    As each year winds down, Turn It Up focuses on the best of Chicago's independent music scene. Here are my 10 favorite local indie releases for 2012: 1. BBU, “Bell Hooks” (Mad Decent/Mishka): This hip-hop crew announced on Twitter that it was...
  • Q&A: Kristen Stewart of 'The Runaways'

    Q&A: Kristen Stewart of 'The Runaways'
    (originally published March 15, 2010) No, Kristen Stewart did not actually urinate on a guitar while playing Joan Jett in “The Runaways.” It just looks like it in the movie. She did, however, sing and play guitar, and she does a pretty...
  • Family-operated Pedrini Music can find you anything

    Family-operated Pedrini Music can find you anything
    “Your neighborhood music boutique since 1946,” reads the business card for Pedrini Music, which moved to its present location on Foothill Boulevard in La Crescenta in 1997. Founded by Bruno Pedrini in Glendale in 1946, the original store was...
  • Movie Projector: 'Snow White' to be fairest of them all at box office

    Movie Projector: 'Snow White' to be fairest of them all at box office
    There probably will be a happily-ever-after ending for "Snow White and the Huntsman"at the box office this weekend. The adaptation of the classic fairy-tale -- the second take on "Snow White" to hit theaters this year -- is expected to open with a...
  • 'Rock of Ages' review: As edgy as Tommy Lee's tea party, as sexy as 'Rock Lobster'

    'Rock of Ages' review: As edgy as Tommy Lee's tea party, as sexy as 'Rock Lobster'
    Zero stars (out of four) Some things that might be worth noting when making a musical inspired by the attitude and sleaze of 1987 L.A. hair metal: >> Just because someone loves rock ‘n’ roll doesn’t mean they include the phrase “...
  • Q&A: Sleigh Bells singer Alexis Krauss

    Q&A: Sleigh Bells singer Alexis Krauss
    In 2010, Sleigh Bells rode a gargantuan wave of hype to a day-ending set at the Pitchfork Music Fest. And delivered a performance that singer Alexis Krauss calls “mediocre.” “What I heard is that people were really frustrated because it...