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  • For its 30th year, Artscape will party like it's 1982

    For its 30th year, Artscape will party like it's 1982
    Ronald Reagan was president. People were fighting to save whales. The first CD player came out. "Come on, Eileen" was all over the radio while "Rocky III" beat up the box office. Time Magazine named "the computer" man of the year. It was 1982, and here...
  • 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...
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces Nominees for 2012 Induction

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces Nominees for 2012 Induction
    The nominations for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 were announced today. The nominees are: • Beastie Boys • The Cure • Donovan • Eric B. & Rakim • Guns 'N Roses • Heart • Joan Jett and The Blackhearts • Freddie King • Laura Nyro...
  • 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...