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  • Beauty and aging discussed in HBO’s “About Face: Supermodels Then and Now”

    By Jay Bobbin One thing is for sure: HBO has one of the most attractive documentaries of the year. How could it be anything but, with such participants as Christie Brinkley, Cheryl Tiegs, Paulina Porizkova, Carol Alt, Beverly Johnson, Isabella Rossellini, Lisa
  • Celso Chavez, founding member of Possum Dixon, dies at 44

    Celso Chavez, the guitarist-keyboardist in local '90s alt-rock band Possum Dixon, died Wednesday night after complications from a staph infection led to pneumonia, his former bandmate Rob Zabrecky confirmed to Pop & Hiss. He was 44.

    Album review: The Cars, 'Move Like This'

    2.5 stars (out of 4) The name fits. The Cars manufactured sleek, gleaming new-wave jingles, beginning in 1978 with their still-spiffy debut album. Turn on a Cars song, and instantly the world becomes a sea of androgynous boys and girls...

    Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week

    The Top 5 Concerts of the Coming week: 1. THE CARS Ric Ocasek, front man for the new wave group The Cars, was quoted nine years after their 1988 split as saying they would never reunite. But in fall 2009,...

    Concert review: Cars at the Riviera

    The Cars defined an era, but it’s now three decades in the rear-view mirror. Not that it mattered Wednesday at the sold-out Riviera. Four of the five original members (founding bassist Ben Orr died in 2000) took their old, new-wave...