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  • Appreciation: Dick Clark and the TV-ization of rock 'n' roll

    Appreciation: Dick Clark and the TV-ization of rock 'n' roll
    Dick Clark, who died Wednesday at the age of 82, is rightfully being hailed as a pioneer of popular culture. And that's fair enough. In the 1950s, '60s and '70s, the reach of his daily"American Bandstand"show and his myriad prime-time special productions...
  • 'Eco-Warrior' faces rough waters

     'Eco-Warrior' faces rough waters
    Last year was the best of times and the worst of times for surfer James Pribram. He lost one of his best friends to an overdose; was declared Athlete of the Year in the Laguna Beach Patriot's Day Parade; was hailed as a hero for rescuing a woman from...
  • Album of the Day 12/1/11: The 13th Floor Elevators - The Psychedelic Sounds of...

    Album of the Day 12/1/11: The 13th Floor Elevators - The Psychedelic Sounds of...
    I was on an elevator in an old building the other day and noticed that it didn't have a 13th floor and I thought to myself, 'man, I haven't listened to The 13th Floor Elevators in forever'.  Then this album comes up in rotation.  Coincidence?  Maybe. ...
  • Album of the Day 12/2/11: The Byrds - The Notorious Byrd Brothers

    Album of the Day 12/2/11: The Byrds - The Notorious Byrd Brothers
    There are certain bands that I'm a fan of that have long and winding careers marked by, sometimes several, changes in musical direction.  Often times because of the length of their careers combined with the shifts in musical aesthetics some real good...
  • Box sets 2011, from Beach Boys to U2

    Box sets 2011, from Beach Boys to U2
    Here are the most notable box sets of the season in rock and pop: Beach Boys, “The Smile Sessions” (Capitol/EMI, $137): Review HERE. Leonard Cohen, “The Complete Columbia Albums Collection” (Columbia/Legacy, $170): How much...
  • Like/dislike: Nick Prevas

    Like/dislike: Nick Prevas
    Nick Prevas is truly an “artist of all trades.” The 30-year-old Charles Village resident writes and directs films, works on graphic design projects, plays guitar and sings in the band White Lodge. He even handles communications and media for...
  • Inductees in California's Hall of Fame

    Inductees in California's Hall of Fame
    "I think what made it special tonight was the kids," Ervin "Magic" Johnson said. "This is just going to be icing on the cake. When those kids are hollering your name, they never saw me play basketball." Johnson is talking about kids outside the Memorial...
  • Video/Q&A: 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' star Gary Oldman, director Tomas Alfredson

    Video/Q&A: 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' star Gary Oldman, director Tomas Alfredson
    If you’ve seen Gary Oldman play Sid Vicious (“Sid and Nancy”), Lee Harvey Oswald (“JFK”) or Dracula (“Dracula”), you know Gary can be scary. In fact, “Scary Gary” was reportedly his on-set nickname...
  • Christmas Mystery Hero Revealed: Firefighter Saves 2 While Off For Holiday

    Christmas Mystery Hero Revealed:  Firefighter Saves 2 While Off For Holiday
    It was a Christmastime mystery that's now solved -- the identity of the off-duty firefighter who helped a couple escape a burning house seconds before they may have lost their lives. The FDNY announced the name of the hero firefighter Monday afternoon,...
  • In The Arts

    In The Arts
    LBHS junior to sing at awards gala Haley Castuera, a junior at Laguna Beach High School, has been cast as a singer at the Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards Gala on Feb. 11 in Palm Springs. Castuera is also currently cast as Mother Abbess in LBHS's...
  • In the Pipeline: After 50 years, Duane Eddy will travel

    In the Pipeline: After 50 years, Duane Eddy will travel
    He's wearing black slacks and a black shirt and cowboy hat. There's a bit of silver woven in, too, that picks up the light in the small hotel room. With his neatly trimmed beard and gentle country manner, he cuts a romantic, old-time figure, like some...