| Dec 2, 2011
| 7:59 AM
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...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 9:45 PM
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...
| Dec 6, 2011
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...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 11:26 PM
"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...
| Dec 12, 2011
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...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 8:10 AM
The original members of the Beach Boys will reunite in 2012 for a 50th anniversary celebration including the release of a new album, re-releases of old material, and an international tour. The lineup will feature Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 8:26 PM
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,...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 2:32 PM
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...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 3:55 PM
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...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 11:38 AM
When last seen on stage in Chicago playing a full set, in 1998 at the late, great Lincoln Avenue club Lounge Ax, Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum strummed his guitar so hard it appeared the strings and wood would shatter. He sang vivid stream-of-...
| Feb 5, 2012
Somewhere deep in the catacombs of Capitol Studios in Hollywood, Bethany Cosentino has found a little place of her own. It's squeezed into a tight corner in the control room of Studio B, where she sits behind an ancient synthesizer to relax or think or...