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  • R.E.M. calls it quits

    R.E.M. calls it quits
    After more than three decades as a band, R.E.M. is breaking up.
  • R.E.M. breaks up, leaves behind career that balanced hits, integrity

    R.E.M. breaks up, leaves behind career that balanced hits, integrity
    R.E.M. broke up Wednesday, with an exit nearly as modest as its entrance. You couldn’t get much more humble than touring America in a beat-up van out of the decidedly un-hip environs of Athens, Ga., in 1980. And when the band went out this week, it...

    Sheldon Epps: Play it again

    Sheldon Epps: Play it again
    The Pasadena Playhouse has had more close calls than Pearl White, more farewells (and miraculous recoveries) than Sarah Bernhardt. And here we go again. The theater, which began 93 years ago as a troupe of actors in the Crown City, switched off its stage...

    GenX cyclists rejoice: R.E.M. trestle may become trail

     
    “Murmur” is among my favorite albums. I even drove to Athens, Ga., in 1987 in hopes of a glimpse of band members. Alas, I had to settle for a bumper sticker from WUOG, the University of Georgia college-rock station that gave R.E.M. early...

    Fred McDaniel, former Leesburg track coach, passes away

     
    Fred McDaniel, a longtime Leesburg High coach/teacher/administrator, died on Sunday. He was 88. McDaniel retired in 1980 after serving as Leesburg's track coach from 1955-1980. He led the Yellow Jackets boys track team to back-to-back Class A