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  • Langerado! Langerado? Yes, Langerado

    Yes, we said Langerado! (And for good measure, !!!!!) The South Florida music festival went dark in 2009 after a proposed festival in Miami had to be canceled due to poor ticket sales. The result of not only the move to Miami, but also a down economy...
  • Experts dish on salmonella-tainted eggs

    Experts dish on salmonella-tainted eggs
    As the scope of the nationwide salmonella outbreak expanded late last month, farmers market vendors reported rushes on locally produced eggs and people with backyard flocks were sitting smug. But food safety experts say consumers shouldn't jump to the...
  • Remembering R.E.M. (1980-2011)

    Remembering R.E.M.  (1980-2011)
    R.E.M. announced Wednesday that it is calling it quits. The Athens, Ga., band that pioneered a distinctive, arty college-rock sound was a group that meant a lot to many people. Myself included. The group was the first rock band I felt was truly my own....
  • Best Bets for May 11-17, 2011: Lil Jon, Bruno Mars, the Whigs

    Best Bets for May 11-17, 2011: Lil Jon, Bruno Mars, the Whigs
    WEDNESDAY 11: BRUNO MARS AND JANELLE MONAE Last month, the hip-pop producer Bruno Mars (above) joined Oprah, Sting and Mark Zuckerberg on Time's list of the 100 most-influential people in the world. Why? Besides writing “Fuck You!” with Cee Lo...
  • DP's Kenny Shaw will take first official to Georgia this weekend

    Talented Dr. Phillips wide receiver Kenny Shaw has spent the early part of the fall bouncing around between Tallahassee and Gainesville taking in games here and there. None of his visits, however, have be declared "official." Shaw will finally take his...
  • Top 10 mid-sized cities for arts destinations

    Based on a poll of readers of AmericanStyle Magazine 1. Buffalo 2. Scottsdale, Ariz. 3. Pittsburgh 4. Savannah, Ga. 5. New Orleans 6. Charleston, S.C. 7. Cleveland 8. Atlanta 9. Athens, Ga. 10. Minneapolis Source: AmericanStyle Magazine
  • Lead singer of '60s group the Classics IV dies

    Dennis Yost Lead singer of the group Classics IV -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Dennis Yost obituary: A brief obituary of Dennis Yost, the lead singer of the Classics IV, in Tuesday's California section gave the name of the group's song "Traces"...
  • Vic Chesnutt dies at 45; folk singer-songwriter

    Vic Chesnutt dies at 45; folk singer-songwriter
    Vic Chesnutt, a singer-songwriter of spare, idiosyncratic folk songs tinged with melancholy, died Christmas Day in Athens, Ga., after taking an overdose of prescription muscle relaxants, a family spokesman said. He was 45. Chesnutt had been admitted to...
  • A whole lot of country at Stagecoach Festival

    INDIO — "Do you guys out here like the real, hard-core, traditional bluegrass music?" Jamie Dailey, of the fast-picking band Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, inquired Sunday afternoon at the Stagecoach Festival here. Those gathered at his feet roared...
  • Sundance labs take writers for a swell ride

    TWO men were sitting on a scarred chairlift as it climbed a lower flank of Mt. Timpanogos, its towering 11,750-foot glacier providing a brown-green backdrop to their right. The bluffs off to their left arched down toward the wide, flat runway of the...
  • In 'Girlfriend,' Matthew Sweet's lyrics tell the story

    In 'Girlfriend,' Matthew Sweet's lyrics tell the story
    It looks like an innocent radio sing-a-long. In the new musical "Girlfriend," two adolescents are belting out a pop-rock tune that's on the radio. Flirting like high school seniors headed to the prom, the couple grows more spirited as the music turns...