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  • MILITARY DEATHS

    Years of hunting wild turkeys in the backwoods outside Santa Maria, Calif., helped turn Army Sgt. Shawn E. Dressler into a good marksman. When he enlisted in 2002 and headed overseas for two tours in Iraq, Dressler sat in the gunner's seat every time his...
  • Live: R.E.M. at Hollywood Bowl

    Live: R.E.M. at Hollywood Bowl
    THE CHANT from the audience at the Hollywood Bowl on Thursday welled up after R.E.M. had played seven songs. Was the two-syllable chorus a spontaneous cheer for one of the musicians? A mass request for a particular song? No, as it came into focus, the...
  • Live: Sub Pop's SP20

    Live: Sub Pop's SP20
    REGIONALISM IS dead: That's one of many extreme ideas floating around pop music circles during these tumultuous times. The theory goes that, as the Internet turns music thoroughly ethereal and links in people from Athens, Ga., to Australia, the need to...
  • Black Kids are in good spirits

    Black Kids are in good spirits
    Before his band the Black Kids could exist, singer-guitarist Reggie Youngblood had to lighten up. He always had seen himself as a deadly serious pop artiste, a brooding lovesick Romeo on the mike. Paradoxically, there was plenty of subversive humor in...
  • CD: Drive-By Truckers

    CD: Drive-By Truckers
    Drive-By Truckers "Brighter Than Creation's Dark" (New West) *** ½ THE eighth album from this protean band completes one of the widest mood swings in recent rock history. After specializing in thematically cohesive albums and a revitalized brand of...
  • 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,Ā died on Sunday. He was 88. McDaniel retired in 1980 after servingĀ as Leesburg's track coach from 1955-1980. He led the Yellow Jackets boys track teamĀ to back-to-back Class A...
  • Sneak preview: Ann Powers on Of Montreal's wild new show

     
    When word got out last spring that the Athens, Ga.-based glam collective Of Montreal would be touring with Atlanta's rising soul goddess Janelle Monae in September, fans of freaky independent culture jumped for joy. Two sets of indie pop's most......
  • 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...
  • Tulane Makes List of Top Party Schools

    Tulane Makes List of Top Party Schools
    The nation's top party schools, according to Princeton Review's 2009 survey of 122,000 students. 1. Penn State University, State College, Pa. 2. University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla. 3. University of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss. 4. University of...
  • New book picks 10 best of everything for families

    The 10 best places for ice cream, roller coasters, music festivals and wildlife-watching are just a few of the lists you'll find in The 10 Best of Everything Families: An Ultimate Guide for Travelers. The new book ($21.95) from National Geographic, by...