| Dec 9, 2008
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"...
| Dec 26, 2009
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...
| Feb 26, 2010
| 4:25 PM
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...
| Jul 8, 2007
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...
| May 31, 2008
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...
| Jun 8, 2008
Based on a poll of readers of AmericanStyle Magazine
2. Scottsdale, Ariz.
4. Savannah, Ga.
5. New Orleans
6. Charleston, S.C.
9. Athens, Ga.
Source: AmericanStyle Magazine
| Jul 15, 2008
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...
| Jul 27, 2009
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...
| Jul 28, 2009
| 3:12 AM
Penn State University tops the charts this year when it comes to the country's top party schools.
The school known in part for its football tailgate weekends and fraternity and sorority scene snatched the title away from last year's winner, the...
| Jul 29, 2008
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...
| Jan 17, 2008
| 10:29 AM
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...