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  • 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...
  • 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...

    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...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • PSU Named Top Party School

    PSU Named Top Party School
    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...
  • 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...