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Pop & HissPop & Hiss live-blogged the 2010 Grammy Awards -- typos and all! 8:30 p.m. The Grammy Awards took a bet on youth in 2010, giving its top prize to country star Taylor Swift. The 20-year-old won four Grammys, including album......
WebClawer: Rock 'n' roll finches bring their music to London; complaint about PETA U.K.'s Hitler-themed ad dismissed; dachshund Spork gets a reprieveL.A. Unleashed-- French artist CÃ©leste Boursier-Mougenot enlisted a flock of zebra finches for his upcoming exhibition at London's Barbican concert hall and art gallery. But these aren't just any zebra finches -- they're rock 'n' roll zebra finches. Boursier-...
"Dodger Stadium?" the gray-haired cabbie said. "The freeways are gonna be packed." "Use Sunset," Palmieri said. "It'll take us straight down." Palmieri had never heard of a cabbie complain about taking the scenic route on the Strip. It was time to dial...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIt was Aug. 11, 1973, at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Onstage was Marc Bolan, the enigmatic singer of T. Rex, in a shiny purple jumpsuit unzipped to his navel, wailing on a Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar. A halo of bushy hair swung around his face,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTHERE'S something about Jimi Hendrix's confident grin -- so ingenuous and inviting -- that disarms the observer and plays against stereotype, as do so many of the images in "Hendrix Revealed," a new exhibit of Hendrix photographs that opened May 29 and...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe gig: President and co-founder of Paul Frank Industries Inc., a clothing and accessories company based in a former school building in Costa Mesa. The private company, which has about 100 employees, puts a host of eccentric characters on products as...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterOctober in Twin Lakes is the season Anna Cox backs her car into the driveway so she can escape quickly. Santa Anas come out of the passes hard there, and in the 23 years she's lived in the canyon, fire has strafed her community too many times to...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIn the '70s, Erik Buell was an AMA superbike racer. In the '80s, he added Harley-Davidson engineer and Buell Motorcycles founder to his resume. Now, the Buell chairman and chief technical officer is fronting the Thunderbolts rock band and designing a line...
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Joe Smith donates interview archives: Former Warner Bros. Records prexy gives tapes to Library of CongressVarietyJoe Smith, former prexy of Warner Bros., Elektra and Capitol Records, has donated recorded interviews with more than 200 top musicians to the Library of Congress. Smith's archives, comprising 238 hours of interviews taped over the course of two years,...
Gov’t Mule and moe. June 24, 7 p.m., $38.50, Toyota Presents Oakdale, 95 South Turnpike Road, Wallingford, (203) 269-8721, oakdale.com If jam bands were NFL teams, guitarist and singer Warren Haynes would be a first-round draft pick, maybe even...
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FOX 17 MeteorologistMost musicians, and many non musicians have some idea of who Les Paul is and what he played. Born in Waukesha, Wisconsin back in 1915, he was known as the father of the electric guitar. He truly revolutionized the sound of the electric guitar, and...
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