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L.A. NOWConvicted serial killer Rodney James Alcala asked jurors to spare him the death penalty Tuesday, concluding his defense by playing a portion of âAliceâs Restaurant,â the rambling 18-minute Vietnam War protest song by folk singer Arlo Guthrie. By...
L.A. NOWAn Orange County jury needed just a few hours Tuesday to hand down the death penalty for Rodney James Alcala, convicted Feb. 25 of murdering four Los Angeles County women and a 12-year-old girl from Huntington Beach in the late......
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMost Southland music fans know McCabe's Guitar Shop for the innumerable folk, country, blues, jazz and world-music concerts presented over the decades in the tiny back stockroom that can hold about 150 folding chairs when all the instrument cases are...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterAfter years of false starts and construction delays, the fabled Malibu Pier -- or at least part of it -- will reopen today. Built in 1905, the structure has been the scene of TV and movie filming ("The Rockford Files," "Gidget," "Beach Blanket Bingo")...
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer"Screenwriter's Blues" MIKE Doughty was studying at Eugene Lang College, a tiny liberal arts school in New York City, and living in the "supremely seedy, pre-Giuliani Union Square" when he dreamed up a poem about the decadent vortex of L.A. It was...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIT was the most inspiring voyage of Arlo Guthrie's itinerant music career, but a lot of the details are a bit of a blur now, like so much of the late 1960s. "I was flying from London to L.A. I don't know what airline it was. It was around 1968 -- well,...
Chicago Tribune staff reporterThere are still no traffic lights. In fact, there are still no traffic lights in the entire county. There's still no McDonald's, no Wal-Mart. The lake still sparkles, the beaches still squeak, the restaurants still serve those menacing whitefish livers....
He didn't have to cobble together a show when he decided to turn his shoe repair shop into an art gallery. All Greg Papazian had to do was reach into the shoe box that for 35 years held a one-of-a-kind photographic record of Los Angeles in its glittery...
It was the beginning of summer. It had to be a few years before I married, because once I met Kaitzer in 1988, I wouldn’t try something foolish that just might get me killed. At the time I was throwing down shooters with my buddy Gerry George in...
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Lehigh Valley Music presents FESTBLOGFor its 50th anniversary last year, the Philadelphia Folk Festival had some of the biggest performers names in the genreperform — Arlo Guthrie, David Bromberg, Tom Paxton, Tom Rush and Doc Watson and Levon Helm, who both passed away this......
1. Dave 1.) The Honeycombs- Have I the Right? 2.) Sir Douglas Quintet- She’s About a Mover 3.) The Raspberries- Go All the Way 4.) Tom Jones- Delilah 5.) Chicago- Alive Again 2. Phil Larson 1.) Al Green- I’m Still in Love with You...
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Back to the '70s: Arts center seasons to include Emmylou Harris, Todd Rundgren, Jackson Browne and Dr. JohnSummer is when the area's performing arts centers announce their fall schedules. The Peninsula's two main centers -- The Ferguson Center for the Arts and The American Theatre in Hampton -- have plenty of interesting shows heading our way. As my colleague...
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