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  • Jim Marshall dies at 74; iconic photographer shot music greats

    Jim Marshall dies at 74; iconic photographer shot music greats
    Jim Marshall, celebrated in music circles for his iconic, attitude-laced images of Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, the Rolling Stones and other '60s rock luminaries as well as equally revered portraits of Johnny Cash, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and...
  • American 'Idle': Dullsville behind the scenes

     
    I won't kid you. Last night's "Idol" was dull. The judges looked bored, the contestants chose (mostly) boring, played-out songs, and the 7-year-old girl to my right couldn't even sit still for more than a minute as she desperately tried to claw her way...
  • Ann Powers: Underconfident, the Idols overreach

     
    Hubris. Whomever remains to sing and, eventually, go on the summer tour after Wednesday's elimination round on "American Idol" should spend some time pondering that very old but suddenly relevant term. Though this season's remaining bunch is hardly...
  • Milan Fashion Week: Emilio Pucci targets Hollywood's haute hippies

     
    First it was Balmain, and now it is Emilio Pucci that is generating heat in fashion circles as the new-old It brand. In just three seasons as artistic director for Emilio Pucci, Peter Dundas has succeeded in forging a sexy,......
  • Songs forever ruined by 'Idol'

     
    We've had Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" stuck in our heads for a good 12 hours now, and not in a good way because this over-enunciated, overacted version is performed by a male (Hollywood auditioner -- and acrobat -- Jared Liewer) as if it was part of the...
  • San Francisco's flower power days

    San Francisco's flower power days
    It's a bittersweet experience, chasing down hippie history in San Francisco. But at least the geography is simple. You begin with Haight-Ashbury, the neighborhood just east of Golden Gate Park that was a focal point when rebellious young people...
  • San Francisco vs. San Diego: Which is the better getaway?

    San Francisco vs. San Diego: Which is the better getaway?
    Every year, millions of people find themselves craving a vacation from greater Los Angeles. Many of these people don't want to cross state lines or climb mountains or contend with deserts, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, redwoods, Gold Country or Mickey Mouse....
  • Simon Cowell's potential music business replacements

     
    Monday, the always enlightening Nikki Finke published a scandalicious account of the back room talks between "American Idol" and "The X Factor," claiming that both were courting music-industry veteran Tommy Mottola for a spot at their judges' table. Finke...
  • James Gurley dies at 69; guitarist with Big Brother & the Holding Company

    James Gurley dies at 69; guitarist with Big Brother  &   the Holding Company
    James Gurley, a virtuoso guitarist with Big Brother & the Holding Company, the psychedelic rock band that launched Janis Joplin to stardom, died Sunday, two days before his 70th birthday. Gurley was pronounced dead at a Palm Springs hospital after...
  • Live review: A Night of the Beats at Disney Hall

     
    Bebop and beat intersect in an uneven pairing of musicians and poets. It was difficult to know what to expect going into the Night of the Beats concert at Disney Hall on Tuesday night. In this final performance in the......
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Oscars for 'Twilight: New Moon'? | Danes challenge Brit rule at International Emmys | 'Jerusalem' wins Evening Standard prize | Marley takes a bite out of 'canine Oscars'

     
    • "Let's give young people a chance to win some Oscars!" roars a fan of "Twilight: New Moon." "It's time for a change." Never mind that film critics drove a stake through the loving heart of the box-office smasheroo ($140 million opening weekend),...