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  • Live review: Prince at the Forum, April 14

     
    Chastity belts -- even metaphorical ones -- hinder rocking. No performer has built a more ecstatic three-decade career by channeling carnal desires than the artist formerly known as the Artist Formerly Known as Prince. Watching one of the sexiest men........
  • Album review: Wanda Jackson's 'The Party Ain’t Over'

     
    The Oklahoma firebrand once dubbed “the female Elvis” for raucous rockabilly records such as “Let’s Have a Party” shows that a 73-year-old grandmother is still fully capable of ripping things up — especially when you throw in with someone as.....
  • Live review: Wanda Jackson at the El Rey Theatre

     
    Jack White is a gifted guitarist obsessed with elusive morsels of rock’s past -- archeological evidence of the music’s soul. Having been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009, Wanda Jackson is officially a living, yodeling......
  • Live review: Roky Erickson with Okkervil River at the Fonda [UPDATED]

     
    In a 90-minute concert filled with images of vampires, demons and multi-headed hounds, the most striking imagery did away with B-movie specters. It was late in the evening when Roky Erickson -- once thought to be a causality of the......
  • 2Pac's 'Dear Mama' selected for inclusion in Library of Congress' national recording registry

     
    Though Mother's Day was last month, the Library of Congress waited until this week to include the late Tupac Shakur's "Dear Mama," in its National Recording Registry. Often cited as 2Pac's most emotionally resonant song, the tribute to his mother......
  • Live review: Hootenanny Festival 2010

     
    For some, the Fourth of July is a good opportunity to re-read the Declaration of Independence, or the writings of Thomas Jefferson, John Adams or George Washington to reacquaint themselves with the spirit behind the nation’s founding. The Hootenanny...
  • Randy Wood dies at 94; music industry innovator founded Dot Records

    Randy Wood dies at 94; music industry innovator founded Dot Records
    Dot Records founder Randy Wood was looking for a song for a young Pat Boone to record in 1955 and found it in the Fats Domino hit "Ain't That a Shame?" Except Boone, then an English major, wanted to sing "Isn't That a Shame?" After a few run-throughs,...
  • Nick Reynolds, 75, dies; a founding member of the Kingston Trio

    Nick Reynolds, 75, dies; a founding member of the Kingston Trio
    Nick Reynolds, who as a college student grabbed a guitar, donned a broad-striped button-down shirt and quickly helped propel the 1950s folk music revival to the top of the pop music charts as a founding member of the Kingston Trio, died Wednesday in San...
  • Bo Diddley, 79; singer-songwriter's beat marked rock 'n' roll

    Bo Diddley, 79; singer-songwriter's beat marked rock 'n' roll
    Primal rock and blues musician Bo Diddley, who helped cast the sonic template of rock more than 50 years ago with a signature syncopated rhythm that became universally recognized as "the Bo Diddley beat," died Monday. He was 79. Diddley died of heart...
  • Eddie Bo dies at 78; blues singer, pianist and songwriter

    Eddie Bo, a New Orleans blues singer-pianist who worked with musicians such as Irma Thomas and Art Neville, died Wednesday of a heart attack, according to his booking agent, Karen Hamilton. He was 78. Eddie Bo, whose real name was Edwin Joseph Bocage,...
  • Mark Ritts dies at 63; played Lester the lab rat on 'Beakman's World'

    Mark Ritts dies at 63; played Lester the lab rat on 'Beakman's World'
    Mark Ritts, who played Lester the lab rat on the wacky children's science series "Beakman's World" and operated and voiced the puppet co-host Kino on the PBS children's show "Storytime," has died. He was 63. Ritts died of cancer Monday at his home in...