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  • Live review: Neil Young's Bridge School Benefit

     
    Neil Young and Co. give the kids a great show, and Young gives his fellow performers a great example. Reporting from Mountain View, Calif. - The direct impact of Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit Concerts is as plain as......
  • Bridge benefit: No Doubt's Gwen Stefani tears up; Neil Young wraps up

     
    The powerfully emotional backdrop of Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit Concerts is evident in the faces of the nonprofit school's disabled students and those of their families, which were flashed on video screens throughout Saturday's 6 1/2-hour...
  • 'The Protest Singer' by Alec Wilkinson

    The Protest Singer An Intimate Portrait of Pete Seeger Alec Wilkinson Alfred A. Knopf: 160 pp., $22.95 In January, two days before the inauguration of Barack Obama, hundreds of thousands of people gathered on Washington, D.C.'s National Mall for a...
  • Jimmie Rodgers: A voice that carried

    Jimmie Rodgers: A voice that carried
    Bear Family Records' remarkable new release, "Let Me Be Your Sidetrack: The Influence of Jimmie Rodgers," makes a persuasive argument that Rodgers is one of the most important figures in the history of country music. According to the liner notes for...
  • Largo gets new lease on life at the old Coronet

    Largo gets new lease on life at the old Coronet
    JON BRION'S last night at Largo was epic. The singer-songwriter's free-for-all Fridays at the tiny Fairfax Avenue nightclub had been drawing capacity crowds for more than a decade, but his May 2 show was historic: his final turn before owner Mark Flanagan...
  • Mary Travers dies at 72; folk singer performed with the trio Peter, Paul and Mary

    Mary Travers dies at 72; folk singer performed with the trio Peter, Paul and Mary
    Mary Travers, the clarion-voiced female third of the quintessential folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary whose harmony-laden recordings of politically minded songs by Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger ushered them to the top of the sales charts in the 1960s, died...
  • Bridge School Benefit Concerts

    Bridge School Benefit Concerts
    The direct impact of Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit Concerts is as plain as the joyful faces of the special-needs school's students, many of whom watch each year from an onstage riser placed right behind the performers. Those faces were...
  • 'Far Bright Star: A Novel' by Robert Olmstead, 'Inventing American History' by William Hogeland, 'Summer Will Show' by Sylvia Townsend Warner, 'Plants Don't Drink Coffee' by Unai Elorriaga, 'A Final Arc of Sky' by Jennifer Culkin

    Far Bright Star A Novel Robert Olmstead Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 208 pp., $23.95 "Thus far the summer of 1916 had been a siege of wrathy wind and heated air. Dust and light. Sand and light. Wind and light." So begins the story of Napoleon...
  • Octagon house in Heritage Square has a multidimensional history

    Octagon house in Heritage Square has a multidimensional history
    Along the Arroyo Seco Parkway from downtown Los Angeles to Pasadena is a collection of 19th century buildings saved from L.A.'s busy wrecking ball. At Heritage Square, which isn't a square, you'll find a house that isn't a rectangle. It's an octagon,...