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Donald A. Glaser Nobel Prize-winning physicist Donald A. Glaser, 86, a Nobel Prize-winning UC Berkeley physicist who invented a device called the bubble chamber, which allowed researchers to track the paths of high-energy atomic particles after...
In returning to the stage for his first solo U.S. tour in 21 years, singer-songwriter and part-time Monkees member Michael Nesmith demonstrated that his penchant for taking music above and beyond the norm remains fully intact. Over the course of his...
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Once pegged as "the smart Monkee," singer, songwriter and guitarist Michael Nesmith is now embarking on his first U.S. solo tour in more than two decades. Nesmith shot to fame after "The Monkees" series premiered in 1966, and though he recently reunited...
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At around 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sean Bohrman of Burger Records picked up the phone in his label's office and pleaded for mercy. “Can you call me back in a couple hours?” he asked a reporter. “We just drove 20 hours straight from Texas after...
Peter Meyerson TV writer, producer worked on 'The Monkees' and 'Welcome Back, Kotter' Peter Meyerson, 81, a TV writer and producer who co-wrote the debut episodes of sitcom classics "The Monkees" and "Welcome Back, Kotter," died March 11 at Hoag...
Feeling a little rebellious? Frustrated with authority? You can't do much better than to spend Saturday night picking fights with Jack Nicholson at the Egyptian Theatre. It's a trifecta of discontent that begins with 1969's "Easy Rider," then 1970's "Five...
The new documentary “Family Band: The Cowsills Story,” premiering tonight on Showtime, opens with a compelling scene showing musician Bob Cowsill setting up single-handed for another thankless gig in the corner of a restaurant-bar of an Indian...
On the heels of last fall's reunion tour with other surviving members of the Monkees, Michael Nesmith will embark on his first major U.S. solo tour in more than two decades. The singer, songwriter and guitarist will open the run of shows March 21 in...
Tags: Music, Michael Nesmith, Entertainment, Davy Jones, Concerts
Week after week, Emblem3 made teenage girls swoon as the band played sunny renditions of other artists' hit songs on the Fox competition "The X Factor." A fusion of pop, ska and hip-hop — think Sublime, only dreamier with washboard abs and tousled...
Carole King has been named the 2013 recipient of the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the first woman to receive the distinction given to songwriters for a body of work. The former Brill Building writer co-wrote hits in the...
As much new music as was released in 2012, a large volume also came from the vaults, dredged up to be remarketed and reexamined. Below are 10 historical recordings -- a combination of reissues and/or archival releases -- that brought to the surface old...
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Among the first orders of business for Greg Harris on Monday on the announcement of his new post as president and chief executive at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum was to throw on a few of his favorite records during breakfast at home....
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