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Picture, if you can, Motley Crue’s chief instigator Vince Neil making like Casey at the Bat, or ex-Tubesman Fee Waybill spearing a hot grounder up the middle. Those rockers and more will team up for a charity softball game Saturday designed to benefit the T. J. Martell Foundation for cancer research. The rockers’ ball-field joust takes place at USC’s Dedeaux Field at 1:30 p.m. (there are two other games before hand, featuring other notables, starting at 10:30 a.m.). A precious few tickets, priced at $5, can be had at Ticketmaster outlets. The folks at T. J. Martell are also benefitting from a celebrity bowl-o-rama Saturday night at the South Bay Bowl in Redondo Beach; expected are Tom Petty, John Cougar Mellencamp and Bob Seger, among others.

This short rap tells of Rosa Parks,

Who caused some friction, set off some sparks.

Rosa wasn’t gonna moan, she wasn’t gonna fuss.

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She just sat down at the front of the bus.

That snippet of verse about the 1956 bus boycott in Montgomery, Ala., is part of a new six-minute rap video on the civil rights movement, starring 30 Massachusetts high school students, who, juxtaposed against historical footage, perform and moonwalk to the words of the song. The brainchild of a history teacher who wanted to get his students more involved in their education, the video is scheduled to be screened at the 12th Annual Atlanta Film and Video Festival, which began Wednesday night.


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