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Flashback: Matthew Sweet’s Early ’90s Power-Pop Perfection

March 12, 2010 Ellen Carpenter 0

Green Day’s American Idiot begins previews on Broadway in two weeks and we’re stoked (obviously) but that’s not the only musical we’ve got our eyes on this spring. Next month the Berkeley Repertory Theater will premiere Girlfriend, a new show built around the perfect pop confections of Matthew Sweet’s 1991 album — a.k.a. the best […]

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Georgia Man Arrested for Threatening Elton John’s Life

March 12, 2010 Ellen Carpenter 0

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Elton John has a famous fan in Lady Gaga, but not everyone appreciates the awesome power of “Tiny Dancer.” A Georgia man was arrested Wednesday for making terrorist threats against Sir Elton. Last month Neal Horsley, 65, posted a YouTube video of himself standing in front of the singer’s Atlanta apartment complex holding […]

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Abba Won’t Reunite at Rock Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

March 12, 2010 Ellen Carpenter 0

At Monday night’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, one half of Abba will dance, jive and have the time of their lives. The other two will be at home.
Fans hoping the Swedish pop masters would turn out a sparkling rendition of “Dancing Queen” — something they haven’t done since 1982 — will […]

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Phil Spector Appeals Murder Conviction Citing Error, Misconduct

March 12, 2010 Ellen Carpenter 0

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Lawyers for producer Phil Spector have appealed his 2009 murder conviction, claiming he didn’t receive a fair trial. Last May, Spector, now 70 years old, was sentenced to 19 years to life in prison for shooting actress Lana Clarkson at his California mansion in 2003. Citing judicial error and prosecutorial misconduct, his legal team […]