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September 16, 2004 |
Johnny Ramone, the guitarist whose bursts of primitive punk energy helped the Ramones go from an obscure New York band to a reshaping force in rock 'n' roll, died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 55. Ramone, born John Cummings but known by the surname adopted by each of the punk group's members, died in his sleep surrounded by friends, according to his family.
November 12, 2004 |
Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone, who died Sept. 15 of prostate cancer, wasn't just a pioneering punk rocker, he also was a major sci-fi and horror-movie fan, and 125 original movie posters Ramone had collected from such films as "Frankenstein" and "Forbidden Planet" will go up for auction starting next week in Dallas. The two-part auction begins Thursday at Heritage Galleries in Dallas and on the gallery's website, www.heritagemovieposters.com; the second part of the auction will be in March.
January 25, 2013 |
You only had to take one look at the super sexy short Salvatore Ferragamo dresses that Jacqui Getty, Demi Moore and others were wearing Thursday night at the Chateau Marmont to know that the house of Ferragamo is experiencing a serious renaissance in chic, thanks to the direction of designer Massimiliano Giornetti. Where Ferragamo may once have been your mother's (or your grandmother's) brand, famously keeping Margaret Thatcher and other helmet-haired conservative ladies shod in classic bow pumps, it's taken an exciting turn since Giornetti was appointed creative director in 2010.
September 23, 2004 |
Johnny Ramone, they salute you The scene's still reeling from the recent passing of Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone, who was fondly remembered by Velvet Revolver on Sunday night. The group, hired to perform at TV Guide's Emmy party in L.A., paid tribute to Johnny with a headbanging rendition of the Ramones classic "I Wanna Be Sedated." In the crowd were Diana Ross, Famke Janssen and Melissa Rivers (not seen moshing).... The best way to tell if a scene is hot? The A-list doorman, of course.
January 19, 2012
After its highly anticipated run at the Mark Taper Forum set to start Jan. 25, "Clybourne Park," Bruce Norris' 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, will open on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theater on April 12, according to a spokesperson for the show. It has been a circuitous path to New York's famed theater district, but at least it has carried many of the original crew along for the ride. Pam MacKinnon will direct at both the Taper and the Walter Kerr; she directed the show's original incarnation at off-Broadway's Playwrights Horizons in February 2010.
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January 15, 2005 |
Lions of literature and war heroes get grand memorials, but rock stars usually get scruffier send-offs -- consider the years of vandalism inflicted on Jim Morrison's grave in Paris or the fact that Kurt Cobain is celebrated in his hometown by a papier-mache statue in a muffler shop. Johnny Ramone wanted better, and on Friday the underground rock hero got it.