January 5, 2009 |
It looks like the old Dead are gettin' on. Surviving members of the Grateful Dead say they'll regroup for a 19-city tour -- their first since 2004 -- beginning April 12 in Greensboro, N.C. The group, which now just calls itself the Dead, announced its plans last week. Original band members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann have toured sporadically since the 1995 death of guitarist Jerry Garcia but struggled to get along personally and artistically.
July 13, 2011
A list of upcoming shows across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. UCLA Tennis Center Coldplay, Aug. 3 (Fri.) San Manuel Amphitheater Rascal Flatts, Sept. 17 (Sat.) Wiltern Beady Eye, Dec. 3 (Fri.); Matt Nathanson, Oct. 29 (Sat.) Gibson Amphitheatre Ana Gabriel, Oct. 16 (Fri.) Nokia Theatre Caifanes, Oct. 14 (Fri.) Shrine Expo Hall Portishead, Oct. 18 (Fri.) Club Nokia DJ Quick, Aug. 27 (Fri.) The Music Box Kaiser Chiefs, Sept.
March 14, 1995 |
Jonathan Haynes stood in front of the scorer's table at Madison Square Garden a few minutes after Villanova won the Big East Tournament, hands acting as a visor over his eyes, looking up into the lights and the crowd on that side of the Garden for his parents. Haynes comes out of the Germantown section of Philadelphia, 133 W. Manheim, and he is a senior at Villanova, and this was the biggest win he had had in college basketball.
August 4, 1990 |
Last year around this time, the Allman Brothers Band reunion tour passed through town with a Greek Theatre show spunky enough to make even the most marginal fan wish it would stay reunited long enough to record a new album. It did. "Seven Turns" is the band's first record in nine years--with a leadoff song, "Good Clean Fun," that quickly made its way to the top of the album-rock radio airplay charts--and the group returned to a nearly-full Greek on Thursday in support of it.
June 27, 2011
BOOKS Nafisi Haji and Shilpi Somaya Gowda "The Sweetness of Tears" is the second novel from Haji, the author of 2009's "The Writing on My Forehead. " The new book is a sweeping family saga told through alternating voices and intertwining lives and features a protagonist named after Louisa May Alcott's Jo March. Joining Haji for a reading and signing is Gowda, whose internationally bestselling debut novel, "Secret Daughter," was recently released in paperback. Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena.
March 25, 1989 |
For a few shining moments in the early-to-middle '70s, Dickey Betts was the American guitar hero, and never more deservedly so than when the light, lyrical twin-lead guitar lines of the Allman Brothers Band's instrumental "Jessica" were embedding themselves into the public rock consciousness. Betts was and is at his finest when he walks on the sunny side of the street with that original, upbeat and peculiarly Southern style of riffing.