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By GENE STOUT
Alternative cartoonists David Lasky and Noah Van Sciver have delved into U.S. history to create two fascinating graphic novels – Lasky’s “The Carter Family: Don’t Forget This Song” and Van Sciver’s “The Hypo: The Melancholic Young Lincoln.”
A book signing and exhibition of original art is from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 2 at [...]
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By GENE STOUT
The rollout of lavish rock ‘n’ roll books for the holiday shopping season begins with “Rock ‘n’ Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip” (Angel City Press),” created by Los Angeles author and photographer Robert Landau.
The 208-page coffee-table book — due in stores Oct. 15 — features larger-than-life billboard images of such “rock [...]
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In the 1970s, Casablanca Records became the symbol of music-industry excess.
Founded by the magnetic Neil Bogart (with co-founder and cousin Larry Harris), Casablanca introduced such over-the-top superstars as the fire-breathing KISS and the dance-inducing Donna Summer and the Village People. Fueling the madness of Casablanca’s heyday were loads of money, cocaine, weed, booze, sex and [...]
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If you’ve watched the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives,” you know that host Guy Fieri really rocks in the kitchen.
When he’s interviewing one of his subjects over a sizzling grill or a bubbling pot of marinara, the goateed, spiky-haired Fieri comes across like a crazed Sammy Hagar at mealtime.
Fieri is no Gallagher, smashing watermelons [...]
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What better way to celebrate the release of Michael Lavine’s new book, “Grunge,” than with a show by seminal grunge band Mudhoney?
The Seattle band known for such songs as “Touch Me, I’m Sick/ Sweet Young Thing,” “Let It Slide” and “Suck You Dry” headlines a bash starting at 8 p.m. Friday (Nov. 13) at Neumos, [...]
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