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Gregg Allman’s rock odyssey spanned worlds

If America really is a melting pot, music is what melts first. Gregg Allman lived to prove that. Not long after the Allman Brothers Band first started liquefying rock, blues, country and soul into...

DATE: May 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

‘Pirates’: Long, loud and overstimulating

It’s great to have a job watching – and then writing about – movies. But why does “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” have to feel so much like work? To be sure, it’s always been...

DATE: May 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

A look back at Wonder Woman’s feminist (and not-so-feminist) history

During World War II, as Superman and Batman arose as mainstream pop symbols of strength and morality, the publisher that became DC Comics needed an antidote to what a Harvard psychologist called...

DATE: May 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

For Elliott Smith, a tragic glamour lingers beyond the grave

LOS ANGELES – The “S”-shaped mural on the side of a building in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles used to be known as the Elliott Smith wall. The beloved singer-songwriter had posed in front of...

DATE: May 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Lil Yachty is rap’s brightest optimist. Why does he bum so many people out?

The miracle of rap music is that it metabolizes wild styles faster than any other American art form – which means outsiders can bum-rush the center with a quickness. Remember when Lil Yachty...

DATE: May 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

A Laurie Anderson pilgrimage? Just don’t tell her you’re calling it that

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – You are sitting, floating through the virtual clouds, when you hear that unmistakable voice coming through the headphones. The glittering buildings. Paper being shredded on the...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Visual Arts

Ariana Grande announces a benefit concert: ‘I’ll be returning to the incredibly brave city of Manchester’

Four days after a suicide bombing left 22 dead and scores wounded at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, the 23-year-old pop singer has announced that she will return to the...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

Pain, satin and paper towels: What it takes for ballerinas to dance on their toes

“I feel like I’m always in a battle with my feet,” says Lauren Lovette, with a sigh. One of New York City Ballet’s principal ballerinas, Lovette has beautifully arched, supple feet, and often,...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

Denis Johnson, author of Jesus’ Son, dead at 67

NEW YORK – Denis Johnson, the prize-winning fiction writer, poet and playwright best known for his surreal and transcendent story collection Jesus’ Son, has died. He was 67. Johnson died Wednesday,...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

London premiere for ‘The Mummy’ scrapped after attack

LONDON – Universal Pictures has scrapped plans for the London premiere of Tom Cruise’s “The Mummy,” the latest big, glitzy event canceled after the terror attack in England. In a statement, the...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

‘Baywatch’ has babes, not much else

If, indeed, Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson ditches Hollywood to become our next commander in chief, “Baywatch” may be singled out as the low point of his pre-political career. That’s right – the man who...

DATE: May 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film, TV and Streaming

Pine River Library to host ‘poet-in-residence’

“Poet-in-residence” Kathleen Willard, a Fort Collins poet, will offer two poetry programs June 10-11 at Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive. Workshops to be held 1-3 p.m. will include:...

DATE: May 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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