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Music, All Shook Down R.I.P. Dick Clark: America's Oldest Teenager Goes to Rock 'n' Roll Heaven

R.I.P. Dick Clark: America's Oldest Teenager Goes to Rock 'n' Roll Heaven

If you were a teenager in the 1950s, you hated TV. Your parents watched TV. Anything your parents liked, you despised. Springsteen's song "57 Channels (And Nothing On)" talked about the video wasteland in 1992, but in 1956, even in…
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Music, Reviewed Thurston Moore

Thurston Moore

It's too bad that the position of "America's Oldest Teenager" is already occupied by Dick Clark, as Thurston Moore could give him a serious run at the throne. Granted, Moore's band Sonic Youth has always suggested an evergreen state tucked…
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Music, Party Like It's 2006

Party Like It's 2006

New Year's Eve is a lot like spending a semester abroad. You're not sure what to expect, and yet you have expectations. You hope that maybe, at last, the night will spark that passionate romance you've been meaning to have…
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Culture, Stage

Memphis

The new musical by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) and Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan tells a story of the birth of rock 'n' roll in a Memphis radio station. A young white DJ, Huey Calhoun…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Goodbye Sober Day"Goodbye Sober Day" is the final track on Mr. Bungle's California, arguably the album of the year -- if such accolades were awarded solely on the basis of extreme artistic merit. The tune serves as a model of…
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Capitalizing on Y2K

After Dick Clark catches his breath from counting down the last seconds of this millennium, he is speechless in the next when the portable klieg lights that illuminate his rooftop broadcast booth suddenly go dark. From his perch over Times…
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