From dancers hijacking creative spaces to a comedian making a career comeback
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Last year, Prince & the Revolution drummer Robert Rivkin, AKA Bobby Z was hospitalized after suffering a heart attack, and his survival was uncertain. After a year of rehabilitation, Z is healthy, and has started a foundation, My Purple Heart, to benefit heart health education and working in ... More >>
Unexpected and unusual, Sleeping in the Aviary charm their way into the indie-rock scene with their quirky albums; they now have three under their belt, and one on the way.With all these albums out, you might be asking yourself, "Where has Sleeping in the Aviary been all your life?" The ans ... More >>
It's been nearly 30 years since MTV launched by airing footage of the Apollo 11 landing and the video for the Buggles' "Video Killed a Radio Star" at 12:01 a.m. on August 1, 1981. Though it was founded with the intent of streaming music videos 24 hours a day, the station quickly became a tool for ... More >>
Photo by Dan MonickThere's a bit of a kerfuffle happening on the interwebs today surrounding a new interview with Slug of Atmosphere published by Pitchfork. For the most part, it's a pretty standard interview -- Atmosphere are getting ready to release a new full-length, The Family Sign, on April ... More >>
The holiday weekend wound down on a sad note with news that R&B icon Teena Marie passed away in her sleep yesterday at her home in Pasedena. Marie, born Mary Christine Brockert and known to some by her nickname Lady T, was 54 years old and was still actively performing in Las Vegas. She had j ... More >>
A few songs in memory of the fallen '80s teen heartthrob.
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Because James Brown was unavailable, local music blog contacts the next best thing on the spectral plane.
Last year, "I'm Rick James, bitch!" was the nation's favorite catchphrase, taking over locker rooms, restaurants, swimming pools, churches, and knitting gatherings like a virus that just would not die already. But now that Dave Chappelle has abandoned Comedy Central, HBO's Entourage fills the void w ... More >>
Beaucoup bucks are the harbinger of celeb breakdowns After signing a reported $50 million (yes, $50 million) deal for the third season of Chappelle's Show, creator/star Dave Chappelle is AWOL and new episodes, which were supposed to premiere May 31, have been repeatedly delayed. It's even bee ... More >>
Fox News reports that the third season of Chappelle's Show, scheduled to return to Comedy Central May 31, has been suspended indefinitely. What's going to happen to a nation of catchphrase swipers who are desperate for party material, even though hearing "I'm Rick James, bitch" from the mouth of a M ... More >>
Couple in Mississippi gets super-freaked by BMX bandits, ubiquitous catchphraseAccording to the New York Post (and who doesn't believe that veritable tome of truth?) Chappelle's Show fans in Hattiesburg, Miss., are stealing yard signs endorsing Rick James, a candidate for city council in the souther ... More >>
Dave Chappelle lights up the Orpheum stage; giggling ensues
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