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Trigger’s Rock And Roll Reunion

Joey Ramone, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith, D Generation and The Dictators were among the hundreds of punk rock artists that graced the stage at Continental from 1991 until 2006. Toward the end of this era, the owner, who goes by the singular name Trigger, realized he could actually make…

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Million Dollar Quartet

EASTON, PA—Everyone in that room that day in the Sun Records studio on 706 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee, December 4, 1956, is dead. Except for Jerry Lee Lewis, 78, who will live forever. If I’m wrong, let someone within the sound of my voice raise their hand and say,…

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Kam On Film: ‘Winter’s Tale,’ ‘The New Black’ and What’s New In Theaters

Winter’s Tale

Warner Brothers

Rated PG-13 for sensuality and violence

Cat Burglar Courts Sickly Heiress In Searing Exploration Of Undying Love

Peter Lake’s (Colin Farrell) parents had hoped to immigrate to the U.S. but were turned away at Ellis Island upon their arrival early in the 20th century. Denied…

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Reality Check: The Beatles – The Week – The Legacy

In the early ’90s, Babe Ruth biographer Kal Wagenheim told me the only way to describe the Bambino’s effect on the game of baseball and America at large during his first few tumultuously historic years in New York pinstripes would be to say it was like he had been dropped…

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Between & Beyond: A Look Back/Ahead

It was cold. It was frightening. I had always found Manhattan at least a little frightening and the bus ride in had me plenty anxious. It was a very strange time for me, for everyone. It was February of 2003, and the thin winter light filtered through the dirty bus…

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Deleted Scenes: Anonymity

On my work desktop are Aquarian tearsheets that go back to August 2004. They rest in case they’re ever needed—the ones that old almost never are—on a hard drive that has 869.86 gigabytes of a total 1 terabyte free. Those are humbling numbers.

At this point, in capacity either as…

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16 Local Bands You Should Know

Rachel Miller

Lodi, NJ

Despite being just 18 years old, Rachel Miller has managed to create a name for herself within the local scene and beyond. Being exposed to music at an early age, she was born with a natural talent for it, as she began playing guitar at…

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Out Of Bounds: Super Bowl XLVIII – The Ultimate Letdown

This year’s Super Bowl was supposed to be a battle of two juggernauts going to war. Instead, we had one team blow out the other and wrap things up by halftime. What appeared on paper to be an evenly matched game was an old-fashioned beating, as the Seattle Seahawks…

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: Tara Elliott & The Red Velvets

Every so often, I spotlight an artist more than once; not to say I am running of out bands to review, but if artists that deserve the recognition put out new music or announce something spectacular, well I need to be in the know! This week, I will follow…

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Just Beautiful!

NEW YORK, NY—“Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre brings to Broadway a stunning, dramatic, soul-satisfying rock ‘n’ roll history show with particular nostalgic appeal to those who grew up in the early 1960s.

Before Carole Joan Klein became pop superstar Carole King (whose 1971 Tapestry

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