Daily Archives: May 4, 2012

Remembering Adam Yauch, 1964-2012

Sad to hear of the passing of Adam Yauch, the mighty MCA of the Beastie Boys Friday in New York. He was just 47, but will seem forever younger than that. Not just because of his bratty presence, but for his youthful spirit in bringing awareness to Tibetan freedom. That first Beastie Boys album was […]

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Friday TV: More Gold Digging, Alaska Style

You know what your Friday night needs? Alaskan old miners! Since the season finale of “Gold Rush” there hasn’t been much out there to watch in this specialized field of claim jumpers and panners who use earthmovers instead of pickaxes to find their treasure. But there’s a new copycat series beginning tonight: “Goldfathers” (National Geographic […]

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‘What’s Going On’ Forty Years Later

Forty years after Marvin Gaye put on an historic concert at the then-new Kennedy Center – presenting his breakthrough “What’s Going On” album before a hometown crowd on what would be called Marvin Gaye Day in D.C., they did it all over again Thursday. John Legend took the vocals, aided by the Dap Kings, Sharon […]

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Last Twang of Country Cut from ‘Idol’

Last season’s “American Idol” finale was a battle between country singer. The biggest star ever from the show, who also returned to perform on the results show Thursday night is that sweetheart of Nashville, Carrie Underwood. But there will be no country singers in this season’s “Idol” finale, or in the final four. Skylar Laine, […]

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