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  • In the beginning, there was Monterey

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    December 21, 2011 | 12:06 pm

    One way to mark the chronology of the counterculture, a pastime that is beloved by the baby boomers, is by reference to rock festivals. Woodstock and Altamont, for example, are now fully transformed into transcendent symbols of life and death, good and evil, the beginning and end of...

  • L.A.‘s new Grammy Museum: A museum as muse

    By Tom Teicholz

    December 10, 2008 | 3:49 pm


    The Elgin Marbles, the Rosetta Stone, the Venus de Milo, Van Gogh's "Starry Night," Picasso's "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon," Pete Seeger's banjo, the handwritten lyrics to Grandmaster Flash's "The Message."

    You might wonder what all these cultural artifacts have in common. But as of...

  • Film: Björn Türoque rocks ‘Air Guitar Nation’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 29, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Dan Crane struts onto the stage, hurls off his sunglasses, rips his T-shirt to shreds, and rocks his way through a knee-sliding, tongue-flicking performance so awesome that groupies' squeals drown out the amps.

    They're cheering so loudly you'd think Crane represents the second...

  • A Jew Who Rocks

    By Steven Heinstein

    February 20, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    For many years while growing up, I was embarrassed by my last name: Heinstein. I was surrounded by Jews, but they got the lucky surnames -- you know, the ones without a -berg, -stein or -man. Come on, I was entering the rock 'n' roll biz; it was about crosses, not Stars of David. I...