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Celebrities and Others Urge NYC to Declare CBGB an Official Landmark

What do Jonathan Demme, Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye, Deborah Harry of Blondie, Juliette Lewis, Cyndi Lauper, Tommy Ramone, Charlotte Lesher (mother of the late Joey Ramone), Arturo Vega (artistic director for the Ramones), Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads, Richard Lloyd of Television, Little Steven, Legs McNeill, Richard Hell, Fab 5 Freddy, Seymour Stein of Sire Records, ... Read More »

CD Review: . . . Something to Be by Rob Thomas

An initial impression of Rob Thomas’ solo outing is that it’s a mixed bag, although one might suspect that (as with the second and third matchbox twenty albums) . . . Something to Be may be one of those albums that grows on you the more you listen to it. Thomas is best known as the lead singer of the ... Read More »

Alibi by Joseph Kanon

Having been to Venice myself, I was able to appreciate Kanon’s novel Alibi, in which the city acts as a both a backdrop and a character. Set in 1946, immediately after World War II, Alibi is the story of American soldier Adam Miller, whose widowed mother has relocated herself to Venice in an attempt to relive her golden years. Adam ... Read More »

Rob Thomas Debuts “Lonely No More” Video

Tonight Rob Thomas’ video for his hit single “Lonely No More” debuted on VH1. I can only describe it as “the Rubik’s Cube video.” The conceit is that Rob is in a room that keeps changing. It’s modular – things flip and twist around to become something else. Sometimes Rob is alone in a drab, monochromatic hotel-like space, and then ... Read More »

Rob Thomas to Mini-Tour for New Album

Rob Thomas will be making a handful of stops at clubs in major cities this April to promote his new album . . .Something To Be, which hits store shelves on April 19. The dates: 04/15/05 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore 04/16/05 Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater 04/19/05 Los Angeles, CA – Avalon 04/20/05 Las Vegas, NV – The ... Read More »