Ray Manzarek, the keyboardist and founding member of The Doors who had a dramatic impact on rock ‘n’ roll, has died. He was 74
Spirit Bird, the seventh album from Australian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Xavier Rudd, who plays Wellington tonight, was inspired by a unique encounter in the middle of nowhere with a red-tailed black cockatoo. “It’s very powerful that song, Spirit Bird,” Rudd explains.
Writer/director Mike Mills’s Beginners features a gay widower, Hal , coming out of the closet at 75. His grown son Oliver stands by bemused as his father rips through a bucket list he’s been secretly adding to through 45 years of straight marriage.
I’m walking up to a starbucks with Howard Schultz when we spot a barista standing in the parking lot, passing 11 cups of coffee through a car window. “I’ve never seen that,” says Schultz, who took over Starbucks in 1987 and transformed it from a six-shop seller of beans into a thread that runs through our social tapestry
On Friday morning, walking through the Alberta area of Tuscaloosa, I saw a man sifting through the rubble of what used to be Affordable Mini Storage. He was going through the remains of his storage unit, searching for anything salvageable in the post-apocalyptic landscape of our home town.
Burt Reynolds checked into a drug rehab clinic “to regain control of his life” after becoming addicting to painkillers prescribed following back surgery, his manager said. A short statement, issued by manager Erik Kritzer on Wednesday, did not say when or where Reynolds entered rehab.
In 2004, a bullet ripped away Connie Culp’s nose, cheeks and upper jaw.