UPDATE APR. 18 8:45 P.M.: Host and TV producer Dick Clark died Wednesday of a heart attack at the age 82. He was best known for his role in turning the American Bandstand television program from a local to national phenomenon during its continuous thirty-year run on ABC from 1957-1987. Nicknamed ... More >>
Yesterday, we published the first part of an interview with Matt Delmont, author of The Nicest Kids in Town: American Bandstand, Rock 'n' Roll, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in 1950's Philadelphia, where, contrary to Dick Clark's claims, he reveals how the iconic television show discriminated ... More >>
Dick Clark's American Bandstand television program is iconic, but was it really an early promoter of racial integration? The question is one extensively delved into by Scripps College American Studies Professor Matt Delmont in his new book The Nicest Kids in Town: American Bandstand, Rock 'n' Rol ... More >>
Looking back on her life in X makes Exene Cervenka uncomfortable
Ali SmithToday's Weekly features an interview with X singer-songwriter Exene Cervenka in advance of Friday night's KROQ Presents X-Mas With X at the Anaheim House of Blues, where a 25th anniversary screening of W.T. Morgan's excellent "rockumentary" X: The Unheard Music will be followed by a l ... More >>
Left photo courtesy of E! Entertainment; right photo courtesy of Orange Police DepartmentRyan Seacrest was allegedly stalked in Orange and Burbank by Chidi Benjamin Uzomah Jr.A 25-year-old Lakewood resident, who previously pleaded guilty in an Orange County courtroom to assault and weapons charge ... More >>
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