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Those saddened by the recent closing of the Music Box have reason to be cautiously hopeful: Goldenvoice reportedly has taken over the legendary Hollywood venue.
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UPDATE: Goldenvoice has released an official statement. See the bottom of the post.
Say it isn't so. The Music Box at The Fonda seems to have been shuttered overnight.
As our very own Lina Lecaro's blog LA Slush reported this morning, the legendary music venue on Hollywood Blvd. was packed up ea ... More >>
Via NBCUniversalTop Chef: Texas judges Gail Simmons, Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio.We've heard everything's bigger in Texas. That's a stereotype, and boy do those tend to piss off people. People like certain Dallas-based reporters who were on the Top Chef: Texas conference call with judges ... More >>
Art by Ben Chlapek, Courtesy of Gallery 1988
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Kevin ScanlonPee-Wee Herman, back on TV
The New York Times (yup, the NYT itself!) reports that "On Tuesday HBO said it would shoot the current Broadway production of "The Pee-wee Herman Show," which stars Paul Reubens as that impish man-child of its title, for a special to be shown next year ... More >>
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