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Kourtney Kardashian offered a glimpse at how Travis Barker is helping to ring in her 42nd birthday. The reality star took to Instagram on Saturday (April 17) to show off a grand floral arrangement that included an intricate hanging installation, giving Barker credit with a tag on the Instagram Story. She posted a black heart next to his name. Barker […]
It was 1970, and the composer John Adams was tripping on LSD. He was at the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont, and he wandered into a rehearsal for Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy,” with the eminent pianist Rudolf Serkin sitting at a Steinway. Adams saw — or thought he saw — the piano begin to stretch into a cartoonishly long limousine. A […]
He added, “I was very reluctant to say anything. We grew up in a culture where if you fell over and skinned your knee, you just get up, don’t cry and walk it off. There comes a point in your life where you can’t do that anymore and you need to stop and sort your s— out.” T.J. noted that […]
Rusty Young, a founding member of the popular country-rock group Poco and a key figure in establishing the pedal steel guitar as an integral voice in the West Coast rock of the late 1960s and ’70s, died on Wednesday at his home in Davisville, Mo. He was 75. His publicist, Mike Farley, said the cause was a heart attack. Mr. […]