Big Star

Two outstanding releases highlight the immensely influential music of Chris Bell and Big Star. more

Jan 30, 2018 4:34 PM Album Reviews

The Wooldridge Brothers looked to the ghosts of drive-in theaters, and the spirit of Big Star and R.E.M., on their summery new album, Stars At Dusk. more

Aug 1, 2017 1:28 PM Music Feature

The shorthand for Alex Chilton is that he experienced his career in reverse.In 1967, as the 16-year-old singer for The Box Tops, Chilton had a number-one hit with “The Letter.” He followed that group with the critically more

Apr 14, 2014 12:00 AM Books

Tribute shows are a dime a dozen on just about any concert calendar, but they usually don’t offer much in the way of variety, mostly sticking to big, marketable musical brands—your Elvises, Beatles and Pink more

Dec 26, 2013 2:32 AM Local Music

Time was you could buy still-sealed Big Star albums in used record shops in Appleton or resale bookstores in more

Aug 4, 2013 11:42 PM Album Reviews

<em>The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel</em>, already screening in some bigger cities, promises to be a decent movie for adult audiences. Director John Madden won an Oscar for <em>Shakespeare in Love</em> and his castincluding Judi Dench, Bill Nighy an.. more

Apr 29, 2012 12:14 PM I Hate Hollywood

Without resorting to pure hyperbole, I'm trying to find a big statement to honor Alex Chilton, the Big Star singer/songwriter who died of an apparent heart attack at age 59 today, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, but I'll play it safe a.. more

Mar 19, 2010 2:12 AM On Music

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Oct 4, 2009 12:00 AM Album Reviews 1 Comments

It's unlikely that snow-blowing will ever become a Winter Olympic sport, and that is a shame. Picture ten of the world's best blowers lined up on a track, roaring, revving and jumping at the start. Envis,Sports more

Jan 5, 2009 12:00 AM More Sports 4 Comments