Music vet and New Times scribe Lee Zimmerman offers his insights, opinions, and observations about the local scene. This week: a publicist's pitch gets my attention...
Being a writer and reviewer, I get all kinds of pitches from publicists and record label representatives, most of them clamoring ... More >>
Last week was a kooky time for music and fashion. These two creative arenas are always linked in both ugly and sometimes pretty ways. Musicians think that can design, and since they're rich, they often do. Luckily, fewer designers think they can sing. Although, Tommy Hilfiger singing "You're All ... More >>
Suffice it to say, the world lost one of its great voices when Etta James died last week, only a few days prior to her 74th birthday. Born Etta Jamesetta Hawkins on January 25, 1938, she became one of the most influential female performers of all time, a daring diva who was able to transcend R&am ... More >>
Chances are, if you came of age in the '80s, you heard the songs of Patricia Mae Andrzejewski on the radio. Only you came to know her by her professional name, Pat Benatar. Born January 10, 1953, she dominated the airwaves throughout much of that decade, scoring a pair of multi-platinum albums, f ... More >>
How many pumpkin faces can you identify?For Halloween, Clean Plate Charlie has selected a group of celebrities and newsworthy individuals that are scarier than any creature lurking in a shopping mall haunted house. See if you can guess whose eyes are lurking behind these jack-o'-lanterns (a ... More >>
Food lovers have many options for food- and drink-related Halloween costumes, from the stupid (hello, phallic mushroom) to the sublime (dressing as an undead Cookie Monster, for instance). The choices can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you've waited this long to figure things out. Why not narr ... More >>