San Francisco events for May 2, 2013. Read More
Unsurprisingly, a new study has concluded that thrashing your skull in time to an average 145-beats-per-minute speed-metal song can potentially cause serious neck and head injuries, even whiplash or stroke. Slayer frontman Tom Araya already received the bulletin, loud and clear.
“Headbanging is dangerous,” says the fearsome-voiced singer, who recently had to cancel dates to undergo emergency treatments for neck and back problems. Read More
The only “Wedding Bell Blues” for Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr., who perform this weekend at Yoshi’s in Oakland, are the ones in the hit song they recorded in 1969.
The pair has been wed for more than 40 years.
It’s not all been bliss, but they worked through the hard times and literally wrote the book on maintaining a successful relationship with “Up, Up and Away: How We Found Love, Faith and Lasting Marriage in the Entertainment World.” Read More
There’s a graciousness to conversation with Trini Lopez that flies in the face of today’s sound-bite-driven, self-obsessed world of showbiz.
“May I tell you a story?” he asks, and the pause lengthens to the point where you realize the question is sincere.
Lopez, who makes his Rrazz Room debut this week, has many stories to tell from both before and after his debut album — filled with hits such as “La Bamba” and “If I Had a Hammer” — made him a name a half-century ago. Read More
Broadway’s current lineup includes a number of famous movie titles crafted or crammed onto musical adaptations — "Ghost," "Sister Act" and ‘Priscilla, Queen of the Desert." So it seems only fair that traffic should flow in both directions, which it does with "Rock of Ages," the star-studded film adaptation of the still-running Broadway musical opening this week.
It’s a traditional boy-meets-girl story, set with tongue Read More
Etta James' performance of the enduring classic "At Last" was the embodiment of refined soul: Angelic-sounding strings harkened the arrival of her passionate yet measured vocals as she sang tenderly about a love finally realized after a long and patient wait. Read More
With glittering fireworks and star-studded celebrations from New Zealand to Times Square, the world eagerly welcomed a new year and hoped for a better future Saturday, saying goodbye to a year of hurricanes, tsunamis and economic turmoil that many would rather forget. Read More
In the little town of Bethlehem, a cloistered nun whose luminous blue eyes entranced Elvis Presley in his first on-screen movie kiss is praying for a Christmas miracle.
Dolores Hart, who walked away from Hollywood stardom in 1963 to become a nun in rural Bethlehem, Conn., now finds herself back in the spotlight. But this time it's all about serving the King of Kings, not smooching the King of Rock and Roll. Read More
A probation report says the doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson was listed as suicidal in jail records before his sentencing. But a spokesman for Dr. Conrad Murray says the physician remains resilient.
The report was released Tuesday after Murray was sentenced to four years behind bars. It states that jail records showed the 58-year-old doctor was classified as "mentally disturbed" and "suicidal." Read More
The doctor convicted in the overdose death of Michael Jackson was sentenced to the maximum four years behind bars Tuesday by a judge who denounced him as a reckless physician whose actions were a "disgrace to the medical profession."
Dr. Conrad Murray sat stoically with his hands crossed as Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor repeatedly chastised him for what he called a "horrific violation of trust" while caring for Jackson. Read More