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No Brian Epstein? No Beatles!

Martin Lewis | Posted 04.15.2014 | Entertainment
Martin Lewis

Put simply -- The Beatles changed the world. But Brian Epstein's gift was that he changed them. And gave them the pathway to reach us.

Cherrytree Records Extravaganza: Ivy Levan and Sting Set to Rock Beatles on Letterman; RAC Readies New Album; Much More

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 04.06.2014 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Remember when you first heard "Roxanne"? I do. I was a child in a record store without a clue about the song's theme. Not sure I could've identified reggae, let alone purloined reggae. But I well recall my impression.

The Irony Lady: In Defense of Margaret Thatcher...

Martin Lewis | Posted 06.08.2013 | World
Martin Lewis

The world's heart is heavy as we have learned of the death of the most brilliant leader the world has even known - the blessed Margaret. It was the saintly Margaret who rescued Britain from its dire position at the end of the 1970s and restored it to its former glory.

Long Live Rock! A Beatle, a Stone and an Animal Salute The Who's Pete Townshend (VIDEO)

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 04.05.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

To know Pete Townshend a little is to love him. And to know Pete Townshend a lot (as guitarist, singer, rocker, lyricist, poet, author, producer, philanthropist and, objectively-speaking, visionary) is to love him even more.

Lightning and the Lightning Bug

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 07.17.2012 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

The purpose of analyzing and taking things apart is to put it all back together and see the whole anew (arriving where we started and knowing it for the first time, to borrow from T. S. Eliot).

Pete Seeger -- Forever Young At 92 -- Salutes Bob Dylan 50th Anniversary

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.16.2012 | Entertainment
Martin Lewis

2012-03-16-Screenshot20120316at2.39.35PM.jpgIt's the 50th anniversary of the release of Bob Dylan's first album. Time may be relative -- but that's a landmark any way you slice it.

Martin Lewis Exposed on WikiLeaks!

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Martin Lewis

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Mods & Rockers Film Festival XI: Murray Lerner Love Fest

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Gregory Weinkauf

The grand finale of L.A.'s eleventh annual Mods & Rockers Film Festival on Sunday night featured a triple-feature treasure trove of concert films.

Amnesty Salutes Its Secret Policemen

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

The Secret Policeman's Film Festival celebrates three decades of comedy and music in service of Amnesty's efforts round the world.

30 Years of Mocking and Rocking

Brad Schreiber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Schreiber

Beyond a brain-melting display of world-class comedians and musicians, the Secret Policeman's Film Festival provides insight into the creative process.

Having a Secret Policeman's Ball

Brad Schreiber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Schreiber

Martin Lewis is a multi-headed entertainment serpent no longer interested in being a mere producer but is bent on some plan for world domination.

Smile and Say "Cleese!" - How the Secret Policeman Mocks, Rocks and Shocks

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gregory Weinkauf

Long ago on a smallish, awkwardly-shaped but somewhat culturally-significant island in the dismal North Sea, Peter Cook hosted a spoof awards show to anyone who featured in the 1981 Amnesty benefit show.