John Hughes.When news broke yesterday about the death of director John Hughes at age 59, I couldn't help thinking back on my brief encounter with the maker of iconic '80s teen flicks such as Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
The year was 1985, and I was living ... More >>
An image from the Jacksons' 1984 Victory tour.
Regrets: I've had a few. And one of them is not going to see Michael Jackson in concert when I had free tickets to do so.
The year was 1984, and to make money while attending UCLA, I worked at the famous (and now long gone) Tower Records branch on L.A ... More >>
Elvis Perkins, right, and the other members of Elvis Perkins in Dearland.
Not surprisingly, the leader of Elvis Perkins in Dearland (a band headlining the hi-dive on Friday, May 8) is none other than Elvis Perkins, a singer-songwriter of uncommon depth and gravitas. Find out for yourself by reading ... More >>