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Manny Roth, a colorful club owner in Greenwich Village whose Cafe Wha? and its basement level stage was a rite of passage in the 1960s for Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Springsteen and many others, has died. He was 94. Roth, the uncle of Van Halen singer David Lee Roth, died...
Manny Roth, founder of the Greenwich Village club Café Wha?, has died. Roth, who gave early breaks to such future superstars as Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix and Bruce Springsteen, died July 25 at age 94. His daughter, Jodi Roth, said he died of natural causes at his home in Ojai,...
NEW YORK (AP) — Dick Wagner, the skilled guitarist who worked with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Kiss and Aerosmith, and also co-wrote many of Cooper's hits, died of respiratory failure Wednesday, his personal manager and business partner said Friday. He was 71. Susan Michelson,...
NEW YORK (AP) — Dick Wagner, the skilled guitarist who worked with Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Kiss and Aerosmith, and also co-wrote many of Cooper's hits, died of respiratory failure Wednesday, his personal manager and business partner said Friday. He was 71. Susan Michelson,...
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein doesn't know if this year will mark the end of a tradition dating back to the inaugural event 60 years ago: playing with his Newport All-Stars band. The jazz pianist-turned-impresario is scheduled to perform Sunday...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge says the widow of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray waited too long to file a lawsuit against Gray's former doctor. The Des Moines Register says ( http://dmreg.co/1s9iTxQ ) Polk County District Judge Dennis Stovall ruled earlier this week to dismiss a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Singers Katy Perry and Stevie Wonder joined other A-list celebrities, world-famous athletes and American legends who donned their best suits and gowns Thursday as President Barack Obama hosted a White House celebration honoring the Special Olympics. Nearly five...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge says the widow of Slipknot bassist Paul Gray waited too long to file a lawsuit against Gray's former doctor. The Des Moines Register says ( http://dmreg.co/1s9iTxQ ) Polk County District Judge Dennis Stovall ruled earlier this week to dismiss a...
NEW YORK (AP) — A group of young people at a New York City jail complex got some words of encouragement on Thursday from hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and actor LL Cool J. The two visited Riker's Island to mark the launch of a national anti-violence program from Simmons'...