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Saturday Sep 13 | Something Else! Reviews

'It's a common urban myth': Micky Dolenz says the...

Micky Dolenz still bristles when the Monkees are referred to as the pre-Fab Four, meant to be a ready-made American version of the Beatles. "It's a common urban myth," Dolenz tells WGN .

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Related Topix: Comedy, The Monkees, Entertainment, Television, Pop/Rock

Fri Sep 12, 2014

SILive.com

Staten Island Makerspace teams with NYC Parks to collect 'Junk' for Freshkills Park 'Sneak Peak'

Relax: The former landfill on S.I.'s West Shore is still being transformed into a park three times the size of Central Park. In fact, the 5th annual "Sneak Peak" of the ongoing project at 250 Wild Ave. in Travis is already booked.

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Related Topix: Staten-Island, NY, New York, NY, Pop/Rock, Celebrities, Melanie Brown, Geri Halliwell, Entertainment

Hemmings Auto Blogs

Cashing in: The Man in Black's 1970 Rolls-Royce heads to auction

On the outside, Johnny Cash was a troubadour for the common man, his songs often painting a picture of blue-class struggles, with his all-black wardrobe representing "the poor and the beaten-down." In his downtime, however, the country music great had a penchant for Rolls-Royce automobiles, including a maroon stretch limousine built from a 1970 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow LWB and a second 1970 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, in black, given to him by ABC Studios.

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Related Topix: Johnny Cash, Country, Painting, Arts, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Roy Orbison, Pop/Rock

Examiner.com

Today in Rock: September 12

On this day in 1966 The Monkees TV show makes its debut, with 4 actors chosen to portray a pop band based on The Beatles . While The Monkees are a fictional band, they become very real, and eventually play on their own recordings instead of studio musicians.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The White Stripes

Thu Sep 11, 2014

KRCR

On this day: September 12

John F. Kennedy marries Jackie, "Lassie," "The Monkees," "Bonanza" and "Taxi" all premiere on TV, and The Man in Black dies, all on this day.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock

Wed Sep 10, 2014

World Magazine

A cosmic cowboy's tales of the road

Michael Martin Murphey's best-known song, "Wildfire," was a huge radio hit in 1975, but Murphey has had a long and varied career. One of his early successes was "What Am I Doing Hangin' Round," which was a hit for The Monkees in 1967.

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Related Topix: Michael Martin Murphey, Country, Pop/Rock, The Rolling Stones

Tue Sep 09, 2014

LocalOnlineNews.tv

Comedy is Hard Opening at The Ivoryton Playhouse

The world premiere of a brand new play by acclaimed writer of The Simpsons, Mike Reiss, will take place at the historic Ivoryton Playhouse in Ivoryton, CT. Previews begin September 24th - the play opens on September 26th and runs through October 12th.

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Related Topix: Ivoryton, CT, Comedy, The Monkees, Entertainment, Television, Pop/Rock, Three's Company, Joyce DeWitt

Sat Sep 06, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

World Premiere of New Play Comedy is Hard! Starring Micky Dolenz and...

The world premiere of a brand new play by acclaimed writer of The Simpsons, Mike Reiss , will take place at the historic Ivoryton Playhouse in Ivoryton, CT. Previews begin September 24th - the play opens on September 26th and runs through October 12th.

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Related Topix: Comedy, The Monkees, Entertainment, Television, Ivoryton, CT, Pop/Rock, Three's Company, Joyce DeWitt

Thu Sep 04, 2014

Something Else! Reviews

'I opened for the elephant': Micky Dolenz on his long musical journey to the Monkees

The narrative on the Monkees was always that they were actors, at least at first, portraying musicians . Not so, at least in the case of Micky Dolenz.

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Related Topix: Comedy, The Monkees, Entertainment, Television, Pop/Rock, Micky Dolenz

Steven Rubio's Online Life

throwback a-vo-dee-oh-doe

In 1966, the song "Winchester Cathedral" was a worldwide smash, selling 3 million records. The artist's name on the label was The New Vaudeville Band, which didn't really exist, although one was formed for touring purposes after the record became a surprise hit.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Examiner.com

More fun than a barrel of Monkees

"Sugar Sugar" by The Archies gave music mogul Don Kirshner an opportunity to work with a cartoon band rather than a live one.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Oldies, The Archies, Comedy, The Monkees, Entertainment, Television

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Something Else! Reviews

'Oh, my God - talk about a redirection': Micky...

During the periods in which Micky Dolenz wasn't making a career with the Monkees, he's typically busied himself with television production, film acting and stage work.

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Related Topix: Comedy, The Monkees, Entertainment, Television, Horror Movies, Short, Comedy Movies, Head, Musical Movies, Micky Dolenz, Pop/Rock, Frank Zappa

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Stranger

The Real Motor City Madman: Documentary Profiles Detroit Punk Legend John Brannon

Some of the most ferocious and vital punk came out of Detroit in the early '80s.

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Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Pop/Rock

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Something Else! Reviews

Odd Couples: Lana Del Rey's "Cruel World" vs. the...

Many North Americans got their first exposure to the phenomenon known as Lana Del Rey when she became one of the few artists to perform on Saturday Night Live before her major label recording was even released.

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Related Topix: Lana Del Rey, Pop/Rock, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Science / Technology, Inventions, Micky Dolenz

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Something Else! Reviews

'I said - Honey, can you cut this?' The...

The Monkees' music was certainly inspired by their life and times - as heard on tracks like 1967's Micky Dolenz original 'Randy Scouse Git' - and then so was their memorable sense of fashion.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

Anorak

In Praise of The Monkees: The Brilliant Top 10 They Never Play On The Radio

ON this very day in 1968, the last episode of The Monkees TV show aired in the States.

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Related Topix: Comedy, The Monkees, Entertainment, Television, Pop/Rock, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, Davy Jones, Horror Movies, Short, Comedy Movies, Head, Musical Movies

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