News …

Juno Awards fall in love with FeistToronto Star

Los Angeles Times retracts entire Tupac Shakur story. Paper says it wasn’t “credible” – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

Release of early Beatles tapes delayed – Associated Press

Memoir claims Pavarotti faked his last performance – The Times Online U.K.

Britain challenges court decision allowing Snoop Dogg to enter country – Associated Press

A few minutes with Gnarls BarkleyThe New York Times (registration may be required)

Views …

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band in San Jose – ” … seemed like he was having a blast being onstage on Saturday …” – San Jose Mercury News – (registration may be required)

Jackson Browne in Providence – ” … resulted in was a romp through his back catalogue of the type that most artists say they ‘wish’ they could do but in recent years only Elton John has done.”The Providence Journal

Ray Davies in Philadelphia – ” … looked in fine form: trim, dressed in a stylish suit coat and crisp white shirt, his modish bob spiked.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer

B.B. King in Fort Worth – “He’s a certifiable legend, closing in on six decades of making music, but he’s far from ready for mothballs.” – Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Okkervil River in Dallas – “The Austin-based Okkervil brought its indefinable passions to the Granada on Saturday night and showed that the best sounds still fall outside the realm of easy classification.” – The Dallas Morning News (registration may be required)

Doug Kershaw in Greeley, CO – ” … he danced around the stage like a man half his age.” – Greeley Tribune

They Say It’s Their Birthday … (Or so says Associated Press)

Ravi Shankar is 88

Bobby Bare is 73

Charlie Thomas (The Drifters) is 71

Patricia Bennett (Chiffons) is 61

John Oates (Daryl Hall & John Oates) is 59

John Dittrich (Restless Heart) is 57

Janis Ian is 57

Mark Kibble (Take 6) is 44