News & Views

Best songs of 2008, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony divorce rumors, London Hippodrome’s shaky future and the oldest pop songs in history in News. Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Lil’ Wayne and The Flying Karamazov Brothers in Views.

News …

Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony on a fast train to splitsville? – New York Daily News

Photo: AP Photo
Held, at Olympic Stadium in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

What’s going to happen to London’s famed Hippodrome? – Guardian U.K.

Is Justin Vernon the epitome of a DIY artist? At least for this year? – The Wall Street Journal

The best songs of 2008? – New York Post

Talk about your “golden oldies.” Can you name the first pop song … ever?The Sydney Morning Herald

Views …

Mighty Mighty Bosstones in Cambridge, Massachusetts – “In raucous return to a tradition, everything old is fresh again.” – The Boston Globe

The Flying Karamazov Brothers in Dallas – “…amazingly, no one was even injured during the death-defyingly funny evening that found the boys juggling, among other objects, a meat cleaver, a flaming torch and sizable chunk of flesh-melting dry ice.” – Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Lil’ Wayne in Camden, New Jersey – “Anyone who has witnessed Wayne live can tell you his voice is a virtuoso’s, capable of weird, Dylan-like cragginess, Snoop Dogg’s slipperiness, and Miles Davis-esque subtleties.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer /

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

Paul Stookey is 71
Michael Nesmith is 66
Davy Jones is 63
Patti Smith is 62

Jeff Lynne is 61
Suzy Bogguss is 52
Tracey Ullman is 49
Rob Hotchkiss (Train) is 48
Jay Kay (Jamiroquai) is 39
Byron McMackin (Pennywise) is 39
Tyrese is 30

Photo: AP Photo / The Buffalo News
Do you hear the love? Tyrese does as he charms fans during the Kiss the Summer Hello concert at Six Flags Darien Lake in New York.

Tim Lopez (Plain White T’s) is 28