• A notice posted on the stage-door entrance at the immaculate Orpheum theater to smokers: Throw cigarette butts into the street. And while you re at it, why not dispose of your soda bottles and gum wrappers the same way as well?
  • Reporting from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York, where Memphis soulman supreme turned South Park Chef Isaac Hayes was recently honored, the CA's typically excellent music writer, Bill Ellis, noted, Hayes impact on popular music is too old. Clearly the victim of over- or under-zealous copy editors not hip to the argot, Ellis certainly meant to say, Hayes impact on popular music is 2 old-skool 2 B forgot-ten. Shut your mouth.
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