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Today's word on journalism

Monday, October 22, 2007

Can't Scare the Old Gray Lady:

"Good journalism for an intelligent general audience is hard. And we’re really good at it. Taking on The Times is not as easy as waving a credit card and proclaiming yourself 'fair and balanced. . . .' We have every reason to feel confident that we can hold our own if [Rupert] Murdoch decides to build The Journal beyond its business-reader base. In all the Murdoch parlor-gaming, I don’t hear anyone suggesting that he would attempt to match the depth of our coverage in culture, science, education, health, religion, sports, lifestyle, etc., etc. Not to mention business coverage that even devout Journal readers find they can't afford to miss."

-- Bill Keller, editor, New York Times, on Murdoch's promised Wall Street Journal challenge to Times national dominance, Oct. 16, 2007


Osbourne, Zombie to perform in Salt Lake City in November

Rob Zombie / Photo courtesy of Zombie's label

September 24, 2007 | HOLLYWOOD -- Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie will perform Nov. 11 in Salt Lake City, tour organizers announced last week.

Osbourne’s North American tour will be in support of the new CD release Black Rain [Epic Records]. Aligning with Ozzy is the pioneer of new horror media and music, Rob Zombie. Zombie just released Halloween, premiering No. 1 at the box office. The film broke all Labor Day Weekend records while grossing an estimated $31 million.

As Halloween is well on its way toward cult status, Zombie once again takes his horror-show back on the road in support of the long awaited Zombie-Live, album, which will be released Oct. 23.

Recorded in 2006 during the tour supporting the Educated Horses album, which hit No. 5 on the Pop chart, Zombie-Live finds Zombie leading a supercharged band featuring guitarist John 5, bassist Piggy D and drummer Tommy Clufetos. It was produced by longtime co-writer and producer Scott Humphrey.

Zombie and his band will set the stage, turning the venues into what promoters call a funhouse of mystery and madness as creatures walk the stage of pyrotechnics, smoke and mirrors.

The tour is a two month alliance starting at the Key Arena in Seattle and will end Dec. 22 at Madison Square Garden in New York.



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