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    March 27, 2015

    From Gilman Street to the Hall of Fame, one of rock’s greatest acts never really left where it started.

    Before they were “the guys from Green Day,” Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt had to bum a lot of rides to get to 924 Gilman Street. Armstrong and Dirnt were teenagers when the Berkeley music club, created in the spirit of the People’s Park movement of the 1960s, opened in 1986, and became the place for East Bay kids to plug in guitars and play punk songs in front of a crowd.

    The future rock legends, who lived a few miles away from the all-ages club, were initially denied when they tried

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  • As The Breakfast Club returns to theaters after 30 years, the movie's breakout star, Ally Sheedy, spoke to us about the teen classic and how it gave her cred with her genderqueer daughter.

    When you were thinking of the character, was "goth" a thing?
    I don't think so. Molly told me earlier that the Cure had some music out then, so that look was out there. But I didn't know the Cure. I don't know when the "goth" term happened, but it was afterwards. As well as emo and all that. I just wanted this character to look like the cool girl that hung out with the Beats.

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  • We're just one month away from the annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Every living artist entering the institution — a list that includes Green Day, Joan Jett and Bill Withers — is likely to be on hand, and they're going to be joined by Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Stevie Wonder, John Legend, John Mayer and many others. None of the new inductees are strangers to the stage — Paul and Ringo even played at Cleveland's Public Hall, site of this year's ceremony, back in 1964. So we've assembled 10 fantastic live performances from the new class.

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  • The lure of free food won out over the inconvenience of rain and mud as TV's Rachael Ray hosted her eighth annual Feedback food and music party at South By Southwest on Saturday (March 21) at Stubb's Barbeque.

    Despite intermittent rain throughout the six-hour, free and open to the public event – which has been a high-profile highlight of the annual SXSW schedule since its inception – lines stretched well beyond the entrance for much of the time.

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  • Writer-director Frank Whaley, primarily a busy film and TV actor ("Field of Dreams," "Ray Donovan"), has crafted a tender, evocative tale of an unlikely friendship in his fourth outing behind the camera, "Like Sunday, Like Rain."

    The title, which evokes some lost Neil Diamond song, refers to a music composition written by 12-year-old Reggie (Julian Shatkin), a cello prodigy and all-around brainiac who lives in hollow luxury on Manhattan's Upper West Side with his tense, dismissive mother, Barbara (Debra Messing).

    Then there's Eleanor (Leighton Meester), a 20ish waitress with a man-child

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