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  • The punk band Emily’s Army will play at 3 p.m. on Father’s Day at the Hall of the Woods, 3712 Sapp Road. The four-piece band from Oakland, Calif., is made up of teens ranging in age from 15 to 17. Their debut album was released by Adeline Records on Tuesday.

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  • Dr. Charles Wagner recalled a guitar he received as an 11-year-old to illustrate a message of giving to others, then gave his graduates a surprise gift: strumming that same guitar while singing Green Day's "Good Riddance" (aka "The Time of Your Life").

    With that Wagner bid goodbye to WJCC Schools (he'll be an assistant superintendent in Gloucester) and to one of the most academically competitive classes in school history.

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  • Emily’s Army have a very cool retro garage rock sound to their tunes with some pop punk and surf vibes thrown into the mix as well. They are a very young band (15–17), but already have a few West Coast tours under their wheels. Named after the Becker boys’ cousin Emily, who has Cystic Fibrosis, the band and her foundation are working together to help find a cure for the horrible disease. I spoke with Cole Becker and Joey Armstrong about all things Emily’s Army including what it was like working with Joey’s father, Billie Joe Armstrong, who produced their new album Don’t Be a Dick.

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    June 15, 2011

    After the gods and the space adventurer comes the idiot. Besides American Gods, Playtone is also developing American Idiot, a screen version of the Broadway musical...

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  • When Oakland’s Historic Fox Theater reopened several years ago, following a forty-plus year hiatus, it sparked a renaissance in Oakland’s Uptown neighborhood. The area quickly filled with new bars, restaurants and its nightlife came to life.

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