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Articles by Russ Kazmierczak Jr.

Did we kill Robin Williams?

August 16, 2014 – 4:00 pm |

A world without Robin Williams is one with a little less laughter.

The Monkees come to your town

August 9, 2013 – 8:23 am |

Forty years ago, the Monkees warned, “We may be coming to your town.”

How I met Davy Jones

August 7, 2013 – 11:20 am |

“Now that the party’s over,
now that the noise is through,
now that the room is empty
there’s only me and you . . .
There were so many people trying to talk to you,
telling you how they need …

DC Comics’ unsung heroes — The Monkees?

August 6, 2013 – 12:30 pm |

The Monkees, who are coming to the Mesa Arts Center this Friday, cornered the music and television market in the late 1960s, and their influence was felt all across pop culture, including the world of …

The Monkees’ humble beginnings — in Arizona?

August 5, 2013 – 7:49 pm |

The Monkees are coming to the Mesa Arts Center this Friday, in a tour that celebrates a nearly 50-year span of music that may have its roots right here in Arizona.
Or didn’t you know that …