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Grateful Dead goodbye starts with parking lot busts, serious stage jams

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The undercover cops didn’t help the vibe, most of all for Moondog. They wore jeans and t-shirts and carried backpacks that made them look almost like everybody else, except not really. They wouldn’t talk to me as they scooped up the spoils of the copyright shakedown — pins and t-shirts — and Moondog, growing uglier by the second as he stood helplessly next to his camper, cursed out the Dead, mocked Bobby and Phil Lesh, then pledged to return next time with bags of heroin decorated with Jerry’s face. Ouch.

‘Terminator: Genisys’ is fresh start, even with Arnold

Emilia Clarke wasn’t even born when “The Terminator” came out in 1984. Nor, for that matter, was Jai Courtney. Jason Clarke was a 15-year-old high schooler in Australia, a world away from Hollywood but the ideal age to have his mind blown by director James Cameron’s story of a murderous cyborg from the future.

Rapper Rick Ross arrested on assault charges

ATLANTA — Warrants allege that rapper Rick Ross assaulted a man inside a guesthouse at his Georgia estate earlier this month, chipped the man’s teeth with a handgun and injured his jaw so badly that he was “restricted to soft foods and liquid diet.”

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Damien Rice breaks out of ‘Box’ he was in

Damien Rice has been stuck for about eight years. “Well I have tried but I don’t fit into this box I’m living with,” he sings on “The Box,” a song off his 2014 album, “My Favorite Faded Fantasy.” With the release of “Fantasy” and his subsequent tour, though, he seems to have broken out of his rut and into some new inspiration.