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Beatles Rock Band Midnight Release Party

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Lackluster Blockbuster, 17945 Chatsworth St., (near Zelzah), is having a midnight release party for The Beatles Rock Band tonight.

CSUN Performing Arts Calendar -- Get Out The Geritol

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Two glossy new CSUN Performing Arts mailers arrived in my mailbox last week, and although I'm sure the new Valley Performing Arts Center will be the biggest thing to hit Northridge since the quake, most of this season's Plaza Del Sol offerings skew way too lemon party for my taste.

When the Tom Waits'-written musical The Black Rider came to the Ahmanson a couple of years ago, the Ahmanson's directors were exited that it brought in a rare and desirable demographic: the young theatergoer. But a look at CSUN's schedule this season proves that despite being right in the middle of a college campus, they've no interest in drawing an audience that isn't drawing Social Security. I'd be surprised if anyone under the age of 60 would be terribly interested in going to shows like The Count Basie Orchestra, Maureen McGovern: A Long And Winding Road, The Capitol Steps, or Debbie Reynolds.

When CSUN recently hosted a talk by John Waters, it gave me hope that the…