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“The Rolling Stone Covers Tour”
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There was a time when it was worth singing about: The formerly and currently obscure band Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show made it to both the charts and “The Cover of the Rolling Stone” with its 1973 paean to the “premier chronicler of rock ‘n’ roll.” As has been pointed out recently, the way to become a cover icon is to be a nearly naked female TV or movie star. The title of the press release sent to Washington City Paper neatly sums up the state of affairs: “AT&T’s Sponsorship of ‘The Rolling Stone Covers Tour’ in Partnership with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame + Museum.” It seems that the “college market is very important to AT&T.” Abrams has published a companion book that is “A Selection of the Literary Guild and the Doubleday Book Club, A Dividend Selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club and a Selection of the Quality Paperback Book Club.” And in a “Note to Editors,” we learn that “Rolling Stone is the definitive source of music and information and popular culture trends.” I canceled my subscription years ago. Still, if you are part of the college market, or you intend to take the family on a vacation to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame + Museum, or if you just want to see a bunch of nearly-naked female TV and movie stars, this is the place to be. Rock out! From 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday, April 7-9, at the Washington Convention Center, 9th & G Sts. NW. Free. (202) 371-4200. (Dave Nuttycombe)