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  • SXSW 2014: Musicians to salute new Jimi Hendrix stamp in free concert

    SXSW 2014: Musicians to salute new Jimi Hendrix stamp in free concert
    The man who turned the National Anthem inside out with his performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Woodstock will become the latest musician to be honored by the U.S. Postal Service. A Jimi Hendrix Forever stamp will be introduced March 13 as part of the post office’s Music Icon series.
  • Appreciation: Franny Beecher, lead guitarist of Bill Haley's Comets

    Appreciation: Franny Beecher, lead guitarist of Bill Haley's Comets
    Other than die-hard fans and music journalists, few people would have recognized the name of Franny Beecher before stories surfaced Monday about his death at age 92. Beecher was the longtime lead guitarist of seminal rocker Bill Haley’s band, the...

    PASSINGS: Franny Beecher

    Franny Beecher, 92, a guitarist for Bill Haley and the Comets, who helped kick off the rock 'n' roll era with the hit "Rock Around the Clock" in 1955, died in his sleep Monday night at a nursing home near Philadelphia, his daughter Pauline Grinstead said....

    TV Picks: 'Breaking Bad' marathon, TCM musicals, Hulu comedies

    TV Picks: 'Breaking Bad' marathon, TCM musicals, Hulu comedies
    "Breaking Bad" marathon (AMC, Friday through Monday). For those whose year has been marred by not being able to discuss "Breaking Bad" at cocktail parties, AMC brings you the parting gift of a series marathon, airing from noon each day, Friday through...

    Oscars Outdoors goes back to the drive-in with 'American Graffiti'

     Oscars Outdoors goes back to the drive-in with 'American Graffiti'
    Where were you in the summer of '73? Like a lot of Americans, you might have been in a theater or drive-in movie basking in the nostalgic glow of "American Graffiti." George Lucas' enduring and endearing coming-of-age-story set during the course of...