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Times Staff WriterPROMOTERS of this weekend's Stagecoach festival in Indio have cast their lasso far and wide to rope in a variety of talent to create an event showcasing the stylistic range and artistic ambition of all that can be considered country music today. From the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterCARLY SIMON isn't the first name you'd expect to find on a list of classic-rock superstars who keep tabs on " American Idol." "I tune in whenever I get a chance," she says in that signature dusky voice. "How could I not, when this season Brooke White sang...
Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman "The Fabled City" (Epic) * * * Some people think folk music is more honest than other forms, but it's also rich territory for alter egos. Bob Dylan called himself Blind Boy Grunt to continue making folk recordings as he...
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Stephen Bruton, a Texas musician long admired and much in demand as much for his astute guitar work as for his insights as a songwriter, died Saturday in Los Angeles of complications of cancer. He was 60. Bruton, who had played with Kris Kristofferson...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMaces Springs, Va. -- John R. Cash was born Feb. 26, 1932, which means a recent Saturday was somewhere around his 25,800th day on Earth. That he spent most of that day in a modest, two-story wood-frame house in a quiet Virginia valley says a lot about the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterHilburn worked with Michael Jackson during 1984 and early 1985 on a book Jackson is writing for Doubleday. Michael Jackson's $47.5-million purchase of the Beatles' song collection last month was the climax of 10 months of intense, complicated and...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMichael Jackson's $47.5-million purchase of the Beatles' song collection last month was the climax of 10 months of intense, complicated and confusing on-again, off-again negotiations. The package--of which the Beatles music was only part of the nearly 4,...
Lehigh Valley Music presents FESTBLOGA greatest hits concert by singer Jewel is kind of a misnomer. Yes, Jewel has had hits –seven that went Top 10 on Billboard’s Adult songs chart, including one, “You Were Meant for Me,” that went platinum. But in the......
HURON, S.D. -The South Dakota State Fair announces country legends Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers and Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives will perform on Friday, Aug. 30. Raised on gospel music, Larry, Rudy and Steve Gatlin began...
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Keith Urban has plans to take over Nashville once again, as he has announced the fourth-annual We’re All For The Hall benefit concert! This year’s show has adopted a “Rebels and Renegades” theme, to “celebrate the outlaws...
It’s just been announced that Richard Barone, leader of underrated New Wave band The Bongos (“In the Congo”) will be playing Café Nine on April 25. This illustrious booking will be cause for further praise and analysis as the date...
On this topic, the legendary Paul McCartney was right on the money: There's no way that the world has had enough of silly love songs. And what's wrong with that? Music won't add inches to your waistline, like a box of chocolates will. It won't wither...
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