| Mar 12, 2008
The tip came from a "Rhone Ranger," one of the original pioneers of Rhone-style winemaking in California. A gruff fellow, not one to wax poetic, he called to carry on about a little place he'd just discovered, a cowboy steakhouse with a nostalgic vibe and...
| May 30, 2008
There's cause to celebrate any time a musical juggernaut as meticulously planned and well-oiled as one of today's arena pop concert tours deviates from the script.
Even when, as was the case at Kenny Chesney's show Wednesday at Staples Center, the...
| Jun 8, 2008
A Guitar and a Pen
Stories by Country Music's Greatest Songwriters
Edited by Robert Hicks, John Bohlinger
and Justin Stelter
Center Street: 258 pp., $23.99
O irony of ironies.
Here I spend half my life trying to pass as a member of the...
| Jun 15, 2008
IT TAKES a certain sort of idiot bravery (brave idiocy?) to board a small plane with a music star. There's just too much grim history to keep you on the tarmac. But what sort of lunatic would get into a plane with a rock star as the pilot?
| Mar 8, 2009
Irby Mandrell, who taught his daughter Barbara to play an array of musical instruments at the shop he ran in Oceanside, then helped guide her country singing career as her longtime manager, has died. He was 84.
Mandrell died Thursday at Baptist...
| Feb 14, 2010
If you're headed to see the Dodgers in Glendale, Ariz., this spring, know that there's plenty to do besides baseball. About a two-hour drive south from Glendale, a Phoenix suburb, is Tucson, one of the Cactus League's two original towns.