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  • Chesapeake gospel group Paschall Brothers win National Endowment for the Arts fellowship

    Chesapeake gospel group Paschall Brothers win National Endowment for the Arts fellowship
    The Paschall Brothers, an a cappella gospel quartet based in Chesapeake with ties to Newport News, has won a prestigious prize from the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • Levon Helm dies at 71; drummer and singer with the Band

    Levon Helm dies at 71; drummer and singer with the Band
    Levon Helm is most widely known for the songs he sang that found their way onto the pop charts during his long tenure as drummer and singer for the Band: "Up On Cripple Creek," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and "Don't Do It," earthy and infectious...

    Earl Scruggs laid a foundation for others to build on, Marty Stuart says

     
    Earl Scruggs created a foundation for progressive musicians to build on. Bela Fleck is an example of one who took the banjo to new heights because of what Earl Scruggs created before him.

    Earl Scruggs dies at 88; banjo legend was half of Flatt & Scruggs

    Earl Scruggs dies at 88; banjo legend was half of Flatt & Scruggs
    Bill Monroe, the man widely acknowledged as the father of bluegrass music, was in search of a new banjo player for his famed Blue Grass Boys when a young musician turned up backstage at Nashville's celebrated Ryman Auditorium during a 1945 Grand Ole...

    Bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs dies at 88

    Bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs dies at 88
    Bluegrass legend and banjo innovator Earl Scruggs died of natural causes on March 28 at a Nashville hospital. He was 88-years-old. Scruggs' son, Gary Scruggs who played the bass guitar with his father, said that he had been in failing health for some...