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  • 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: Remembering a bluegrass and American music legend

     
    Remembering bluegrass banjo player Earl Scruggs, who died on Wednesday at age 88. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts explores the legendary American musician's influence....
  • Earl Scruggs, bluegrass legend, dies at age 88

     
    Earl Scruggs: Bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs has died at 88....
  • Rest in peace, Earl Scruggs

     
    With apologies to Les Paul, Eric Clapton or any other guitar hero you could name, it would be well nigh impossible to find anyone who singularly became identified with a musical genre and a particular instrument more than Earl Scruggs. Scruggs and his...
  • Sunshine State music fests mix sound, scenery

    Sunshine State music fests mix sound, scenery
    The weather has been occasionally inhospitable in the past month, at least by our wimpy Sunshine State standards, but soon it will be spring and there's no better time to be outdoors in Florida. That also means it's the perfect time of year for outdoor...
  • L.A. Story

    L.A. Story
    Rock stars, Jazzers, Pachucos...they may have grown up somewhere else quaint, like Sandusky, Ohio, or Canada, but they made their mark here—lived, created and died here. Music is as much a part of the L.A. legacy as film and television. From the bebop...
  • PASSINGS: Bill Monroe, John Strauss

    PASSINGS: Bill Monroe, John Strauss
    Bill Monroe Host of NBC's 'Meet the Press' Bill Monroe, 90, who hosted the long-running Washington political television show "Meet the Press" for nearly a decade, died Thursday at a Washington-area nursing home. Monroe was the NBC show's fourth...
  • Get The Ink Out: 'No Lunch Lunch' honors food bank's mission

    Get The Ink Out: 'No Lunch Lunch' honors food bank's mission
    Editor's note: This corrects the amount Wal-mart is donating and the spelling of Thad Foret and Isabel's name, and adds in a link to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. A plethora of Orange County business and political leaders and...
  • Scott Cooper: The body and soul behind 'Crazy Heart'

     
    The critics have been raving nonstop, and rightfully so, over Jeff Bridges' peerless performance in "Crazy Heart" as Bad Blake, the burned-out country music star who finds himself running on empty, reduced to playing bowling alleys as he tries to......
  • King vs. King: Debating Elvis Presley's best songs

     
    This Friday is Elvis Presley's 75th birthday, and plenty of commemoration, criticism, hand-wringing and navel-gazing marks the occasion. (I'm not immune -- see my piece as part of our Presley Package in Friday's Calendar section.) No matter how you...
  • Sarsgaard as bluegrass legend Bill Monroe?

     
    OK, so much about this project just leaps off the page as too off-the-wall to be believed. Callie Khouri from Thelma and Louise is rewriting a script for a film biography of bluegrass icon Bill Monroe. Odd. Peter Sarsgaard is on board to star as the...