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  • 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...
  • First Look: The Secret Sisters' PBS special from Hollywood

     
    Could it really be that in this age of pop music, often built on calculation and manipulation, that there’s still a place for bona-fide innocence? There is, at least in the parallel musical universe that producer T Bone Burnett is......
  • Pop-punkers, blues rockers among five more acts announced for SteelStacks

     
    ArtsQuest, the organization that brings you Musikfest, has announced five more acts signed to play the Musikfest Café at its soon-to-be-opened SteelStacks entertainment center in South Bethlehem — and they’re among the best revealed so far....
  • Grammys 2011: T Bone Burnett gets Recording Academy President's Special Merit Award, slams MP3 technology

     
    Awards season typically brings lots of glad-handing and self-congratulation, but producer T Bone Burnett showed little interest in engaging in the usual pleasantries Wednesday night at the Grammy Week Gala put on by the Recording Academy’s Producers &...
  • Inside the banjo players' studio: Ed Helms and Steve Martin talk frailing, fingering and timing

     
    This Sunday, Steve Martin headlines the final night of the Bluegrass Situation, a four-night festival curated by fellow actor and fellow banjo enthusiast Ed Helms. If it’s anything like the concert Martin did at the same festival last year, you........