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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • November 24 - Music from Scott Lindsey

    November 24 - Music from Scott Lindsey
    Scott Lindsey is a country music singer from Kentucky. From Scott Lindsey's MySpace: Scott Lindsey comes from the country. Born in Beaver Dam, Kentucky, in the same county as Bluegrass legend Bill Monroe and raised just down a country road from Merle...
  • 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......
  • A Promising Night Unravels

    The 12th annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction dinner on Tuesday may have been held on the edge of Lake Erie, but there was a strong California spirit for much of the night in the grand ballroom of the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. Too bad there...