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  • New Riders of the Purple Sage In Fairfield

    New Riders of the Purple Sage In Fairfield
    At the end of the 1960s, San Francisco's New Riders of the Purple Sage formed somewhere at the nexus of psychedelic rock and Bakersfield country. A fluid, early lineup overlapped with the Grateful Dead — Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Donna Jean Godchaux all recorded and performed with NRPS at some point — and now, only David Nelson still performs with NRPS. But except for a brief period in the early 2000s, NRPS has rolled on, behind signature hits "Panama Red" and "Lonesome L.A. Cowboy," all these years. They'll be at Fairfield Theatre Company's StageOne on Sunday.
  • Don Nelson dies at 86; writer for 'Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet'

    Don Nelson dies at 86; writer for 'Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet'
    Don Nelson, a screenwriter, film producer and musician who co-wrote scripts for "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" — the classic American television series centered on his brother Ozzie's family — as well as for more than two dozen other...

    Mesa Musings: David Nelson was the best role model

    Last week I experienced one of life's poignant little moments. Leafing through the Jan. 12 edition of the Los Angeles Times, I came across an obituary for David Nelson ("TV family's last surviving star," LAT Extra). I spent a few moments in reverie and...

    Gone, but not forgotten, in 2011

    Year-ending memories include those of people who made marks in entertainment before passing. In 2011, they included a significant number of behind-the-scenes talents whose television efforts endure. Andy Rooney: It's a sad irony that the pundit's death...

    Brand X Files: Ted Williams detained. David Nelson dies. Free Flying Lotus.

    Ted Williams detained: The golden-voiced overnight star is already running into trouble, getting detained after an alleged argument with his daughter in a hotel room. Neither pressed charges -- and both have already done interviews with "Entertainment...