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  • Emmylou Harris: Influences and albums

    The Parsons years Emmylou Harris might not have become an iconic country star if she hadn't met Gram Parsons. Known for forging the template of country-rock with bands such as the Flying Burrito Brothers, Parsons hired Harris as a duet partner for his...
  • Paul Simon biography due from author-critic Robert Hilburn

    Paul Simon biography due from author-critic Robert Hilburn
    Paul Simon’s life and music will be the subject of a new book from former Los Angeles Times pop music critic Robert Hilburn, author of the acclaimed 2013 biography “Johnny Cash: A Life.” “When one of the greatest songwriters...
  • Authorized Paul Simon biography to come from Robert Hilburn

    Authorized Paul Simon biography to come from Robert Hilburn
    Paul Simon is cooperating with writer Robert Hilburn for an authorized biography, publisher Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday. The Grammy-winning musician first hit the charts as half of the duo Simon & Garfunkel and has gone on to have a long solo...
  • Interviewing Eric Hutchinson: Singer says he learned from writing new disc, "Pure Fiction"

    Interviewing Eric Hutchinson: Singer says he learned from writing new disc, "Pure Fiction"
    When singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson’s newest album, “Pure Fiction” came out in April, it was less than two years after the release of his sophomore disc “Moving Up, Living Down.” That’s a quick turnaround for any...
  • Eight things Eric Hutchinson learning making new disc 'Pure Fiction'

    Eight things Eric Hutchinson learning making new disc 'Pure Fiction'
    When singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson's newest album, "Pure Fiction" came out in April, it was less than two years after the release of his sophomore disc "Moving Up, Living Down." That's a quick turnaround for any recording artist these days, but...
  • Paul Simon bassist celebrates end of apartheid

    Paul Simon bassist celebrates end of apartheid
    Apartheid is over, at least officially, in South Africa. Twenty years ago the country had its first all-race election that ended its system of segregation. Nelson Mandela was elected as the nation's first non-white president. Bakithi Kumalo lived in...
  • Texan helps make Mark Twain humor award happen

    WASHINGTON At the John F. Kennedy Center Concert Hall last week, it was all about Jay Leno. This year's winner of the nation's big comedy award, the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the comedian and former "Tonight Show" host was celebrated, mocked...
  • 'David Bowie Is': How do you fit a rocker into an art museum?

    'David Bowie Is': How do you fit a rocker into an art museum?
    Sometime soon, should you find yourself backstage at the Museum of Contemporary Art, wandering its administrative offices, be sure to look for the pencil drawing of David Bowie as a banana. It is not an official curated piece of museum art; rather, it...
  • Steve Martin, Edie Brickell take musical detour with 'Bright Star'

    Steve Martin, Edie Brickell take musical detour with 'Bright Star'
    In the basement of the House of Charm, watching a group of people sing and dance, Steve Martin consults his iPad and prepares, once again, to transform. Above him, Balboa Park goes about its business. Tourists arrive by red trolley, brides pose amid the...
  • Cyro Baptista brings circus of percussion to Easton

    Cyro Baptista brings circus of percussion to Easton
    It is a circus as much as a concert. Wearing colorful costumes, the players are singing, chanting, dancing, making percussive noises on anything from drums to homemade instruments, keeping rhythm by blowing across the tops of bottles, tap dancing and...
  • Closing Notes Of Ovation Plant: Memories And Music

    Closing Notes Of Ovation Plant: Memories And Music
    NEW HARTFORD — The last guitar was long gone by late-morning Friday at the Ovation Instruments plant. Just about everyone had said farewell a few weeks earlier, when production stopped. Back on that glum day, six or eight guys had climbed up...