| Jun 14, 2011
| 6:48 AM
It's been called swamp rock, folk punk, streetgrass, steampunk rock and a dozen other names as writers and sundry other music enthusiasts have sought to describe the sound emanating from Lake Worth. In an article a couple of weeks ago, I called it “...
| Dec 11, 2011
The members of the folk group the Highwaymen were freshmen in the same fraternity at Wesleyan University in Connecticut when they came together to perform at a campus party in 1958.
By their senior year, the quintet had a No. 1 single with their haunting...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 10:25 PM
Here come the would-be blockbusters. The music industry inevitably rolls out new releases by its biggest artists in the fall, just in time for holiday gift-giving. This year is no exception, with studio albums expected from Drake and Mary J. Blige; a host...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 6:26 AM
If you could care less about this year's Grammys (wouldn't blame you there) or the Allen Stone show at the 8x10 isn't your thing, there's the Umphrey's McGee show at Rams Head Live on Sunday night.
I've made the mistake of calling Umphrey's a "jam band"...
| Nov 4, 2011
Character actor in dozens of TV, film projects
Sid Melton, 94, a character actor perhaps best known for his roles in the hit television shows "Green Acres" and "The Danny Thomas Show," died of pneumonia Wednesday at Providence St. Joseph...
| Nov 6, 2011
Bernard G. Sarnat
Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, research scientist
Dr. Bernard G. Sarnat, 99, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and research scientist who advanced the study of facial deformities, died of respiratory failure Oct. 21 in Los Angeles, his...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 2:01 PM
Music remains her mainstay, but LeAnn Rimes says the occasional acting role is nice, too.
The country singer has left the other profession largely to husband Eddie Cibrian, recently of NBC's "The Playboy Club," but she's headlining a new TV movie for...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 5:50 PM
Jake Owen, the Florida-raised country music star whose biggest hit, the platinum-selling “Bare Foot Blue Jean Night,” includes the refrain “Never gonna grow up! Never gonna slow down!,” is pulled over on the side of the road,...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 8:58 AM
Brad Paisley's cowboy hat, down-home West Virginian accent and narrative themes reinforce his identity as a country artist. But for nearly two hours Saturday at a packed Wrigley Field, the singer's skillful guitar leads showed that, at heart, he's a...
| Nov 17, 2012
If singer-songwriter Keller Williams lingers too long in any specific music genre, the casually versatile performer admits he'll probably lose interest.
"I haven't been officially diagnosed with ADD, but I suspect it, and I mean that in the nicest...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 2:37 PM
Aaron Lewis is the tatted-out frontman for the multiplatinum-selling rock outfit Staind. You can now add "authentic country artist" to his description.
Moonlighting from his hard-rock day job, Lewis made a splash in the country world when his 2011...