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  • Country music's cradle

    Country music's cradle
    The double yellow line painted along the middle of State Street in downtown Bristol doesn't simply provide direction for motorists. It's also the state line. The businesses on the south side of the street are in Tennessee. Just steps to the north lies Virginia.
  • Music pioneer is seasoned and smart

    Music pioneer is seasoned and smart
    Sue Smart's birthday was three months ago, but she's still celebrating. At 84, the Toluca Lake resident is rather busy in her 50th year as a country-music professional. A longtime fixture on the Bakersfield scene with her late husband Del, Smart has...

    Jim Lange dies at 81; best-known as host of 'The Dating Game'

    Jim Lange dies at 81; best-known as host of 'The Dating Game'
    Jim Lange was the original and best-known host of a television show that has come to be identified with the swinging late 1960s and 1970s: "The Dating Game." "We were really the first reality show," he said in a 2002 Times interview, "paving the way for...

    Doug Dillard dies at 75; banjo player, member of the Dillards band

    Doug Dillard dies at 75; banjo player, member of the Dillards band
    Bluegrass banjo pioneer Earl Scruggs answered a knock at the door of his Nashville home in 1953 to find an eager-looking banjo enthusiast on the porch asking Scruggs to put a set of his special tuner keys on the young man's instrument. "He was so...

    Album review: Tom Morello, 'Union Town'

    Album review: Tom Morello, 'Union Town'
    2.5 stars (out of 4)   Besides his not-insignificant role in Rage Against the Machine as one of the most innovative guitarists of the last 20 years, Tom Morello has had a long history as an activist. It’s part of his family’s DNA; his...