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  • Eddy Arnold, 89; country music's all-time hit maker

    Eddy Arnold, 89; country music's all-time hit maker
    Eddy Arnold, the most successful country hit maker of all time, who played a crucial role in transforming what had long been considered "hillbilly music" from a rural phenomenon into music with broad-based national appeal, died Thursday. He was 89, a week...
  • Joe Bowman dies at 84; sharpshooter was known as 'Master of Triggernometry'

    Joe Bowman dies at 84; sharpshooter was known as 'Master of Triggernometry'
    Joe Bowman, a nationally known Texas sharpshooter who could blast an aspirin to powder at 30 paces and split a playing card edgewise at 20, has died. He was 84. He had been in Albuquerque, where he had staged a fast-draw and sharpshooting exhibition...
  • PASSINGS

    Virginia Carroll Character actress and leading lady Virginia Carroll, 95, a movie character actress and B-western leading lady who appeared opposite cowboy stars such as Don "Red" Barry and Tex Ritter, died of natural causes July 23 in a Santa Barbara...
  • Monte Hale dies at 89; cowboy actor helped found Autry museum in L.A.

    Monte Hale, one of the last of Hollywood's celluloid "singing cowboys" and a founder of what is now the Autry National Center of the American West, has died. He was 89. Hale had been in failing health and died Sunday of age-related causes at his home...
  • Frank Bogert dies at 99; longtime mayor helped glamorize Palm Springs

    Frank Bogert dies at 99; longtime mayor helped glamorize Palm Springs
    Frank Bogert, the crusty ex-cowboy and longtime mayor of Palm Springs who helped turn the desert outpost into a glamorous destination for celebrities and tourists, died at his home Sunday after a brief hospitalization, according to city officials. He...
  • Nathan Scott dies at 94; film and TV composer, arranger and conductor

    Nathan Scott dies at 94; film and TV composer, arranger and conductor
    Nathan Scott, a film and television composer, arranger and conductor whose credits include composing music for the TV classics "Dragnet" and "Lassie," has died. He was 94. Scott, the father of jazz saxophonist and composer-arranger Tom Scott, died...
  • Chasing musical legends in Joshua Tree National Park

    Chasing musical legends in Joshua Tree National Park
    Typically, we go to the desert at least once a year. We love the expansive space, several of the inns and restaurants and, of course, the otherworldly foliage of Joshua Tree National Park. We also enjoy the musical legacy of Gram Parsons, the former...
  • Rimrock Ranch fuses urban design with the rugged high desert

    Rimrock Ranch fuses urban design with the rugged high desert
    HERE IN the high desert north of Palm Springs, the tranquillity may be inspirational, but the elements can be harsh. Coping with 100-plus heat one month, flurries of snow in another can prove tough for residents in the cramped, wooden homes typical of the...
  • Johnny Grant, 84; Hollywood's biggest promoter

    Johnny Grant, 84; Hollywood's biggest promoter
    Johnny Grant, who visited Hollywood in 1943 as a star-struck serviceman and returned to carve out a niche first as a radio and television personality and then as its honorary mayor and foremost booster, died Wednesday at the age of 84. Grant appeared...
  • Beige plague

    Beige plague
    Around every bend of the dirt road, Tom Warren recites another name, another date. The Sheep, the Amazon, the Winters, the Suzie. The list goes on and on. It is a chronicle of loss, of wildfires ravaging one of America's mythic landscapes, the sweeping,...
  • Jimmie Rodgers: A voice that carried

    Jimmie Rodgers: A voice that carried
    Bear Family Records' remarkable new release, "Let Me Be Your Sidetrack: The Influence of Jimmie Rodgers," makes a persuasive argument that Rodgers is one of the most important figures in the history of country music. According to the liner notes for...
  • Anaheim Supercross

    Saturday, February 7th, 2009 Monster Energy Supercross 12:30pm Practice/ Qualifying 7:00pm Show Starts Angel Stadium 2000 Gene Autry Way Anaheim, CA 92806   (714) 634-2000 http://www.supercrossonline.com Tickets for Anaheim #1:  $70Adult/ $70 Child -...