| May 9, 2008
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...
| Jul 13, 2009
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...
| Jul 30, 2009
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...
| Mar 31, 2009
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...
| Mar 26, 2009
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...
| Mar 4, 2010
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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...
| Jun 6, 2010
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...
| Jul 17, 2008
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...
| Jan 10, 2008
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.
| Aug 2, 2008
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,...
| Sep 17, 2008
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...
| Feb 5, 2009
Saturday, February 7th, 2009
Monster Energy Supercross
12:30pm Practice/ Qualifying
7:00pm Show Starts
2000 Gene Autry Way
Anaheim, CA 92806
Tickets for Anaheim #1: $70Adult/ $70 Child -...