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  • Remembrances 2013

     
    A look back and a final farewell to the notable entertainment celebrities who died in 2013. Cosmo Allegretti (b. 1927) (actor) Allegretti was an actor and puppeteer on Captain Kangaroo, working his way up from set painter. He made and voiced puppets,...
  • If Taylor Swift is Pinnacle of country music, country music should be ashamed

     
    So Taylor Swift is the pinnacle of country music. Well, then, country music should be ashamed. Taylor Swift Swift, whose Berks County beginnings have long been forgotten as she was referred to on Wednesday’s Country Music Association Awards as &#...
  • CMA Awards: George Strait nabs 3rd entertainer of the year honor

    CMA Awards: George Strait nabs 3rd entertainer of the year honor
    This post has been updated. See note below for details. Country music has never been short on sentimentality, the emotion that carried veteran singer George Strait to his thirdentertainer of the year honor at the 47th annual CMA Awards in Nashville....
  • 6 Gram Parsons songs on the 40th anniversary of his death

    6 Gram Parsons songs on the 40th anniversary of his death
    Country-rock pioneer Gram Parsons died on Sept. 19, 1973, in Joshua Tree, leaving behind both a slew of devastated friends and fans and a trove of music that helped build the template for the whole Americana movement. Exactly four decades later, many of...
  • 'Cowboy' Jack Clement dies at 82; country music legend

    'Cowboy' Jack Clement dies at 82; country music legend
    "Cowboy" Jack Clement, an influential producer, songwriter and engineer who had been revered in country music since the 1950s and was later sought out by rock acts for his creative input, has died. He was 82. Clement died Thursday of liver cancer at his...
  • Frank Peppiatt dies at 85; co-creator of 'Hee Haw'

    Frank Peppiatt dies at 85; co-creator of 'Hee Haw'
    Frank Peppiatt, the co-creator of "Hee Haw," a landmark variety show mixing country music with "corny" humor that became one of TV's most unlikely and longest-running hits, has died. He was 85. Peppiatt died Wednesday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., of...
  • Weekend Preview: Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Nina Agdal... Any questions?

    Weekend Preview: Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Nina Agdal... Any questions?
    When the 2013 Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue is published on Tuesday, Nina Agdal will be as anxious as you are to see the cover. She may be on it. If so, it will not be the only thing she has in common with last year’s wildly popular cover...
  • Jack Clement, influential country and rock figure, dies at 82

    "Cowboy" Jack Clement, maybe the most important figure in country music that most fans don’t know, died Thursday at his home in Nashville after battling liver cancer. He was 82. Clement was one of the most revered musicians, producers,...
  • TICKET BOX: Daughtry, Bieber, Fleetwood Mac, Dirty Heads on sale this week

     
    Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale. Fleetwood Mac This week, new shows by Daughtry with 3 Doors Down and Jewel at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Justin Bieber and Fleetwood Mac at Wells Fargo Center......
  • Late country music icon George Jones played Lehigh Valley area several times

     
    George Jones, 81, the artist frequently referred to as the greatest living country singer who died today, had played the Lehigh Valley area several times and was scheduled for an Aug. 22 show at Penn's Peak near Jim Thorpe. George......
  • Gabbing with The Gambler: Kenny Rogers talks about his career -- and what's ahead

     
    Kenny Rogers says country music has been changed by the Taylor Swifts of the world. But Rogers, 74, says he continues doing the music he always has in a solo career that’s now spanned more than 35 years. Those songs......
  • Penn's Peak marks a decade of music on top of the mountain

     
    In was summer 2002, and the sprawling Rambler’s Ranch mountaintop music venue near Jim Thorpe was in foreclosure, closed for two years. That’s about as long as its builder, local country musician Tommy Schafer, had tried to operate it before.....