| May 24, 2012
| 4:36 AM
American Idol: Jessica Sanchez had plenty of vocal supporters at the "American Idol" finale, but it was clear that the crowd was heavily in favor of the ultimate champ, Phillip Phillips....
| May 24, 2012
| 4:36 AM
'American Idol' recap: Phillip Phillips, the pawnbroker's son from Georgia, edges out Jessica Sanchez , the high school student from San Diego, to win Season 11....
| Jan 8, 2012
| 4:40 PM
The broadcast networks this week serve up more series premieres and bring back several favorites. But the biggest news could be in daytime. “One Life to Life” leaves the ABC schedule, and CBS revamps its morning news once more. Here are the...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Rocker John Fogerty guests on Jan. 12 series premiere of Fox TV's "The Finder." Former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman Fogerty also wrote and sings the new show's theme song....
| Mar 29, 2012
Bill Monroe, the man widely acknowledged as the father of bluegrass music, was in search of a new banjo player for his famed Blue Grass Boys when a young musician turned up backstage at Nashville's celebrated Ryman Auditorium during a 1945 Grand Ole...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 11:35 AM
There are traditional bluegrass acts, and then there are bands like Mountain Heart. While it’s true that, since the late 1990s, when banjo player Barry Abernathy and fiddle player Jim Van Cleve started playing with singer Steve Gulley (who left in...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 3:55 PM
He's wearing black slacks and a black shirt and cowboy hat. There's a bit of silver woven in, too, that picks up the light in the small hotel room.
With his neatly trimmed beard and gentle country manner, he cuts a romantic, old-time figure, like some...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 10:32 AM
Norfolk's Discovery Music Series has announced a new set of shows starting Oct. 18 and stretching into the spring of 2013. Shying away from indie rock, the series has steered toward acoustic, folk and bluegrass.
An exception is the legendary punk-ska-...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 5:41 PM
Among the guitars stolen from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers earlier this week is a 12-string Rickenbacker, one of the vintage Rickenbackers that Petty owns. According to the Rickenbacker website, the guitar was manufactured in August 1967.
| Apr 23, 2012
| 4:43 AM
Scores of living legends posted messages or issued statements regarding the passing of The Band drummer/singer Levon Helm, who died last week at the age of 71. John Fogerty paid a special visit to the Coachella music festival in Indio, CA over the...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 6:54 AM
It's fall, a good time for countdowns.
•Countdown: 53 days till Christmas.
•Countdown: 20 days till Thanksgiving.
•Countdown: 14 days until I put up Christmas decorations.
•Countdown: Seven columns to go.
| Nov 5, 2012
| 8:23 AM
Choose whether each song is on (A) Barack Obama’s campaign Spotify playist, (B) Mitt Romney’s campaign Spotify playlist or (C) Neither.
1. “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow,” The Soggy Bottom Boys
2. “I Won’t Back Down,&...