| Jul 31, 2012
| 7:35 AM
In Portsmouth on Sunday night, Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson gave music fans a taste of what country sounded like before arena-rock bombast and Jimmy Buffett-inspired cheer invaded Nashville.
Their show at nTelos Pavilion amphitheater was...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 11:19 AM
PLANO, Tex. -- Country music star Randy Travis has had another run-in with the law in Texas, his third this year.
In February the singer was arrested for public intoxication outside a church in Sanger, Texas after the Super Bowl.
Just 2 weeks ago he was...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 12:20 PM
If "Angel From Montgomery" was the only song John Prine ever wrote, his place in music history would be secure. Of course, he's written much, much more; the singer-songwriter and Illinois native's catalog is so deep, you'd be forgiven if you gave up...
| Jul 22, 2007
Knowing how obsessed Elvis fans can be, I wasn't surprised when my wife and I drove up to the Heartbreak Hotel and found, true to the song's lyrics, that it was actually "down at the end of Lonely Street" and that the desk clerk was...
| Sep 23, 2009
Norman Katkov, a writer who started his long career crafting articles for newspapers and magazines and moved on to television scripts and novels, died Sept. 13 at his Los Angeles home of age-related causes, his son Richard said. He was 91.
| Mar 31, 2009
As a studio executive at United Artists, Steven Bach presided over one of the most notorious debacles in movie history -- the making of 1980's "Heaven's Gate" -- an experience he would later write about in what would become a classic in the Hollywood...
| May 11, 2009
Stephen Bruton, a Texas musician long admired and much in demand as much for his astute guitar work as for his insights as a songwriter, died Saturday in Los Angeles of complications of cancer. He was 60.
Bruton, who had played with Kris Kristofferson...
| May 8, 2007
INDIO — The first Stagecoach festival came to a close on Sunday with the prospect of losing money, but also with a big-boned optimism about its future as 55,000 fans over two days came to hear Alan Jackson, Kenny Chesney, George Strait and 50...
| May 8, 2007
INDIO — "Do you guys out here like the real, hard-core, traditional bluegrass music?" Jamie Dailey, of the fast-picking band Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, inquired Sunday afternoon at the Stagecoach Festival here. Those gathered at his feet roared...
| May 3, 2007
PROMOTERS of this weekend's Stagecoach festival in Indio have cast their lasso far and wide to rope in a variety of talent to create an event showcasing the stylistic range and artistic ambition of all that can be considered country music today.
| Jan 20, 2010
Nina Lamb may be partially responsible for some of the greatest rock music ever recorded. Her contribution? Cheese-and-spinach phyllo rolls.
"The Doors would go into their studio to rehearse or record," Lamb says, "and they'd get hungry and they'd call...
| Apr 13, 2008
Keith Gessen's sad young men -- interns, editorial assistants, doctoral candidates, would-be novelists -- are an apprentice generation among New York's intellectual/literary circles. They spiral out of college spouting "The truth shall make you free"...