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  • Earl Scruggs laid a foundation for others to build on, Marty Stuart says

     
    Earl Scruggs created a foundation for progressive musicians to build on. Bela Fleck is an example of one who took the banjo to new heights because of what Earl Scruggs created before him....
  • Murray Gershenz’s 300,000-plus record collection is no bestseller

     
    Murray Gershenz has spent nearly three quarters of a century collecting the albums that fill the dusty wooden shelves of his two-story West Adams record shop. From opera classics to big band, country western, jazz, R&B and rock, Gershenz has lived up to...
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport: a woman finally gets a (half) airport name

     
    (Reluctantly updated, 4 p.m. 3/21/12 with reference to the Amelia Earhart Airport in Atchison Kansas.) So Little Rock has voted to rename its airport Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport, after the former president and current U.S. secretary of...
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's new film unveils a hidden chapter from hoops history

     
    It's hard to imagine any institution that has done more to showcase African American style and culture than basketball, which has spawned generation after generation of infectious icons of cool, from Bill Russell, Dr. J and Magic Johnson to Michael......
  • Not all kids share their parent’s passion for sports

     
        My husband loves baseball.  He has played the game since he was very young, knows the game thoroughly, and is a wealth of information when it comes to  useless baseball trivia facts.  I, too, like to watch baseball and know a bit about the game. So...
  • A Cold War 'Jam Session' on view at the Fowler Museum

     
    Images from a time when jazz stars were called upon to act as ambassadors of American freedom during the Cold War will be on display at the Fowler Museum in "Jam Session: America's Jazz Ambassadors Embrace the World."...
  • Country icon Roy Clark keeps pickin' and grinnin' at Sellersville Theater show

     
    Roy Clark has 60 years experience in country music, including 15 Top 40 albums, 24 Top 40 hits, a Grammy Award and more than 20 years of hosting television’s ”Hee Haw.” But Clark also recently turned 78 years old and......
  • Found on EBay – Frank Sinatra

     
    A 33 rpm album of the audio from an uncompleted animated feature of “Finian’s Rainbow,” featuring Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, has been listed on EBay. According to The Times’ clips, this project was begun by...
  • 'Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology' unrivaled in quality and detail. Allentown natives featured.

     
    By Steve Siegel Special to The Morning Call “JAZZ: The Smithsonian Anthology” Smithsonian Folkways Singer Mel Torme once commented that both jazz and love are easy to experience, yet are the hardest two things to describe. With jazz, the...
  • Rollins College professor’s work on National Public Radio

     
    Rollins College houses a chorus of literary voices. There's Billy Collins, a former U.S. poet laureate who may just be one of the most visible versifiers in this country. There's the critic Terry Teachout, author of biographies on characters as ...
  • 'America's Got Talent' recap: Who's ready for Hollywood?

     
    A recap of 'America's Got Talent' in which the show hits Hollywood, goes live for the quarterfinals, and highlights Anna Graceman, Snap Boogie, the Sandou Trio Russian Bar and the Fearless Flores Family....
  • Tony Bennett talks Amy Winehouse, Lenny Bruce, new box set

     
    Tony Bennett recently recorded "Duets II," a follow-up to his popular 2006 albums in which he sings standards with an assortment of younger artist with contrasting vocal styles. It features duets with Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, and Michael Buble, among...