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  • Hank Thompson: 'Crazy Heart's' real-life Bad Blake

     
    Jeff Bridges' star turn in "Crazy Heart" as downtrodden country music legend Bad Blake has been earning the veteran actor some of the most glowing reviews of his career, from writers who have invoked the names of many real-life musicians......
  • Album review: Preservation Hall Jazz Band's 'Preservation'

     
    The unique place the Crescent City holds in American music is evident in the breadth of guests and the utter commitment in their performances with the Preservation Hall band on this project, designed to raise money to support training and......
  • Hey Buckaroos: Bakersfield's favorite son will be celebrated at annual Buckfest

     
    The "Bakersfield sound" describes a sub-genre of rawer-sounding country music, a reaction against the slick-sounding orchestrations coming out of Nashville since the late 1950s. Buck Owens and Merle Haggard are the most notable artists of the original...
  • Dwayne Johnson is happy to go to prison after 'Tooth Fairy'

     
    Dwayne Johnson talks about his return to R-rated action, the enduring appeal of prison tattoos and his desire to become a superhero on screen....
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Laura Dern 'Enlightened' by HBO | ACM honorees include Keith Urban | Tony Awards eligibility updates

     
    • Laura Dern has inked a deal with HBO for her first regular TV gig. She and Mike White -- who directed her in "Year of the Dog" in 2007 -- have created "Enlightened" a half-hour single-camera comedy about "a self-destructive woman who has a...
  • Album reviews: Merle Haggard's 'I Am What I Am' and Willie Nelson's 'Country Music'

     
    The new albums by Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard represent each country veteran’s debut with a new label, but on both discs, that’s where the novelty ends: With Nelson's “Country Music” on Rounder and Haggard's “I Am What I Am”......
  • Stagecoach 2010: On the bus with Merle Haggard

     
    Parking is a journey to the dark side for all concerned this weekend. Several acres were set aside for free parking for those coming to Stagecoach just for the day, and the three-lane-wide jam of cars and, mostly, pickup trucks......
  • Stagecoach 2010: Room for lots of tastes

     
    At the desert gathering, pop-driven acts, traditional sounds and fringe performers all have a chance to please an expanded crowd. The old gag about people who brag about loving both kinds of music — country and western — gets a......
  • Stagecoach 2010: Brooks & Dunn...and done!

     
    Because Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith played Sunday night after the deadline for Monday Calendar's Stagecoach report, coverage of their performances is being blogged on Pop & Hiss: The charitable view of Kix Brooks & Ronnie Dunn’s announcement last......
  • Live review: James Taylor and Carole King at the Hollywood Bowl

     
    James Taylor and Carole King made no effort to disguise their ages Thursday night at the Hollywood Bowl, where the two sixtysomething singers played the first of three dates on their Troubadour Reunion trek. The world tour — which stops......
  • Weekend Talk Shows: The Gulf oil disaster is Sunday's biggest issue

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of May 23 - 22 in PDF format This week's TV Movies TODAY Today (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY......
  • Billy Joe Shaver returns to L.A. on Saturday

     
    There are outlaws and there are outlaws in country music. There's the metaphorical type, represented by musical iconoclasts such as Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings, and the literal kind, like Merle Haggard, who did a stint in San Quentin for......