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  • Discovery Music Series to present Fishbone, Steve Forbert, Paul Thorn

    Discovery Music Series to present Fishbone, Steve Forbert, Paul Thorn
    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-...
  • Connecticut Instrument Makers Craft Guitars Out of Old Cigar Boxes

    Connecticut Instrument Makers Craft Guitars Out of Old Cigar Boxes
    Folk artists have been making instruments from found objects for years, but the cigar box guitar has undergone something of a renaissance lately. In Connecticut, three partners in Putnam are opening a store to sell their homemade instruments, and...
  • Ralph Stanley's long road leads to Chicago

    Ralph Stanley's long road leads to Chicago
    For Ralph Stanley, the road indeed seems to go on forever. The bluegrass legend, who turns 86 this month, says that touring has gotten easier than when he started out. "It was harder then," he says by phone. "We have a lot better roads now." The...
  • 10/9 AT&T PAC Presents Ricky Scaggs & Junior Brown

    organization: AT&T PAC Presents Ricky Scaggs & Junior Brown date: October 9 time: 8:00 p.m. address: Annette Strauss Square 2403 Flora Street Dallas, TX 75021 14-time Grammy Award-winner Ricky Skaggs’ career is easily among the most...
  • Stagecoach: It's a frequent-riders program

    Stagecoach: It's a frequent-riders program
    Country music fans may well experience déjà vu in the desert for the 2011 Stagecoach festival. All this year's headliners are making return appearances, with Kenny Chesney topping a Stagecoach bill for the third time come Saturday. "We'd have him every...
  • Holiday music: Justin Bieber, Michael Bublé, Tony Bennett and more

     
    Assessing 2011's crop of holiday music releases from Justin Bieber, Michael Bublé, Tony Bennett, She & Him and many others....
  • Guitarist Doc Watson dead at 89: A 1-2-3 video primer

     
    Guitarist Doc Watson, who died Tuesday at age 89, leaves an extensive legacy that documents his wide-reaching influence in the world of guitar playing and folk music. Here are three video examples of his artistry in different settings....
  • Earl Scruggs: Remembering a bluegrass and American music legend

     
    Remembering bluegrass banjo player Earl Scruggs, who died on Wednesday at age 88. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts explores the legendary American musician's influence....
  • An appreciation: Doc Watson, flatpicker, song stylist, messenger

     
    Doc Watson, whose guitar style was an influence on generations of folk players, died on Tuesday near his North Carolina home. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts offers an appreciation....
  • The secret is out in Oak Ridge

    The secret is out in Oak Ridge
    OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—The poster's hush-hush tone said it all: "What you see here, what you do here, what you hear here, when you leave here, let it stay here." Here in the rolling hills of eastern Tennessee, America built one of three secret cities...
  • Mark Twain: Google Doodle honors troublemaker, master of insult

     
    Mark Twain, who had arguably one of the sharpest tongues in literary history, is celebrated with a wide-angle Google Doodle on Wednesday showing Tom Sawyer and a young companion he's duped into whitewashing a picket fence....
  • Sellersville Theater to have Entertainer of the Year perform Saturday

     
    Sellersville Theater 1894 will have a newly chosen Entertainer of the Year and Musician of the Year playing there on Saturday. Bluegrass icon Ricky Skaggs, who with his band Kentucky Thunder will play shows at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.......