| Jun 18, 2012
| 3:58 PM
The great Tammy Wynette had it right when she sang that’s it’s hard to be a woman. And, it really sucks to be a woman in India. A recent poll by the Thomas Reuters Foundation listed the subcontinent as the worst place for a woman among the...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 2:04 PM
Kitty Wells, the long-reigning “Queen of Country Music” and the first woman to reach No. 1 on the country chart with her attitude-changing hit “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels,” died Monday at age 92 of complications...
| Nov 27, 2007
When Hillary Clinton opened her Washington townhouse for a political fundraiser last fall, the highlight for a select few came after the movers and shakers wrote their checks and left.
Despite her fame and power, Clinton keeps in regular touch with the...
| Apr 30, 2009
Vern Gosdin, a singer-songwriter whose "Chiseled in Stone" was named the Country Music Assn.'s song of the year in 1989, has died. He was 70.
FOR THE RECORD: An obituary in Wednesday's A section said the country music singer-songwriter was 70 when he...
| Dec 28, 2008
Delaney Bramlett, 69, a singer, songwriter and producer who penned classic rock songs such as "Let It Rain" and worked with musicians George Harrison and Eric Clapton, died Saturday at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center in Los Angeles as a result of...
| Nov 6, 2008
Despite a grueling campaign schedule that took her from one end of the country to the other, Michelle Obama managed to maintain an equally hectic schedule in Chicago that included soccer, ballet and birthday parties for her two young daughters.
| May 5, 2008
Naomi Judd had some advice for breakout star Taylor Swift during the Judds' sundown reunion set at the Stagecoach Festival on Saturday. "I remember when Taylor Swift said that winning her [2007 CMA award] was the highlight of her senior year," Judd said....
| May 20, 2008
If Eddy Arnold really is the most successful country music hit maker of all time, why haven't we heard more about him in recent years?
I've heard that question a lot in the days since the Tennessee native, who helped broaden the appeal of country music...
| Mar 16, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Echo Park is losing one of its most notable landmarks. The Eastsider LA reports that the humble Pioneer Chicken stand, which closed quietly last March and has stood vacant since, will be turned into a Little Ceasars pizza parlor. The......
| May 27, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Just in time for Gay Days, Theatre Downtown is reviving Sordid Lives, a dark comedy about truth, trust and coming out in Texas. The show will play June 3-26 at the theater, 2113 N. Orange Ave. The play tells the story ofÂ Ty Williamson, a closeted (to...
| Jun 4, 2010
| 4:34 AM
People are people, the platitude goes, and in Del Shoresâ comedy Sordid Lives, we peer into a family similar to many:Â Â Sisters squabble, an aunt struggles to quit smoking, a gay son worries about coming out. Oh, there is a gay-transvestite...
| Jul 14, 2010
| 4:35 PM
She & Him's "Volume Two" was only released four months ago, but for being a relatively new album, it's one that feels steeped in nostalgia. The light orchestrations bring a genial upbeat touch to even the most heartbreaking of lyrics,......