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Orville Peck – “Summertime”

Masked country enigma Orville Peck released his debut album Pony almost exactly a year ago. Last week, he livestreamed a concert on YouTube and paid tribute to the late Kenny Rogers with a cover of "Islands In The Stream." And today, he's sharing "Summertime," his first new music since releasing Pony and making … More »
Tags: Music, Kenny Rogers, Orville Peck, Drew Kirsch

Dolly Parton launches bedtime story series ‘Goodnight With Dolly’

In these times of coronavirus concern, country music legend Dolly Parton is going to read us bedtime stories. Every Thursday, starting April 2, Parton will choose a children’s book from her very own Imagination Library and read it aloud from the comfort of her home in Tennessee for the “Goodnight With Dolly” series on YouTube. Each book will be chosen to be appropriate for all ages and bring comfort to families hunkering down at home and practicing social distancing amid the global coronavirus p...
Tags: Books, Music, Sport, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Tennessee, Dolly Parton, Hulu, Linda Perry, Parton, Dolly, Kenny Rogers, Imagination Library, Celeste Ng, Robert Macfarlane

Stuck At Home? Dua Lipa Will Bring The Dance Club To Your Living Room.

Future Nostalgia was meant for the club. This much is clear. Even before she released lead single "Don't Start Now" last fall, Dua Lipa was talking about taking inspiration from the disco era: "I feel like you could dance through the whole record," she told The Face. The British pop star has been … More »
Tags: Music, Acm Awards, Rihanna, Sam Smith, Gwen Stefani, Selena Gomez, Marcus Mumford, Britney Spears, John Legend, Pitbull, 5 Seconds Of Summer, James Corden, Hailee Steinfeld, Big Sean, Bts, Blake Shelton

Microsoft Theater announces new dates for shows postponed by coronavirus

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Downtown Los Angeles was forced to shut down and postpone or cancel all of its scheduled shows through at least the middle of May. The venue has released a list of performances it was able to reschedule and asks fans to hold on to their tickets as they’ll be valid for the new dates. The staff is still working to get as many of the shows rescheduled as possible. Related Articles Lovers and Friends festival move...
Tags: Music, Microsoft, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Elton John, Concerts, Jimmy Buffett, Downtown Los Angeles, Microsoft Theater, Chino Hills, Kenny Rogers, Jesus Adrián Romero, Ricardo Montaner, Franco Escamilla, Pancho Barraza

Elton John will host televised benefit concert to support medical workers amid coronavirus pandemic

While the remainder of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour is on pause due to the global spread of COVID-19, Sir Elton John has announced he’ll host a televised benefit concert to support and pay tribute to medical staff in America who are on the frontlines battling coronavirus. The commercial-free hour-long special, dubbed “Fox Presents the iHeart Living Room Concert for America,” will air at 6 p.m. PST (9 p.m. EST) on FOX on Sunday, March 29 and will also be broadcast on iHeartMedia radio stat...
Tags: Music, America, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, Alicia Keys, Elton John, Tim McGraw, Concerts, Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Rogers, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB

Jimmy Buffett launches Cabin Fever Virtual Tour for fans to watch concerts at home

Coronavirus may have temporarily put a stop to live events, but Jimmy Buffett still wants fans to have a little fun. Break out the blender or head to your favorite local restaurant for some margaritas-to-go and join Buffett and fellow Parrotheads during his Spring 2020 Cabin Fever Virtual Tour from the comfort and safety of your own home. Starting Wednesday, March 25, every Wednesday and Saturday at 8 p.m. PST Buffett will be re-broadcasting shows from his live archives via or ...
Tags: Music, Australia, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Buffett, Concerts, Paris France, Fort Worth Texas, Los Angeles California, Jimmy Buffett, DUBLIN Ireland, Hartford Connecticut, HONOLULU Hawaii, Wellington New Zealand, Key West Florida

Watch Orville Peck Cover “Islands In The Stream” In Tribute To Kenny Rogers

Masked country mystery man Orville Peck released his debut album, Pony, a year ago this week. To celebrate the anniversary, he played a livestreamed concert on YouTube last night -- from home, like so many other quarantined musicians have been doing during the coronavirus pandemic. During the performance, he … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Youtube, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Orville Peck, Bria Salmena

Watch Kenny Rogers perform "The Gambler" on The Muppet Show

On October 18, 1979, Kenny Rogers, who died on Friday, performed "The Gambler" on The Muppet Show. See the human hands on those muppets? This was one of the rare instances in which "the puppeteer lends his/her body parts," according to the Muppet Wiki.
Tags: Video, Music, News, Muppets, Puppets, Kenny Rogers, Know When To Hold 'em

Kenny Rogers: the genre gambler who always came up trumps

Whether making country, psychedelia, pop or folk, Kenny Rogers brought charm, emotional insight and brilliant storytelling to American musicKenny Rogers dies, aged 81Seven years ago, Kenny Rogers was interviewed by the Guardian. He was about to play Glastonbury, a turn of events by which he seemed utterly perplexed. He suggested the audience might know his music because their parents had played it when they were kids, “which,” he chuckled, “probably counts as child abuse”.But by then he’d got us...
Tags: Music, US, Country, Culture, Pop and rock, Psychedelia, Rogers, Glastonbury, Kenny Rogers, Radiohead Skrillex Bon Iver, Kendrick Lamar Rogers

RIP: Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers passed away at age 81. His family said he died peacefully, at home, of natural causes. Here’s how I think people of my generation remember him best… You lived one helluva life, sir. Rest well. Image courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Tags: Music, Muppets, Stuff You Need to Know, Kenny Rogers

Country Music Icon Kenny Rogers Dead at 81

Legendary country music singer Kenny Rogers has died. He was 81 years old. According to a statement from Rogers’ family Friday (Mar. 20), he passed away the night of Thursday, March 19th in his Sandy Springs, Georgia home “from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family.” Rogers’ family noted in their statement that they were planning to hold a small funeral for close family members due to the COVID-19 aka coronavirus pandemic. The family added that they “look forward ...
Tags: Music, Celebs, Country Music, America, Georgia, Pop Culture, Jazz, Island, Houston, Rogers, Kenny, GEICO, Kenny Rogers, R.I.P, Celebrity Deaths, Sandy Springs Georgia

Kenny Rogers, country music star, dies aged 81

Representatives of Rogers’ family said the singer died peacefully at home from natural causes Kenny Rogers, the Grammy award-winning country music icon, has died aged 81.Rogers “passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family,” according to a statement by representative Keith Hagan. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, World news, US news, Culture, Rogers, Kenny Rogers, Keith Hagan

An Aging Hipster’s Top 50 Albums of 2019

As society hurdles ass over ears into the smog congested, plastic particle infested, fact contested, crap basket of incivility, we can at least take solace in the fact it was a mighty good year for new music.  My year-in-review list of albums is a bit different than most. I’ve limited mine to albums I actually OWN on CD — there are countless more I streamed online, but these are the ones I stepped up and put a ring on at the cash register.  Event Of The Year: The Prince Estate Opens The Gate...
Tags: Amazon, Music, Usa, UK, New York, Taylor Swift, Germany, New York City, Beck, Dhani Harrison, Atlanta, Bbc, World, Stars, Karen O, Radiohead

Dolly Parton is everywhere with a new Netflix series, a podcast, TV specials and more

Dolly Parton is having a moment. Long a legend of country music and the pop culture at large, the iconic entertainer with the big blond wig and the even bigger personality suddenly seems to be everywhere. There’s a podcast, “Dolly Parton’s America,” which is — spoiler alert — a strong contender to make our Top 10 list of the best podcasts of 2019 next month. There are TV specials. “Dolly Parton: Here She Comes Again” was broadcast earlier this month on ABC, “Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Grand O...
Tags: Music, Hbo, TV, Hollywood, Abc, La, America, Sport, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Tennessee, Dolly Parton, Warner Bros, Idina Menzel, Kristen Bell

Headsup: CMA, NYPD, NCIS, and More Letters

Disclaimer: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment requests we note that it provided a free copy of “Batman: Hush” and “Arrow: The Complete Seventh Season”. The opinions I share are my own. “Taking home audiences from the early days of the CMA Awards to the present, CMA Awards Live: Greatest Moments 1968-2015 is a handsomely packaged 10-DVD collector’s set filled with 127 unforgettable performances from five decades of the nationally-televised ceremony. The set features performances from many of the pr...
Tags: Amazon, Music, New York, Television, Iraq, New York City, Digital, America, Reagan, Fbi, Gotham, Animation, New Orleans, Cbs, Bruce Wayne, Batman

Terry, Bettany and Claudine

This week in The Wall Street Journal, I interviewed Terry Bradshaw, former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and winner of four Super Bowl rings (go here). Terry talked about growing up in Shreveport, La., and Comanche, Iowa. A very funny, kind guy who's full of life and one of the few football stars I've interviewed who doesn't have a shrine room at his house. In fact, he gave his Super Bowl rings to his alma mater, Louisiana Tech University. Here's an NFL film on Terry... Also in the W...
Tags: NFL, Rome, Marseille, Italy, Jazz, Pittsburgh Steelers, Terry, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Michael, Gale, Kenny, Al Wilson, Kenny Rogers, Birdland, Chester Pa

Don, Oscar and Aretha

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed Don Chadwick, co-designer of the Aeron chair, for my "House Call" column in the Mansion section (go here). The ergonomic Aeron was first introduced in the late 1990s. Instead of upholstery, the chair's seat and back are constructed of a tightly woven two-way suspension system. It feels like you're sitting in a taut net. Don started out as a kid building model planes.  Here's Don on the Aeron... SiriusXM. If you missed me on SiriusXM'...
Tags: Japan, New York, Aretha Franklin, House, Smokey Robinson, Jazz, Miles Davis, Mansion, Wall Street Journal, Baker, Kenton, Chet Baker, Don, Charlie Parker, Smokey, Kenny Rogers

Itzhak, Junior and Paul

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed violinist Itzhak Perlman for my "House Call" column in the Mansion section (go here). Itzhak and I talked about how his parents met after leaving Poland just before the German invasion and the day as a child that he woke and realized he had polio. Itzhak enjoys playing the violin while watching baseball with the sound down and loves hot dogs with just a bit of mustard and ketchup. Here he is on The Ed Sullivan Show at age 13 in 1958, a perf...
Tags: New York, James Brown, Paris, Poland, Jazz, Art Blakey, Mansion, Wall Street Journal, Quincy Jones, Resonance Records, PAUL, Zev, Watergate, Kenny Rogers, Itzhak, Francis Wolff

Kenny, Tippi and Chuck

This past week in The Wall Street Journal, I interviewed Kenny Rogers and Don Schlitz on The Gambler for my "Anatomy of a Song" column (go here). Don wrote the song and Kenny recorded it in 1978, sending The Gambler to #1 on Billboard's country chart and to #8 on the pop chart. Both Kenny and Don won Grammy Awards for the song. Here's Kenny on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in September 1978, months before the album and single were released... Also in the WSJ, I interviewed film ...
Tags: Chuck, Minneapolis, Dave, David, Broadway, Jazz, Alfred Hitchcock, Wall Street Journal, Jj, Donald, Kevin Smith, Don, Jim, Kenny, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Duke Ellington

50 fabulous acts that have played The Forum in Inglewood over 50 years

To kick off its 50th anniversary celebration, The Forum had soul and funk band Earth, Wind & Fire perform atop a float that looked like a mini version of the iconic venue this year during the 129th Annual Rose Parade in Pasadena on New Year’s Day. Though the indoor arena officially opened on Dec. 30, 1967 in Inglewood, it was a multi-use facility and one-time home to the Lakers and the Kings, and didn’t host its first concert until Jan. 22, 1968. The venue has undergone several renovations and h...
Tags: Music, England, Bruce Springsteen, London, Bono, Washington, Jay Z, Aretha Franklin, Beach Boys, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Wings, Things To Do, Soccer

Kareem Tayyar's Playlist for His Novel "The Prince of Orange County"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Kareem Tayyar's The Prince of Orange County is an evocative coming-of-age novel steeped in the music and times of the 1980s. Ryane Nicole Granados wrote of the book: "Kareem Tayya...
Tags: Music, Usa, Bruce Springsteen, Minneapolis, Orson Welles, America, San Francisco, David, Pennsylvania, United States, Ronald Reagan, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Vietnam, Republic, Boston Red Sox

Jean Thompson's Playlist for Her Novel "A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Jean Thompson's A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl is a marvelously poignant novel that explores the lives of three generations of Midwestern women. Publishers Weekly wrote of the book...
Tags: Music, David, Dolly Parton, Grace, Thompson, Publishers Weekly, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Evelyn, Laura, Cyndi Lauper, Ella Fitzgerald, Kenny Rogers, Midwestern, Antiheroines, Lauren Groff Bret Easton Ellis Celeste Ng, Jean Thompson

Stagecoach 2018: Festival promoters shake things up with curated barbecue and shopping, a new stage and more

Goldenvoice is going big with its annual Stagecoach Country Music Festival in 2018. The producers of the cowboy boot scootin’ sister fest of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, which takes over the Empire Polo Club Friday, April 27-Sunday, April 29, have seriously stepped up its game for its 12th year. Stagecoach talent buyer Stacy Vee finally managed to land a Mane Stage headlining performance from genre legend Garth Brooks, an artist who has obviously been high on her wish lis...
Tags: Music, Texas, Kacey Musgraves, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Dolly Parton, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, Stagecoach, Osborne, Rolling Stone, North Carolina, Garth Brooks, Guy Fieri

Kenny Rogers cancels tour due to "health challenges"

"Kenny Rogers has been working through a series of health challenges. His doctors fully expect the outcome to be great, but they have advised him to cancel all performances through the end of the year to focus on recuperation." Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Cancelations, Music News, Tour Dates, Bill Pearis, Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers adds 2nd night at Beacon Theatre, announces final UK show

Kenny Rogers is playing NYC's Beacon Theatre on June 1 as part of his farewell tour (he's retiring from the music biz). That show sold out almost immediately and now they've added a second date... Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, UK, Music News, Tour Dates, Bill Pearis, Beacon Theatre, Kenny Rogers

Stagecoach 2018 lineup + more Kenny Rogers farewell shows

Stagecoach 2018 also includes Kacey Musgraves, Jason Isbell, Dwight Yoakam, Gordon Lightfoot, Tanya Tucker, Colter Wall, Tyler Childers, and more. Continue reading… [Author: Bill Pearis]
Tags: Music, Kacey Musgraves, Stagecoach, Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, Music News, Tour Dates, Bill Pearis, Midland, Molly Hatchet, Dwight Yoakam, Chris Janson, Kelsea Ballerini, Jade Jackson, Brothers Osborne

Book Notes - Sandra Allen "A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Sandra Allen's affecting A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise vividly examines the life of her schizophrenic uncle through his own words and the people around him. Publishers Weekly...
Tags: Music, Texas, Minnesota, California, Jimi Hendrix, David, David Bowie, Bob, Louisiana, Janis Joplin, Berkeley, East Bay, Elvis, Bay Area, Southwest, Syd Barrett

The First Edition :: Tulsa Turnaround

Speaking of 1971, the funky shit Kenny Rogers and The First Edition were laying down in the early 70s continues to maintain a special place in my crate — especially this one. Yup, that’s Mickey Jones on drums. The First Edition :: Tulsa Turnaround And for those not looking to track down a copy of […]
Tags: Music, Kenny Rogers, Mickey Jones, The First Edition

Mel Tillis, Longtime Country Singer, Dies at 85

The affable country star wrote hits for Kenny Rogers and Ricky Skaggs
Tags: Music, News, Uncategorized, Obituaries, Kenny Rogers, Onetime, Mel Tillis

Shania Twain’s "Come On Over" And Why It Sold Over 20 Million Copies

An icon release of mainstream pop country, Twain's 1997 release was full of crossover potential, loaded with hook-filled songwriting and produced by a rock legend, the album's impact on country music is clearly evident, even 20 years later. ____________________________ Guest post by Glenn Peoples, Music Insights and Analytics at Pandora, on Medium — Shania Twain’s Come On Over turns 20 years old this week. The album is tied for #8 for all-time album sales in U.S. history....
Tags: Music, Bruce Springsteen, Shania Twain, Jay Leno, Taylor Swift, Marketing, Park, Pandora, Guest Post, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Carrie Underwood, Fleetwood Mac, Streaming, Nashville, John

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