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December 4, 2006 | Lee Margulies
Continuing its efforts to make former KZLA-FM fans feel right at home, KKGO-AM (1260) has hired another DJ from the former country-music station. Shawn Parr, who hosted a morning show at KZLA for six-plus years during the 1990s and more recently had been heard at midday, will take over the 6 a.m.-10 a.m. weekdays shift at KKGO beginning Jan. 8. There he'll join former KZLA on-air personalities Whitney Allen, Brian Douglas, Paul Freeman and Tonya Campos.
August 31, 2007 | From the Associated Press
George Strait, who had his 55th No. 1 single this year and was recently inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, returned Thursday to the Country Music Assn. Awards with top nominations, including entertainer and male vocalist of the year. Strait and Brad Paisley led with five nominations each. Strait was also nominated for musical event of the year, for a performance with Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson; album of the year for "It Just Comes Natural"; and single of the year for "Wrapped."
October 7, 2008 | Randy Lewis
The John McCain campaign has sounded echoes of Ronald Reagan's 1984 campaign gaffe of adopting Bruce Springsteen's antiwar song "Born in the U.S.A." by using the Martina McBride country hit "Independence Day" to bring his GOP running mate Sarah Palin on stage at a rally following her debate Thursday with Sen. Joe Biden. The title and most of the chorus sound cheery, patriotic and upbeat -- perfect for a rally: Let freedom ring/ Let the white dove sing/ Let the whole world know that today is the day of a reckoning.
February 18, 1993 | DON HECKMAN
Kenny Rogers just keeps rolling along. Opening a five-concert run at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, he was the quintessential show-biz artist, masterfully in command of both the music and his audience. There wasn't much that was unfamiliar in the music, other than a couple of new originals, both of which effectively reconfirmed Rogers' ability to craft emotionally charged material.
May 19, 2005 | Associated Press
A brash newcomer, an Australian and a newlywed recording veteran took away the top honors at the 40th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Gretchen Wilson won for both female vocalist and best new artist despite a sometimes in-your-face approach to the Nashville establishment.
July 12, 2007
The 2007 Orange County Fair opens Friday with an offer of free admission for those who arrive early (before 1 p.m.) and a fireworks display for those who stay late. With the theme of "Cowabunga! The Year of Herefords, Surfers and Sand," the fair will have all the usual carnival rides, games, food, cultural exhibits, local entertainment acts and agricultural competitions.
July 22, 2004 | Robert Hilburn
In an era of teen pop and youthful hip-hop, the last person you'd expect to see at the top of the charts is a good-timin' ol' boy such as Jimmy Buffett. But the king of the parrot- heads' new album, "License to Chill," entered the national album sales chart Wednesday at No. 1 after selling 239,000 copies in its first week in the stores, reports Nielsen SoundScan. The CD -- the first No.
August 23, 1999 | ART MARROQUIN
Thousands of people are expected to flock to the 61st Antelope Valley Fair and Alfalfa Festival when it opens Friday, showcasing various forms of entertainment, carnival rides and exhibits. The fair will be at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 155 E. Avenue I in Lancaster, and ends Sept. 6. Entertainers will include Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Beach Boys Family and Friends, John Michael Montgomery and Martina McBride, said Jim Llewellyn, a spokesman for the fair.
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