December 4, 2002 |
"Music television" used to mean MTV. Now the term could be applied to almost any prime-time dramatic series -- and some sitcoms as well. From "The Sopranos" to "Gilmore Girls," from "Dawson's Creek" to "Providence," more weekly TV shows are downplaying traditional orchestral underscoring and salting their soundtracks with rock, pop and hip-hop tunes by groups ranging from the rich and famous to the unknown and hopeful. The playlists of most radio stations are tame and monotonous by comparison.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 2002 |
At the 42nd annual Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest deep in the Santa Monica Mountains on Sunday, some of the most joyful and heartfelt bluegrass music did not come from the competition stages. Rather, it was heard at the impromptu jam sessions of graying, bearded musicians in front of dusty wooden buildings.