June 16, 2013 |
Not even the Pirates could right the Dodgers' ship. Pittsburgh was the one team the Dodgers had pretty much had their way with the past three years. The Dodgers had won six consecutive series against the Pirates, including a three-game sweep at home earlier this season. No more, though. Not after Sunday's 6-3 loss in Pittsburgh gave the Pirates the rubber game of the three-game series. Zack Greinke started for the Dodgers and was a few scalpels shy of sharp. He lasted five innings, throwing 104 pitches.
March 27, 2013 |
Jessica Lange played singer Patsy Cline in the 1985 movie "Sweet Dreams" and received an Academy Award nomination. Starting in July, "American Idol" finalist Crystal Bowersox will incarnate the country singer in the Broadway-bound musical "Always… Patsy Cline. " Bowersox appeared on "American Idol" during the Fox singing competition show's 2010 season. She was a finalist and ultimately lost to Lee DeWyze. "Always... Patsy Cline," written by Ted Swindley, is a jukebox musical that features the singer's greatest hits.
December 17, 2012 |
Salman Rushdie thinks Mo Yan is a patsy of China's Communist government. I respect Rushdie's work, and his own courage as a defender of artistic freedom. But I'm not sure he's right about Mo Yan. Mo accepted the Nobel Prize for Literature this month, and promptly declined to join his fellow Nobel laureates in signing a petition calling on the Chinese government to release the 2010 winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, Liu Xiabo. More than 130 other Nobel laureates have signed the petition , including Desmond Tutu.
August 15, 2012 |
An exhibit of artifacts from Patsy Cline, one of country music's most enduring singers, is set to open Aug. 24 for a 10-month run at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum in Nashville. Cline, who died in 1963 at the age of 30 in the crash of a private plane, is known to pop and country audiences thanks to her crossover hits, including "I Fall to Pieces," "Crazy" and "Walkin' After Midnight. " Opening weekend festivities are to include appearances by her husband, Charlie Dick; her daughter, Julie Fudge; and Country Music Hall of Fame member Harold Bradley.
December 3, 2010 |
The Lakers didn't seem quite like the Lakers for the better part of a week, but it could always be worse. They could be the Sacramento Kings. If the Lakers played the Kings every game, they'd be in serious pursuit of the Chicago Bulls' record-setting 72-10 mark come April, but, back in reality, they were thrilled to face Sacramento simply to get a victory. Kobe Bryant had 22 points, Pau Gasol played well enough on one good leg, and the Lakers easily ended their first four-game losing streak since April 2007 by thumping the Kings, 113-80, Friday at Staples Center.
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July 16, 2010 |
Hank Cochran, the esteemed country music songwriter revered for the poetic economy and power of such enduring hits as Patsy Cline's "I Fall to Pieces" and Eddy Arnold's "Make the World Go Away," died Thursday at his home in Hendersonville, Tenn., after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 74. Cochran was joined Wednesday night by musicians Jamey Johnson and Billy Ray Cyrus and fellow songwriter Buddy Cannon, who sang songs with him at his bedside. In a career spanning more than half a century, Cochran wrote or co-wrote hundreds of songs recorded by Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Elvis Presley, Ray Price, George Strait and numerous others.