March 8, 2013 |
Jeff Bridges will pick up his guitar again for Southland performances next month at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles and at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, and he'll be joined at both by his band, the Abiders. Bridges will play the El Rey on April 25, then heads to Indio for his Stagecoach performance the following day, wrapping up a tour of five Western states with a dozen stops. He'll be drawing from his 2011 major label album, “Jeff Bridges,” as well as from some of the material he sang for his Oscar-winning role as washed-up country singer Bad Blake in the 2009 film “Crazy Heart.” His tour opens April 1 in Folsom, Calif., but at Folsom Lake College, not Folsom Prison.
April 30, 2012 |
INDIO - The Stagecoach Country Music Festival moved into its seventh edition this weekend, and even though that's young by festival standards, Stagecoach has become enough of a cultural force that participants and fans are beginning to use it as a yardstick on their lives, like penciled growth marks scribbled on a family's kitchen wall. Acts that once were low in the ranks have sprouted up to the top of the heap, some elder members of the musical family have passed on, a few estranged relatives have returned to the fold, and new blood is welcomed into the mix with each succeeding year.
August 31, 2003
Re "Stagecoach Crash Kills Horse, Hurts Riders at Knott's," Aug. 21: As an engineer I am appalled by state regulators' rationale for not investigating the stagecoach accident at Knott's Berry Farm. I'm guessing that they don't consider the stagecoach a mechanical ride because it has no motor, but it is a mechanical device nevertheless, and a brake failure is a mechanical failure. By the same standard, the ship rigging accident at Disneyland that led to the current amusement park laws would not have been considered worthy of investigation except for the tragic death and injury it caused.
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September 6, 2009 |
There is almost nothing to suggest the wild, frontier past of Onizuka Street in Little Tokyo. Nothing to suggest that it once was traversed by racing stagecoaches in the 1850s, "with passengers and drivers yelling, and wheels often locked hub to hub to bring up a cloud of dust," as recounted in the history book "Nuestro Pueblo." Onizuka, formerly named Weller Street, is now a sedate one-block stretch of road, renamed for Ellison Onizuka, the astronaut who was killed in the 1986 Challenger explosion.
November 6, 2008 |
The Stagecoach country music festival returns for its third year next spring with a lineup topped by Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley and Kid Rock among dozens of country, bluegrass, folk and roots-rock performers who will rendezvous in Indio, Calif., once again. Chesney, who was one of the headliners for Stagecoach's inaugural outing, is returning, while McEntire, Paisley and Kid Rock will be making their debuts at the festival. The event expanded from two days in 2007 to three days last year.
May 6, 2009 |
The Stagecoach country music festival drew a record 100,000-plus people over its two-day run in Indio last month, according to figures released Tuesday by the event's promoter, resulting in a strong 1-2 punch for event organizers despite the sluggish national economy. The high water mark for Stagecoach, which featured Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley, Reba McEntire and Kid Rock at the top of its two-day lineup, came a week after the Coachella Music & Arts Festival at the same site drew 160,000 over three days despite the nationwide economic slump.