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March 12, 1988 | WILLIAM S. MURPHY
A ghost named Pierre has his private room at Ventura County's Stagecoach Inn Museum in Newbury Park, once a stopover for weary travelers riding the bouncing horse-drawn coaches between Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. A pair of boots has been placed beside a bed in one of the second-floor rooms, and there is a saddle in the corner. Don't laugh.
July 7, 1985 | JACK SMITH
Our best source of historical footnotes is old people who remember, but many of them die without ever having told their stories. Some time ago a woman named Josephine Keeler wrote me about her memories of the San Francisco earthquake, in 1906. How many people do you know who were there? Now Mrs. Keeler has written again--this time about a memory that is probably unique. Do you know anyone else who rode in a stagecoach with both John Burroughs and John Muir?
October 16, 2013 | By August Brown
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Empire Polo Club Stagecoach Country Music Festival, April 25-27 (Fri.) Shrine Expo Hall Steve Aoki, Nov. 15 (now) El Rey Theatre The Mowgli's, Dec. 11 (Fri.); the White Panda, Dec. 7 (Sat.) Fonda Theatre Darkside, Jan. 25 (Fri.); the Aquabats, Dec. 7 (Sat.) The Wiltern Panic! at the Disco, Feb. 16 (Fri.); Amanda Miguel y Diego Verdaguer, Nov. 15 (Sat.)
April 28, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
INDIO - "Thank you, Coachella!" shouted Charles Kelley from the main stage Saturday night at Stagecoach - and, sure, he might've been referring to the desert valley in which the Empire Polo Club is located. More likely, though, was that Lady Antebellum's frontman momentarily forgot which festival he was headlining. You couldn't really blame him. One of country's most openly pop-oriented outfits, Lady Antebellum doesn't share much with the surly Toby Keith (who topped Friday night's bill)
April 28, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
One of the most invigorating facets of Stagecoach is the left-field bookings to complement the big guns who bring the big crowds with their big hits. Exhibit A on Sunday: L.A. indie-pop singer-songwriter Becky Stark. On her own and as a member of Lavender Diamond and the Living Sisters, Stark lives in a musical universe light years removed from the likes of this year's headliners Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum and Zac Brown Band. Her short and intensely sweet set at the outset of Sunday's final day of country music in the desert found only tangential stylistic connections to what most fans here expect of their country music.
April 29, 2013 | By David Undercoffler
In what it billed as its first debut at a music festival, Toyota unveiled the refreshed 2014 4Runner SUV on Saturday at the Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio. Before a crowd dotted with flannel shirts and cowboy hats, and joined on stage by country star Dierks Bentley, the 2014 4Runner showed off a more aggressive style for Toyota's venerable SUV. The updated model has a more muscular front grille, bumpers and headlight design, and new LED taillights. The overall freshening gives the 4Runner a more blocky appearance, as if to reinforce that this tried-and-true SUV is not compromised crossover.
November 3, 2010
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Empire Polo Club Stagecoach Festival 2010 with Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts and Carrie Underwood, April 30-May 1 (Fri.) Gibson Amphitheatre Toby Mac, Jan. 22 (Fri.); Power 106 FM's Cali Christmas with Ice Cube and more, Dec. 3 (Sat.) Wiltern Pete Yorn, April 6 (Fri.) Hollywood Palladium Afshin & Mehrshad, Nov. 24 (now) The Music Box Dweezil Zappa, Dec. 3-4 (now)
August 25, 1988 | CHARLES HILLINGER, Times Staff Writer
Stagecoach Ginny held onto the reins as she drove the Wells Fargo stage down Main Street in the typical small-town, hands-in-pocket parade at the 66th annual Red Bluff Round-Up. Stagecoach Ginny is Virginia Fellingham, 64, for 30 years a full-time professional stagecoach driver for the San Francisco-based banking company. She has driven a Wells Fargo stagecoach in more than 3,000 parades and rodeos. Fellingham and her team of horses were as calm as the quiet sea as they headed down Main Street.
September 25, 2003 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Actress Louise Platt, 88, the last surviving passenger aboard the overland stage in "Stagecoach," the classic 1939 John Ford western, died of undisclosed causes Sept. 6 at a hospital in Greenport, N.Y. Platt played Lucy Mallory, the pregnant wife of a cavalry officer, on the Lordsburg-bound coach driven by Andy Devine. Her fellow passengers included John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Thomas Mitchell, Donald Meek, John Carradine and Berton Churchill.
October 10, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Eric Church , Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan will headline the 2014 Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio, festival organizers announced Thursday. They top the three-day bill scheduled for April 25-27 that's heavy on freshmen and sophomore country acts including Hunter Hayes, Brantley Gilbert, Easton Corbin, Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice and Dustin Lynch. But deeper into the lineup, which will be spread across three stages, are veterans such as Loretta Lynn, John Prine, Brenda Lee, Michael Nesmith, Asleep at the Wheel, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Duane Eddy, Shelby Lynne and Crystal Gayle, who is Loretta Lynn's sister.
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