October 9, 2012 |
Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum and the Zac Brown Band will anchor the 2013 edition of the country-focused Stagecoach festival, which once again will be held over three late April days at the Empire Polo Grounds in the desert city of Indio. Now in its seventh year, the Goldenvoice-produced festival takes a wide-open view of roots music, booking contemporary Nashville acts alongside legends and newcomers. The event will take place April 26-28, the weekend directly following next year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
April 28, 2013 |
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.
October 16, 2013 |
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 |
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)
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)
April 29, 2013 |
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.
May 23, 2010 |
At a Directors Guild meeting in 1950, a tense session on the subject of anti-Communist loyalty oaths, John Ford began his dissenting statement thus: "My name's John Ford. I make westerns." Typically for Ford, the assertion was both unassuming and calculated, grounding his patriotic bona fides in the quintessence of American myth, a myth that Ford both shaped and struggled with throughout his career. "Stagecoach," reissued this week on Criterion's beautifully restored Blu-ray and two-disc DVD, was not Ford's first Western, although it did follow a 13-year hiatus from the genre.
August 25, 1988 |
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.
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September 25, 2003 |
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.