May 30, 2006 |
A small segment of mainstream America might remember T Bone Burnett from the 2002 Grammy telecast, where this tall, mysterious fellow picked up the album-of-the-year award instead of U2 or OutKast. Burnett was the producer of the surprise winner, the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtrack, a collection of blues, folk and bluegrass whose huge sales and acclaim helped reshape the pop landscape.
March 19, 2010 |
Jakob Dylan called in some impressive collaborators to help with his new "Women and Country" album that's coming out next month, at the top of the list being producer extraordinaire T Bone Burnett and singer-songwriter Neko Case, the latter of whom serves as his vocal foil on several of the songs. But it's entirely possible the whole project never would have existed if not for Glen Campbell. The Campbell connection came up earlier this year when Dylan went to visit Burnett, a longtime Dylan family friend, at work in the studio with another artist.
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November 29, 1997 |
A sheriff's deputy investigating a report of gunshots and two elderly residents were hospitalized Friday after the deputy broadsided their car at an intersection near Moorpark College, authorities said. Gloria Lopez of Moorpark lost a thumb in the crash and was undergoing surgery at Simi Valley Hospital late Friday, authorities said. The other two received minor injuries. Senior Deputy Debbie DeMattia was heading west on Campus Park Drive at Julliard Avenue about 3 p.m.
November 13, 1987 |
Imagine a play without a director, costumes, sets or lighting design. The only components are the words, five actors and the audience. Imagine that this is Shakespeare unedited (the original script in the First Folio) and, finally, consider that these spare circumstances produce an almost magical, seamlessly clear "Twelfth Night." Such is the reward delivered by five professional actors from London in residence this week at Mount St.
August 15, 2011 |
Why do so many of us smirk when a Hollywood movie star picks up a guitar and walks toward a live microphone? Maybe it's because, as songwriter Harlan Howard once said, music is about "three chords and the truth" and, really, an actor's day job is about the closest you can come to lying for a living. The question brought a sage smile to the 61-year-old face of Jeff Bridges, the Oscar winner who this week will release his first major-label album, a 10-song collection from Blue Note/EMI called "Jeff Bridges.
November 12, 2000 |
Every Ulysses needs a little traveling music, and in the case of George Clooney's Everett Ulysses McGill, the 1930s incarnation of Western civilization's archetypal wanderer, it's the old folk lament "Man of Constant Sorrow." That tune is the recurring centerpiece in a feast of traditional music that enriches "O Brother, Where Art Thou?," Joel and Ethan Coen's loose, comedic adaptation of "The Odyssey" set in Depression-era Mississippi. The movie opens Dec.
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November 8, 1986 |
Local children's entertainer T-Bone the Clown was banned from an appearance at a Glendale elementary school Friday after school authorities learned that he was going to urge students not to turn their parents in to police for suspected drug use. The clown was met at the door of Columbus Elementary School at 9:30 a.m. by school officials who told him that his message was too controversial and accused him of attempting to use the children to generate publicity.
October 10, 2012 |
It seems fitting that one of the earliest scenes in the premiere episode of ABC's music drama series "Nashville" is set in a recording studio. An excited producer tweaks the controls on the mixing board during a session with a bratty young country-pop singer. He drops everything out of the sound mix but her voice, which is noticeably off-pitch. "Don't worry," the producer says, "we can fix that. " The singer's manager, sitting nearby on a couch reading, nonchalantly responds, "Thank God for Auto-Tune.
April 29, 2011 |
Not so long ago it would have been a dream come true for sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers of Muscle Shoals, Ala., to find themselves sitting in the balcony of Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium and looking down upon their country music heroes onstage at the longtime home of the Grand Ole Opry. After all, less than two years ago Laura had never even ridden in a plane, much less visited country music's premiere live performance venue. But when the siblings settled in on a recent spring day onto one of the Ryman's wooden benches, which have been polished for decades by the backsides of countless country music enthusiasts, it was simply an interlude, one that pales in comparison to the surreal highlights they've experienced since the October release of their self-titled debut album, "The Secret Sisters.
November 17, 2000 |
With panic rising in France about the likely link between tainted beef and a brain-crippling fatal disease, the government has imposed a series of emergency measures--even banning T-bone steaks. Pushed into acting by what many observers have termed a mass consumer psychosis, Prime Minister Lionel Jospin also ordered a moratorium on the use of animal-based feed for all livestock.