| Oct 6, 2012
| 6:25 PM
Musician Jimmy Fortune is bringing his talents to the Richland Performing Arts Center stage, and for a good cause.
Fortune will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 to help raise money for the Kiersten Robertson Memorial Scholarship. Robertson, a...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Drama is not exactly something the networks do well any more -- especially drama that has any kind of cultural resonance.
But "Nashville," which debuts at 10 p.m. Wednesday on ABC, is the one new network drama that pretty much has it all.
In the world...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 7:11 AM
If it weren't for a Whammy, "General Hospital" star Scott Reeves' life might have taken a different route.
Reeves is best known for roles as Steven Webber on "GH" as well as Ryan McNeil on "The Young and the Restless." But his first TV appearance was...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 9:36 AM
Carrie Underwood’s choice of a tornado as the central image for her current "Blown Away" album and tour became something of a double-edged sword as her show unfolded Tuesday at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
On one hand, it’s a powerful...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 2:05 PM
I'm not much of a country music fan, but at this point I'm in favor of anything happening at Wrigley Field that gets people excited.
On Thursday, country music star Jason Aldean (a nominee for Entertainer of the Year at the Country Music Association...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 3:54 PM
Brad Paisley estimates that he and his family spend a third of their time in Los Angeles -- most of it scheduled, he says, to "get away from the unbearable heat and the cold of winter" in their other home in Nashville. Even so, the country star has...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 1:52 PM
You haven't heard of a "guitar pull"? That's OK, lots of folks haven't.
Of course, it's a country music term, with undocumented origins. Basically, it means "let's-sing-and-share-and-take-turns."
Five country stars will take the stage at Hard Rock...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 9:44 AM
A couple decades ago, Garth Brooks ushered country music into the arena age. The latest in that lineage of turbo-charged country hunks is Jason Aldean.
By any commercial standard, Aldean is on a white-hot streak. As a touring act, Aldean has graduated...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 7:08 AM
Fiddler Nick Hoffman was named CMA touring musician of the year for his work in Kenny Chesney's band. Damien Horne was writing for Big and Rich's MuzikMafia and opening for John Legend. And singer Krista Marie had made the Billboard charts twice as a solo...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 8:57 AM
A conga isn't the first instrument that comes to mind when describing the Zac Brown Band.
The freewheeling Southern-flavored country act, which stops on Saturday at the Amway Center, is more about twangy guitars and the down-home lyrics of such signature...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 5:26 AM
It's "Country Night," which is not my thing at all. If I know more than one of the songs tonight I'll be impressed with myself. I gave up on country music right around 1984.
The night starts with a group dance by the troupe to a live performance by...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 2:18 PM
The idea came to Darren Ellis, front man for the Road Kill Kings, during a recent trip with his daughter to Nashville's Grand Ole Opry.
"I thought 'how cool would it be to do our own version of the Grand Ole Opry?'" the Huntington Beach resident...