Leon Redbone, acclaimed 1970s musician, dies

Entertainment 05/30/19, 13:28

Leon Redbone, the acclaimed singer and guitarist who performed jazz, ragtime and Tin Pan Alley-style songs, died Thursday, according to a statement released by his family.No details about his death were provided.Redbone's career got a boost in the early 1970s when Bob Dylan met him at the Mariposa Folk Festival ...

Aretha Franklin makes history with posthumous Pulitzer win

Entertainment 04/15/19, 14:49

Aretha Franklin is still getting R-E-S-P-E-C-T after death: The Queen of Soul received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor Monday, becoming the first individual woman to earn a special citation prize since the honor was first awarded in 1930.The Pulitzer board said the award was given to Franklin for her ...

Bob Dylan whiskey distillery to open fall 2020 in Nashville

Entertainment 04/09/19, 04:18

More information is being released about music icon Bob Dylan's project in downtown Nashville in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of his "Nashville Skyline" album.Dylan is set to help open a whiskey distillery in fall 2020 under the brand "Heaven's Door."A news release says Heaven's Door Spirits will transform the ...

Tulsa museum to feature musician Bob Dylan’s paintings

Entertainment 03/30/19, 12:08

A Tulsa museum will soon open a new Bob Dylan exhibit that will showcase 12 pastel portraits the musician painted.The Gilcrease Museum will display "Bob Dylan: Face Value and Beyond" from May 10 to Sept. 15, the Tulsa World reported.The exhibit is filled with pieces from the Bob Dylan Archives, ...

Carole Bayer Sager to get special honor at Songwriters Hall

New York 03/08/19, 13:57

Carole Bayer Sager will receive the Johnny Mercer Award by the Songwriters Hall of Fame in June.The Oscar- and Grammy-winner, who was inducted into the Songwriters Hall in 1987, will earn the organization's highest honor on June 13 at its 50th induction ceremony in New York City.Bayer Sager, 71, has ...

Grammy week events begin with salute to Willie Nelson

Entertainment 02/07/19, 08:59

Kacey Musgraves, Dave Matthews and Lukas Nelson saluted the outlaw king of country music Willie Nelson with tributes and performances at a famed Los Angeles studio.The Recording Academy's Producers and Engineers Wing honored Nelson on Wednesday night ahead of Sunday's Grammy Awards.The 85-year-old Texas singer-songwriter was a man of few ...

Izzy Young, who organized Dylan’s first big concert, dies

Entertainment 02/06/19, 15:06

Izzy Young, a businessman, political activist and founding patron of the Greenwich Village folk music scene who organized Bob Dylan's first major New York concert and devoted decades to supporting other musicians, has died at age 90.Young's daughter, Philomene Grandin, said Wednesday that her father died of natural causes late ...

Can a long-running debate for Bob Dylan fans be settled?

Entertainment 11/01/18, 13:50

The latest volume of Bob Dylan's bootleg series won't settle one of the most persistent debates about his recording career. But it will allow fans to decide for themselves.The six-disc box set being released Friday presents everything Dylan recorded for his milestone 1975 album "Blood on the Tracks."Dylan recorded the ...

Review: ‘Life Itself’ is star-studded, earnest but lacking

Entertainment 09/18/18, 18:27

Hallmark sentimentality, passionate defenses of Bob Dylan's "Time Out of Mind" and horrific head traumas are thrown together in Dan Fogelman's "Life Itself ," a curious cocktail of a movie from the "This is Us" creator about all of life's highest highs and lowest lows across generations and continents. Fogelman ...

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