Review: J.J. Cale’s posthumous album is vital and inviting

Entertainment 04/24/19, 11:36

J.J. Cale, "Stay Around" (Because Music)J.J. Cale's "Stay Around" is a posthumous collection of 15 previously unreleased tracks that is as authentic as any of the original and compilation albums he's released over his long career.Cale, who passed away in 2013, was held in very special esteem by many illustrious ...

Stars from Willie Nelson to Anna Wintour donate to 2020 Dems

Entertainment 04/16/19, 18:57

From Ben Affleck and Susan Sarandon to Anna Wintour and Willie Nelson, celebrities lined up to give money — and a dash of star power — to their favorite Democratic presidential candidates ahead of this week's first quarter fundraising deadline. For months, candidates in the crowded field of more than a ...

Principal who went into coma after bone marrow donation dies

Health 04/10/19, 16:04

A New Jersey high school principal who had agreed to donate bone marrow to a 14-year-old stranger in France has died, weeks after he lapsed into a coma during the procedure, his family said.Westfield High School Principal Derrick Nelson, 44, told the school's newspaper that he found out in October ...

Grammy weekend kicks off with honor for Dolly Parton

Entertainment 02/09/19, 05:37

Nobody pokes more fun at Dolly Parton — all hair, sequins, nine-inch nails and five-inch stilettos — than the country superstar herself.Parton was celebrated for her musical achievements and philanthropic work as MusiCares Person of the Year on Friday night. She's the first country artist to be saluted in the ...

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 ...

Ronnie Milsap returned to his iconic studio for duets album

Entertainment 01/18/19, 08:03

Country soul icon Ronnie Milsap spent years recording 13 guest artists and bands for his new album, "Ronnie Milsap: The Duets," in a place that became a hit factory for him in the 1970s and '80s.He returned to his former studio in Nashville, Tennessee — dubbed "Ronnie's Place" — that ...

Nelson, Henley to honor Parton at Grammy MusiCares concert

Entertainment 11/29/18, 09:33

Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, Don Henley and Mavis Staples will perform in tribute to Dolly Parton when she's honored as the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year by the Recording Academy.The academy announced the latest additions to the lineup Thursday for the tribute concert and gala to be held in ...

Recording Academy to honor Willie Nelson

New York 10/30/18, 06:31

The Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing will honor Willie Nelson days before the 2019 Grammy Awards.The academy announced Tuesday that Nelson's career and achievements will be celebrated on Feb. 6, 2019, at The Village Studios in Los Angeles.Neil Portnow, the academy's president and CEO, says in a statement that ...

Both sides ignoring swing voters in hot Texas Senate race

Politics 10/22/18, 00:16

With Mike Pence and Donald Trump Jr. already visiting Texas and the president himself coming Monday, Ted Cruz is convening a veritable parade of Republican powerbrokers to ensure Democrat Beto O'Rourke doesn't upset him.O'Rourke is countering with the opposite, blowing off top Democratic brass for celebrity-style cool he hopes transcends ...

Filmmaker Richard Linklater directs anti-Ted Cruz web ad

Entertainment 10/09/18, 08:45

Filmmaker Richard Linklater is the latest celebrity wading into the tight U.S. Senate race in Texas with a social media ad attacking Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.The "Boyhood" and "Dazed and Confused" director made a 30-second spot for a political action committee backed by Cruz opponents. It doesn't mention Democratic Congressman ...

HS football: Minus Young, Broncos rally for 21-10 win over Bonneville

Football 10/06/18, 14:14

IDAHO FALLS — The Bonneville Bees, winners of two in a row heading into Friday's 4A matchup with Blackfoot, have been winning ugly as of late, leaning on a bend-but-don't-break defense.They Bees could have won ugly Friday at Thunder Stadium, but Blackfoot got uglier.Down three points heading into the fourth ...

Update: Beto O’Rourke rallies with Willie Nelson

Texas 09/29/18, 23:38

The Latest on Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke's concert with Willie Nelson (all times local):10:30 p.m.Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rouke is rallying with Willie Nelson, telling thousands of supporters, "The people of the future, our kids and our grandkids, are depending on what we do at this moment."O'Rouke, ...

Concert with Willie Nelson shows O’Rourke’s leftist streak

Texas 09/29/18, 11:09

There probably won't be many undecided voters on-hand Saturday night, when Willie Nelson holds a concert for Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke.But the El Paso congressman trying to upset Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in November says it's not about attracting moderate or independents.FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2017, file ...

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