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TV's 'Man From UNCLE':Eight Facts

Friday, 14 August 2015 06:23 PM Written by

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A few interesting facts regarding the history of The Man From UNCLE, which began as an NBC TV series that ran from 1964 to 1968 and starred Robert Vaughn as Agent Napoleon Solo, future NCIS star David McCallum as Russian-born Agent Illya Kuryakin and veteran British actor Leo G. Carroll as UNCLE head Alexander Waverly.

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Buddy Guy Apologizes For Blues Festival F-Bombs

Friday, 14 August 2015 01:23 PM Written by

Buddy Guy, whose album Born To Play Guitar, debuted at # 1 on Billboard's, Top Blues Albums chart this week, and whose use of the F-bomb at the Pittsburgh Blues Festival a few weeks ago, has issued an apology. Bear in mind, Festival organizer Ron "Moondog" Esser and followup statement on his Facebook page, as follows:

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Steve Martin To Be Honored By Bluegrass Association

Thursday, 13 August 2015 07:15 AM Written by

 

Comedian-actor-author and banjoist Steve Martin is to receive the International Bluegrass Music Association's Distinguished Achievement Award on October 1 in Raleigh, North Carolina. An accomplished five-string banjoist who initially used the instrument as a comedic device, over time Martin began to incorporate his longstanding love for bluegrass and his considerable skills on the instrument into his show, playing on other artists' albums, recording himself and touring with the highly regarded Steep Canyon Rangers and Edie Brickell.

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Ashley Monroe's 'The Blade' Reviewed: PG Music Podcast

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 04:41 PM Written by

 

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Elvis Costello, Billy Sherrill, George Jones: Nashville, 1978

Billy Sherrill's 2010 induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame was no surprise. From 1966 through the 1980's he created some of the music's most enduring material. The irony: Sherrill, who died in Nashville Tuesday at 78, was not a Nashville insider or even a country fan at the start.

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The Deslondes' Debut Album Reviewed: PG Music Podcast

Wednesday, 05 August 2015 06:38 AM Written by

At Mr. Small's on October 21.

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Lynn Anderson, Country-Pop Pioneer

Monday, 03 August 2015 07:10 AM Written by

 

If any female artist helped pave the way for women singing country pop (or as I prefer to call it, Nashville Pop) today, it was Lynn Anderson, who died Friday in Nashville of cardiac arrest at 67.

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Pittsburgh Blues Festival 2016: Wholesome Headliners?

Saturday, 01 August 2015 09:15 AM Written by

Buddy Guy's language during his performance at last week's Pittsburgh Blues Festival seems to have upset a few people. Festival Chairman Ron "Moondog" Esser was so scandalized he intends to insert a clause in next year's contract about language. No word whether he intends to specify "acceptable" cussing ("heck," "gosh-darn," "golly gee whiz," "oh, fudge," "freaking," "fiddlesticks," etc.)  as opposed to "unacceptable" language ("hell," "damn," "barnyard epithets," SOB, and anything above and beyond).

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