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2008-12-22 17:28:34

Gene Autry, the Blind Boys of Alabama, the Four Tops and Dean Martin are to be honored with lifetime achievement awards at a Grammys ceremony in Los Angeles. Also slated to receive the accolades are Hank Jones, Brenda Lee and Tom Paxton, the Recording Academy announced Monday. George Avakian, Elliott Carter and Allen Toussaint are to be honored with the Trustees Award, and Clarence Leo Fender and Universal Audio have been named recipients of the Technical Grammy Award, the Academy said. The...

2008-10-08 09:00:29

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The modern American rodeo reaches its pinnacle every year at the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas. What started out in Dallas in 1958, with a total purse of $50,000 -- has grown into a total payout of more than $5.6 million, an annual 10-day 'world series' class event that packs the 17,000-seat Thomas & Mack Center in Vegas with fans who wouldn't think of being anywhere else on earth. (Logo:...

2008-07-31 12:00:45

By Bill Blankenship By Bill Blankenship THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL Judy Coder & Pride of the Prairie will sing "Happy Trails" for the last time Saturday in Topeka before the quartet members' professional paths part. The cowboy band, which includes Alan Lawton, Phil Thompson and Stan Tichenor, will disband next month after performances at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo., and at the Gene Autry Film and Music Festival in Gene Autry, Okla. Before it does, Judy Coder & Pride of the...

2007-10-26 06:00:19

WICHITA, Kan. _ Over the years, jimson weed has drawn attention. Georgia O'Keeffe painted it. Gene Autry sang about it. And recently, some Derby, Kan., teens have become seriously ill after ingesting the plant. What many people might not realize about the common weed with the trumpet-shaped, white or purple flower is that consuming it can trigger a powerful hallucinogenic effect and that the plant's chemical effects can be fatal. Every summer or fall, when the plant matures, some teens...

2005-11-30 18:14:07

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Gregory Peck's star was reborn on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday after the original was cut out and stolen by someone with a cement saw and "very good taste," as one official said. A replacement of the world famous pink star set in a black square was unveiled on Hollywood Boulevard by Hollywood's honorary mayor, Johnny Grant, who appealed for the original to be returned. Grant, a former radio and TV star who is now chairman of the Hollywood Historic...

2004-11-28 12:00:03

LOS ANGELES - The biggest stars at the Hollywood Christmas Parade this year will be the marble ones under the feet of spectators. The annual parade, which winds past the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was once a tradition as rich and famous as the celebrities who graced its floats: Jimmy Stewart, Bob Hope, Mary Pickford and Gregory Peck, to name a few. But the event's cachet has declined so much in recent years that the Hollywood personality generating the most excitement for the 73rd parade on...

2004-11-28 09:00:05

LOS ANGELES - The biggest stars at the Hollywood Christmas Parade this year will be the marble ones under the feet of spectators. The annual parade, which winds past the Hollywood Walk of Fame, was once a tradition as rich and famous as the celebrities who graced its floats: Jimmy Stewart, Bob Hope, Mary Pickford and Gregory Peck, to name a few. But the event's cachet has declined so much in recent years that the Hollywood personality generating the most excitement for the 73rd parade on...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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