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By Rashod D. Ollison | October 16, 2003
For weeks, I heard the buzz about Robert Randolph and the Family Band -- heard this cat Randolph can play the steel guitar with lyrical grace. Heard that his sound is old and new, sanctified, Southern-fried, uptown and freewheeling. Of course, all of it turns out to be true. When I finally heard the relentless, propulsive music on the group's recently released major-label debut, Unclassified, I was charged and drained. I wanted to hear (and feel) more, and that's always a good thing. I'm tempted to call the guys a rock band, because the energy is so high-octane.
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July 25, 2006
Oklahoma Twisters at Patterson Park Tonight from 6:30 to 8:30, catch a performance by Wash ington-based western swing band the Oklahoma Twisters. The group features string bass, steel guitar and fiddle. The free show, sponsored by WYPR, takes place in Patterson Park, at Eastern and South Linwood avenues. The rain date is to morrow. For more information, see wypr.org.
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July 25, 2006
Oklahoma Twisters at Patterson Park Tonight from 6:30 to 8:30, catch a performance by Wash ington-based western swing band the Oklahoma Twisters. The group features string bass, steel guitar and fiddle. The free show, sponsored by WYPR, takes place in Patterson Park, at Eastern and South Linwood avenues. The rain date is to morrow. For more information, see wypr.org.
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By Rashod D. Ollison | October 16, 2003
For weeks, I heard the buzz about Robert Randolph and the Family Band -- heard this cat Randolph can play the steel guitar with lyrical grace. Heard that his sound is old and new, sanctified, Southern-fried, uptown and freewheeling. Of course, all of it turns out to be true. When I finally heard the relentless, propulsive music on the group's recently released major-label debut, Unclassified, I was charged and drained. I wanted to hear (and feel) more, and that's always a good thing. I'm tempted to call the guys a rock band, because the energy is so high-octane.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | May 22, 1998
Pasadena goes tropical this weekend with Hawaiian steel guitarist Henry Allen strumming in concert at St. Jane Francis Church hall.Two local dance groups, Baltimore's Magic of Hawaii and the Hawai'i Aloha Lu'au Dancers of Pasadena, will join Allen tomorrow in a four-hour celebration of Hawaiian culture and entertainment."
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By Susanne Trowbridge | November 17, 1991
When you're a cab driver, you never know who's going to turn up in the back seat of your taxi. In Linda Barnes' "Steel Guitar" (Delacorte, 272 pages, $18.50), her fourth novel to feature private eye and part-time cabbie Carlotta Carlyle, the driver's latest fare is Dee Willis, the superstar blues singer; she's returned to her hometown of Boston to play a concert and record some live cuts for her next album.Dee also is a former friend of Carlotta's from their college days -- their once-close relationship fell apart years ago when Dee ran off with Carlotta's husband, Cal. But when she finds out that Carlotta is an investigator as well as a part-time cabbie, she hires her to find an old bandmate named Davey Dunrobie.
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March 4, 1998
"Pappy" Neal McCormick,88, who played steel guitar for some of the top names in country music and helped give Hank Williams Sr. his start in the business, died of complications from the flu Friday in Defuniak Springs, Fla.Albert Lippert,72, a co-founder of the Weight Watchers diet plan, died Saturday of a stroke during a trip to South Africa. He founded the diet plan with Jean Nidetch after taking part in Nidetch's diet class on Long Island in 1963.Pub Date: 3/04/98
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February 15, 1996
Adolf Galland, 83, one of Germany's most famous fighter pilots during World War II, died Friday at home in Germany after heart surgery.He is credited with shooting down 104 Allied planes during World War II.After his release from an American prisoner of war camp in 1947, he became an aviation consultant to Argentina and later to West Germany.Phil Regan, 89, the "singing cop" who left the New York City Police Department to star on Broadway and in Hollywood musicals, died Sunday in Santa Barbara, Calif.
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March 24, 1991
Clarence Leo Fender, 81, a musical instrument pioneer whose electric guitars found favor with such performers as Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, Albert Lee and Roy Buchanan, died Thursday of natural causes in Fullerton, Calif. A self-confessed tinkerer, Mr. Fender brought out a solid-body electric guitar that was to become the much-coveted Telecaster between 1949 and 1951, then found widespread success with the introduction in 1954 of the Stratocaster, hailed as a near-perfect fusion of electronics, technology and design.
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February 29, 2004
Daniel J. Boorstin, 89, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian who wrote more than 20 books, died of pneumonia yesterday at Sibley Hospital in Washington. Renowned for his scholarship, Dr. Boorstin was appointed librarian of Congress in 1974 by President Gerald R. Ford and spent 12 years as director of the world's largest library. That year he also won the Pulitzer Prize for history for The Americans: The Democratic Experience. The book was the third in Dr. Boorstin's "The Americans" series, following The Colonial Experience and The National Experience.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | May 22, 1998
Pasadena goes tropical this weekend with Hawaiian steel guitarist Henry Allen strumming in concert at St. Jane Francis Church hall.Two local dance groups, Baltimore's Magic of Hawaii and the Hawai'i Aloha Lu'au Dancers of Pasadena, will join Allen tomorrow in a four-hour celebration of Hawaiian culture and entertainment."
NEWS
By Susanne Trowbridge | November 17, 1991
When you're a cab driver, you never know who's going to turn up in the back seat of your taxi. In Linda Barnes' "Steel Guitar" (Delacorte, 272 pages, $18.50), her fourth novel to feature private eye and part-time cabbie Carlotta Carlyle, the driver's latest fare is Dee Willis, the superstar blues singer; she's returned to her hometown of Boston to play a concert and record some live cuts for her next album.Dee also is a former friend of Carlotta's from their college days -- their once-close relationship fell apart years ago when Dee ran off with Carlotta's husband, Cal. But when she finds out that Carlotta is an investigator as well as a part-time cabbie, she hires her to find an old bandmate named Davey Dunrobie.
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By The Hartford (Conn.) Courant | August 9, 2007
Raul Malo -- After Hours (New Door/Universal) Raul Malo pushed conventional country music boundaries when he rose to prominence in the early 1990s as leader of the Mavericks, and the Miami native has since traded on a variety of styles, including elements of his Cuban heritage. He nudges country in a fresh direction once again with After Hours, reimagining some of the genre's finest songs from a jazz platform that gives the tunes a fresh sound while remaining true to their fundamental charms.
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