Today in Music History

Today in Music History
In 1928, the Victor Recording Co. organized the first commercial recording session in Nashville. "The Binkley Brothers' Dixie Clodhoppers" were the artists, recording such titles as "Hungry Hash House" and "I'll Rise When the Rooster Crows." In 1928 …
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Rodney Crowell: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

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Glen Campbell and the country stars staring death in the face
Country music's legendary rhinestone cowboy, Glen Campbell, is taking his last bow this fall. The 78-year-old, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2011, said farewell to fans on a Goodbye Tour in 2012, but this week marked the official sunset …
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Country music star Justin Moore to perform in Billings
Moore is the latest country music star to to perform at the Rimrock Auto Arena in 2014, joining the ranks of Chris Young and Tim McGraw. Tickets go on-sale Friday, Oct. 17 and are available at the MetraPark Box Office, Leslie's Hallmark, local Cellular …
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Country music star with town roots to perform on Heritage Day
She's opened up for country stars such as Chris Young , Ayla Brown, and stars from “The X factor” and “American Idol.” Balancing school and her dream of becoming a country music star has its struggles. Chris said, “having to travel back and forth to …
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Music of the Heart (Miramax Collector’s Series)

Music of the Heart (Miramax Collector’s Series)

Two-time Academy Award(R)-winner Meryl Streep (1983 Best Actress, SOPHIE’S CHOICE; 1980 Best Supporting Actress, KRAMER vs. KRAMER) stars with Angela Bassett (HOW STELLA GOT HER GROOVE BACK) in a heartwarming, acclaimed true story of how one woman’s musical gift affected those who least expected it. A single mother with little more than talent and the determination to make a difference, Roberta Guaspari (Streep) overcame the skepticism of everyone who didn’t think she should be teaching violin to students in a tough inner-city neighborhood. But even after a decade of ever-growing popularity and countless success stories, Roberta and her kids must rise to meet an even greater challenge: budget cuts aimed at shutting down her valuable program for good! Also starring Aidan Quinn (PRACTICAL MAGIC) and Grammy-winner Gloria Estefan in a stellar cast, this extraordinary story will inspire anyone who’s ever thought their dreams were too far out of reach!Why, you might ask, would Wes Craven direct a conventional biopic about Roberta Guaspari, a divorced mother of two who created an acclaimed music program in East Harlem’s troubled school system? After all, Craven built his career on Freddy Krueger and the Scream trilogy, and you won’t find razor-tipped gloves or a single drop of blood in Music of the Heart. All Craven has to do is provide a safe working environment for Meryl Streep (who earned an obligatory Oscar nomination), sublimate his deft directorial style, and surrender to the banalities of Pamela Gray’s screenplay, which would’ve played more effectively on cable TV.

To be fair, Music of the Heart (partially inspired by the 1996 documentary Small Wonders) serves its purpose quite nicely. Streep is flawless in a non-showy role, and the story of Guaspari’s celebrated violin training program provides the requisite rush of inner-city inspiration. As a fact-based companion to Mr. Holland’s Opus, the film is less effective but similarly engaging; you’d have to be cold-hearted to dismiss it altogether. It’s best when focusing on Guaspari’s school program and the 10-year struggle to keep it alive; the drama falters when dealing half-heartedly with her tentative relationships, notably with a journalist (Aidan Quinn) who shies from commitment. And Craven? He seems content to direct by the numbers here, leaving inspiration on the screen while forfeiting his own. –Jeff Shannon

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Tim McGraw's Slapped Fan Finally Speaks Out
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Being together 24/7 key to success for country music duo
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Southern food stories underfoot at new country music history site
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Mother-daughter trio Lucy Angel brings lots of sass and country music to new
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