PBS busy promoting new ‘Country Music’ doc

NASHVILLE, Tenn. At 5 a.m. on a cold Sunday morning in Nashville, Tennessee, filmmaker Ken Burns climbed aboard a spacious, rumbling tour bus that that would become his home on wheels for the next four days, as well as a rolling advertisement for his upcoming PBS documentary “Country Music.” He joked that if he had to pick a country song […]

Steve Earle’s ‘Guy’ digs deep into work of mentor Guy Clark

Steve Earle, “Guy” (New West Records)

Audio Review Guy Clark was one of Steve Earle’s main mentors— Townes Van Zandt, the other — and Earle has honored the brilliant songwriter, who died in 2016, before. On his previous album, from 2017, Earle wrote a farewell to the master, “Goodbye Michelangelo,” and sang “The Last Gunfighter Ballad” on an extended 2011 Clark tribute record that also featured […]

Harlan Coben’s ‘Run Away’ offers an array of emotions

“Run Away” (Grand Central Publishing), by Harlan Coben

Book Review Simon works on Wall Street, and his wife, Ingrid, is a successful doctor. They had a wonderful family life until their oldest daughter, Paige, leaves to attend college. At first, things seem to be going well, but something happens that turns Paige into a drug addict and she runs off with her abusive dealer. Simon learns that Paige […]

Roxy Music, Zombies, The Cure, Def Leppard, Jackson, Nicks are inducted into Hall of Fame

NEW YORK Stevie Nicks, who became the first woman inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Janet Jackson, the latest member of the Jackson clan to enter the hall, called for other women to join them in music immortality on a night they were honored with five all-male British bands. Jackson issued her challenge just before […]

Asian glaze gives turnips a new flair

If you’ve run out of ways to prepare starches like corn, potatoes or rice to serve as side dishes, you might want to try turnips. We have Charles “Turnip” Townshend to thank for elevating turnips to the dinner table. England was formally introduced to turnips when Townshend, a British politician, imported Dutch-grown turnips in 1730. Townshend wanted to use turnips […]

New book by D. Charles Dixon is in the works

“Historical Perspective of Jenkins/McRoberts”, by D. Charles Dixon. There have been five books written about the history of Jenkins. The first book was complied for the 60th anniversary Homecoming Celebration published in 1973. Elizabeth Dramcyzk Hall was the organizer of the book, and much of the information was researched by D. Charles Dixon. The typists were Shanna Yonts and Lanna […]

Two lives well lived

Den and Pel: Two Lives Well Lived is a two-volume book about the lives of two people who were successful because of their determination. Dennis and Pelma Dixon were born in the early 1900’s. Despite the many hardships they faced, they were able to earn college degrees, raise their children (while both taught school), be involved in community service and […]

Keep Cool on the Grill

Refreshing, dairy-infused dishes for warm days
Grilled Pizza with Arugula Pesto, Corn and Ham

Keep your kitchen cool and comfortable with grilled meals that banish the heat to the outdoors. Crisp, fresh greens and a perfect blend of spices and savory ingredients make each of these refreshing dishes perfect solutions for toasty days. Featuring ingredients across the food groups, these dairy-fueled recipes from Milk Means More are ideal for well- upgrade to traditional grilled […]

Fiesta Tacos are a ‘meal on the go’

Try these delicious tacos as a “meal on the go” for busy days. FIESTA TACOS 1 tablespoon canola oil1 medium-sized yellow onion,chopped4 garlic cloves, peeled andminced1 cup cooked quinoa1 cup cooked brown rice1 cup black beans, rinsed anddrained1/2 cup water or low-sodiumchicken, beef or vegetable broth1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon chili powder1 teaspoon ground cumin1/2 cup frozen corn […]

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