10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW: Today's guide to the obscure, the possibly

10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW: Today's guide to the obscure, the possibly
Winners are typically given 45 seconds to thank God, Mom, Dad, the Academy, the little people and whoever else helped them win, but often they demand more time, ignoring the cue and speaking over the swelling music. Perhaps the 45-second rule was the …
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Library Screens 'Billy Mize & The Bakersfield Sound' Feb. 18
Nashville's dominance in country music wasn't always certain. This film explains how the powerful Country Music scene in 1950s Bakersfield and Los Angeles tried to shift the industry westward. Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and the lesser-known Billy Mize …
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Local community things to know and do for the Pasadena area for February 16, 2016
The film delves into the tragic personal history of a truly exceptional performer, while exploring the music scene he helped to build through archival footage, rare photos, and a soundtrack highlighting the Bakersfield sound that forever changed the …
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Young gun comes to Guitar Masters series
What happens when your dreams start coming true at the tender age of 17? That's exactly what happened to Australian guitarist Joe Robinson, who won “Australia's Got Talent” — and a quarter of a million dollars. “I'm still pinching myself sometimes …
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Legacy of Django unchained by gypsy jazz guitarist
Jorgenson returns to Bakersfield for a third appearance in the Guitar Masters concert series, this time as part of his gypsy jazz quintet, with whom he tours the world, faithfully re-creating amazing music in the style of Reinhardt. “As a guitarist and …
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'Big Sax' serenades Bakersfield with his smooth jazz
"The music was so beautiful that we had to walk down and see this man play his saxophone," said Erica Leggio of Bakersfield. Garvin sells his CDs for $ 5 and on a good day makes up to $ 100 outside Walmart. "A lot of people is buying this CD, and it's …
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CESAREO GARASA: Pianist brings LA jazz story to Bakersfield
Tiner is the head of the jazz program at Bakersfield College and has been playing with Pineda for over half a decade. “She just has this sensitivity about everything that she does, which is really rare in my opinion,” Tiner said. “The way she writes …
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Bakersfield Sound, the play
The musical, written by Barbara Vassar, isn't going straight to Broadway. It'll open in April at southwest Bakersfield's Endeavor Elementary School. And, shucks, it's not really based on Price's book, “The Bakersfield Sound: How a Generation of …
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CSUB opera students give voice to change
Immensely popular in Spain and Mexico, the zarzuela is a perfect fit for Bakersfield students, both instructors say. “The music is gorgeous and delightful,” Chang said. “CSUB is a Hispanic-serving institution, so of course we would do (zarzuelas …
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Red Simpson, Who Made Trucks a Vehicle for the Bakersfield Sound, Dies at 81

Red Simpson, Who Made Trucks a Vehicle for the Bakersfield Sound, Dies at 81
Red Simpson, an architect of the twangy, hard-driving Bakersfield sound in country music who made a career out of truck-driving songs like the 1971 hit “I'm a Truck,” died on Jan. 8 in Bakersfield, Calif. He was 81.
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Made In Kern County: Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame
Made In Kern County: Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame. Tim Calahan. 4:44 PM, Jan 14, 2016. 9:45 PM, Jan 14, 2016. Previous Next. Copyright 2016 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, …
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MATT MUNOZ: Retro country sounds pretty fresh in his voice
“Classic country music is full of emotions and feelings,” said Galindo, 38, of his loyalty to the traditions of the Bakersfield Sound. “These songs tell great stories. That's what is missing in today's country music. There isn't anybody playing this …
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Red Simpson dies at 81; musician's trucker songs helped drive the Bakersfield
The Bakersfield sound, as it came to be called, channeled the distinct agri-industrial working culture of the Central Valley and incorporated flourishes of rock and Latin music. Simpson epitomized the working-class elements of this classic California …
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MATT MUNOZ: Best small venue for live music in 2015 was …
In January, he released the music video — shot at McFarland High — for “Juntos” (Together), from the film “McFarland, USA.” He followed up by kicking off his national tour in Bakersfield to a packed house. Making it a full-circle type of night, the …
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STEVE FLORES: Concert to bring friends and community together
29 at the 250-seat Studio “A” in the newly renovated Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame. The show is part of Rick's Guitar Master Series. Through Rick's generosity, proceeds from the “Christmas with the Cranktones” will benefit the Kern County Cancer Fund.
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Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame opens next week in downtown

Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame opens next week in downtown
The Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame is a home of a different kind, celebrating the sound and style of music that put Bakersfield on the map. Kyle Carter and his wife say it will be home to a new generation of singers and songwriters who want to create …
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Musicians, fans gather in support of singer Simpson
Musicians, fans, friends and supporters of Bakersfield country music legend Red Simpson piled into one of Simpson's favorite Oildale honky-tonks Monday night to show their solidarity with the veteran singer-song writer, who was hospitalized Friday with …
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Author bucks tradition while forging career
“(Buck) never wanted to do it outside of Bakersfield; he wanted to stay here,” Crabtree said. “Bakersfield was his home and he thought 'I don't need to go to Nashville; I can make it here in Bakersfield,' and that's what he did. “He wanted to have a …
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