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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Police investigating fatal shooting in southwest Bakersfield
Questions remain as an investigation continues after Bakersfield police responded to a call early Sunday morning to a shooting on Ming and Ashe. When they arrived on scene — police found two men — the driver and the passenger — shot inside this car.
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Three promotions and a retirement for Bakersfield police
Bakersfield Police Department command staff who attended a community meeting earlier this year included Capt. Hajir Nurridin, fourth from left. Also listening to Lt. Mike Hale, at podium, are from left, Assistant Chief Lyle Martin, Chief Greg …
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Arizona State pulls away from CS Bakersfield 75-59
TEMPE, Arizona (AP) — Tra Holder shook off foul trouble to score a career-high 23 points, hitting three 3-pointers in a decisive second-half spurt, and Arizona State closed its non-conference schedule with a 75-59 victory over Cal State Bakersfield on …
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Tickets on sale for Merle Haggard concert
Haggard is credited with helping create the so-called "Bakersfield sound," as well as becoming part of the outlaw country movement in the 1970s. He has generated a string of hits that includes "Okie From Muskogee," "Mama Tried," "Silver Wings," "If We …
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The son rises from the Dead in Midnight North
Grahame Lesh, the 29-year-old son of the aforementioned Dead member, is the founder of Midnight North, a San Francisco-based band scheduled to play Sunday at the newly refurbished and reimagined Bakersfield Music Hall of Fame (formerly American …
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Neighborhood party to play Santa for hundreds of kids
Families celebrate with gifts for the kids, refreshments and entertainment at Upside Productions' first Christmas party in 2011. … Johnson said the idea came from wanting to host the celebration directly in the east Bakersfield community it benefits …
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Johnny Garlic's, Guy Fieri part ways

Johnny Garlic's, Guy Fieri part ways
Guy Fieri's love affair with Bakersfield no longer seems to extend to his business empire. The celebrity chef is attempting to shut down his first restaurant venture Johnny Garlic's, which opened a Bakersfield location earlier this year. While legal …
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Online auction offers 'Star Wars' collectibles
This Dec. 2, 2015 file photo shows a replica of a Stormtrooper mask from the 'Star Wars' movie series displayed during a press preview at Sotheby's in New York. Sotheby's is holding an online auction Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, of hundreds of rare and …
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