posted: 12/08/2013 1:01 a.m.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Kris-mas.
posted: 12/08/2013 12:58 a.m.
We can credit Fox’s Glee and the feel-good movie Pitch Perfect with making a cappella extra cool in recent years.
posted: 12/08/2013 12:56 a.m.
What is it? Vikings, Season 1, nine episodes on three discs from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment When? Now How much? $59.99 (Blu-ray ) Vikings as in the Nordic folks who plundered and pillaged their way through Northern Europe in the Dark Ages? The very same, although this History channel series fleshes them out a bit.
posted: 12/08/2013 12:54 a.m.
Fiddler Mark O’Connor and colleagues Carrie Rodriguez (vocals/violin/tenor guitar), Cia Cherryholmes (vocals/ banjo), Forrest O’Connor (vocals/mandolin), Joe Smart (guitar) and Kyle Kegerreis (bass) will provide the music for Mark O’Connor and Friends — An Appalachian Christmas, 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Riceland Hall, Arkansas State University’s Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro.
posted: 12/08/2013 12:51 a.m.
Straight out of Festus, Mo., the Bottle Rockets blazed like rural rock ’n’ roll philosophers across the Midwest expanse. Mixing rock with a little bit of country and punkish attitude, the group — original members Brian Henneman, Mark Ortmann, Tom Parr and Tom Ray — became part of the alt-country tribe that rose up in the late ’80s and early ’90s and included Uncle Tupelo, Old 97s, The Jayhawks, Whiskeytown, the Drive-By Truckers and more.
posted: 12/08/2013 12:49 a.m.
DEAR CAROLYN: As I write, my husband is halfway across the country taking care of his ailing mother. We have had a terrible “text” fight over the past few days, and it revolves mostly around the fact that he thinks I am “compassionless” about his mother’s situation, and I am not being supportive of his decision to stay weeks with her while I fly solo holding down our family fort.
posted: 12/08/2013 12:47 a.m.
Happy birthday. No more distractions. It’s your year to fully live in the moments. Your needs collide with the needs of others in January, and the crash results in a beauty that no one could have planned.