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Oak Ridge Boys to bring hits to Michigan City

Oak Ridge Boys to bring hits to Michigan City

The harmonizing country sounds of the Oak Ridge Boys will take the spotlight once again in the Region as the Grammy-winning group takes to the stage of the Stardust Event Center at Blue Chip Casino this weekend.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Star Plaza Theatre President, CEO and Talent Buyer Charlie Blum with Singer Leann Rimes

Star Plaza Theatre President, CEO and Talent Buyer Charlie Blum with Singer Leann Rimes

Star Plaza Theatre President, CEO and Talent Buyer Charlie Blum with singer Leann Rimes in March 1998 during the singer's earlier career teen years on the country music scene.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am
1993 June Carter and Johnny Cash Publicity Photo Autographed by Johnny Cash

1993 June Carter and Johnny Cash Publicity Photo Autographed by Johnny Cash

Singing wife and husband duo, June Carter and Johnny Cash in a 1993 publicity photo autographed by Johnny Cash.

February 20, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Perfect roast chicken a restaurant specialty rare find

OFFBEAT: Perfect roast chicken a restaurant specialty rare find

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Ty Pennington

Ty Pennington

This Nov. 10, 2010 file photo shows TV personality Ty Pennington at the 44th Annual Country Music Awards in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)

January 03, 2013 12:00 am
Tammy Wynette and George Jones

Tammy Wynette and George Jones

Tammy Wynette, left, sings with husband George Jones in an undated picture from the early 1970s. Jones, now 81, one of the late Wynette's five husbands, has announced a final farewell tour.

December 02, 2012 12:00 am
Hoyle Brothers Band Performing at Chicago's Empty Bottle Tavern

Hoyle Brothers Band Performing at Chicago's Empty Bottle Tavern

The Hoyle Brothers band performing during Honky Tonk Happy Hour at Chicago's Empty Bottle tavern. The weekly gig is part of the city's hidden country music scene.

September 30, 2012 12:00 am
Chicago's Empty Bottle Tavern

Chicago's Empty Bottle Tavern

Chicago's Empty Bottle tavern, home to a weekly Friday night Honky Tonk Happy Hour, is part of the city’s hidden country music scene.

September 30, 2012 12:00 am
Country Music Fans Dance at The Empty Bottle in Chicago

Country Music Fans Dance at The Empty Bottle in Chicago

Line dancing, a relaxed atmosphere and a rural and rustic decor are highlights of Chicago's Empty Bottle, the local country and western tavern where The Hoyle Brothers band performs during Honky Tonk Happy Hour as a weekly theme staple.

September 30, 2012 12:00 am
Dan Ward, Manager of DC's Country Junction in Lowell

Dan Ward, Manager of DC's Country Junction in Lowell

Dan Ward, manager of DC's Country Junction in Lowell, started with the popular country western music entertainment rural venue in 1981 and still remains center stage.

September 30, 2012 12:00 am
Into the Country: DC's Country Junction in Lowell celebrating more than 35 years

Into the Country: DC's Country Junction in Lowell celebrating more than 35 years

It began as a structure intended as horse stables and indoor and outdoor riding arena.

September 30, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Chicago's Hidden Country Music: It's worth the search for rustic fun and boot-kicking music in the Windy City

Chicago's Hidden Country Music: It's worth the search for rustic fun and boot-kicking music in the Windy City

Open the scruffy front door of a drab-looking corner tavern in Chicago on Friday evenings and suddenly you're in Texas, greeted by the rowdy twang of a genuine honky tonk band. Cowboy-booted couples of all ages two-step around the dimly lit scuffed wooden dance floor to the likes of Willie N…

September 30, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Country Music Legend Loretta Lynn's Hurricane Mills, Tenn. Home in 1993

Country Music Legend Loretta Lynn's Hurricane Mills, Tenn. Home in 1993

Times Columnist Philip Potempa snapped this photo of country music star Loretta Lynn's home in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. following his 1993 interview with the singer.

June 27, 2012 12:00 am
Loretta Lynn

Loretta Lynn

This favorite photo of country singer Loretta Lynn was snapped by Times Columnist Philip Potempa during an interview in 1993.

June 27, 2012 12:00 am
Glen Campbell Autographed 1970 Publicity Photo Signed to Columnist Philip Potempa

Glen Campbell Autographed 1970 Publicity Photo Signed to Columnist Philip Potempa

Glen Campbell in an August 1970 publicity photo autographed to Columnist Phil Potempa.

June 22, 2012 12:00 am
Country singer-songwriter is triple winner in competition

Country singer-songwriter is triple winner in competition

Betty Tetzlaff, a longtime resident of Roselawn, competed in the North American Country Music Association International competition this spring in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

June 18, 2012 12:00 am
Tammy Wynette and George Jones' Guitar-Shaped Swimming Pool

Tammy Wynette and George Jones' Guitar-Shaped Swimming Pool

After marrying in 1969, Tammy Wynette and George Jones built a guitar-shaped swimming pool at their Lakeville, Fla., mansion before moving out in 1972 and divorcing in 1975.

May 31, 2012 12:00 am
"The Doyle & Debbie Show" Chicago Run Wrapping Up

"The Doyle & Debbie Show" Chicago Run Wrapping Up

Bruce Arntson and Jenny Littleton star as the title characters in "The Doyle & Debbie Show" now playing through May 27, 2012 at The Royal George Theatre in Chicago.

May 19, 2012 12:00 am
Tanya Tucker with Travis Tritt and Clint Black 1994

Tanya Tucker with Travis Tritt and Clint Black 1994

Country entertainers Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, and Clint Black pose together in January 1994 in Atlanta discussing with press their 1994 Super Bowl halftime show.

March 29, 2012 12:00 am
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