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OFFBEAT: Country music king George Jones dead at age 81

Country music icon George Jones died Friday at 81 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, according to his publicist Kirt Webster. He was hospitalized with fever and irregular blood pressure, forcing him to postpone two shows.

April 29, 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
OFFBEAT: Country music king George Jones bringing final tour to Joliet

OFFBEAT: Country music king George Jones bringing final tour to Joliet

Rialto Square Theatre in Joliet announced Thursday they've booked country music George Jones for a spring date as part of his announced "Final Grand Tour."

December 02, 2012 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Loretta Lynn loves cooking and recipes with a connection

FROM the FARM: Loretta Lynn loves cooking and recipes with a connection

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

June 27, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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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
OFFBEAT: 'The Doyle & Debbie Show' and country fun must leave Chicago May 27

OFFBEAT: 'The Doyle & Debbie Show' and country fun must leave Chicago May 27

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 19, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'The Doyle & Debbie Show' taking break from Chicago to perform for Conan O'Brien

OFFBEAT: 'The Doyle & Debbie Show' taking break from Chicago to perform for Conan O'Brien

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 24, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: 'The Doyle & Debbie Show' a fresh, funny, audience-pleasin' stage escape

OFFBEAT: 'The Doyle & Debbie Show' a fresh, funny, audience-pleasin' stage escape

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 15, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Country music king George Jones delivers shaky concert at Blue Chip

OFFBEAT: Country music king George Jones delivers shaky concert at Blue Chip

I've seen the legendary George Jones perform a number of times, beginning as far back as 1993.

July 15, 2010 12:00 am Related
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