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$6.5 million Earl Scruggs Center dedicated in Shelby, N.C.

SHELBY, N.C., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Nearly 60 string musicians introduced Gov. Pat McCrory at the dedication of the Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, N.C., organizers said.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013.
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Dozens of celebrities take their final bows in 2012

Dozens of celebrities take their final bows in 2012

The entertainment world mourned the loss of numerous titans and dozens of supporting players this year.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International

Banjo icon Doug Dillard dead at 75

NASHVILLE, May 19 (UPI) -- Bluegrass star Doug Dillard has died of a lung infection in Nashville, his family said. He was 75.

Earl Scruggs memorialized in Nashville

NASHVILLE, April 1 (UPI) -- Fans and fellow musicians gathered in Nashville Sunday for a memorial to bluegrass icon and banjo master Earl Scruggs, who died March 28 at 88.
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Banjo master Earl Scruggs dead at 88

NASHVILLE, March 28 (UPI) -- Bluegrass icon and banjo master Earl Scruggs died Wednesday at a Nashville hospital, his family said. He was 88.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 6, 2012.
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Berklee College to honor Emmylou

Berklee College to honor Emmylou

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- The Berklee College of Music says it plans to present Emmylou Harris with an honorary doctor of music at a bluegrass festival in San Francisco.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008.
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Stars turn out for Kennedy Honors

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Leon Fleisher, Diana Ross, Brian Wilson, Steve Martin and Martin Scorsese have been recognized at the 30th Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C.

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UPI almanac for Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007.
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Nashville builds Music City Walk of Fame

NASHVILLE, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A Walk of Fame is being constructed in Nashville, from Schermerhorn Symphony Center to Music Row, commemorating some legends of country music.

Music mogul Irving Green dead at 90

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., July 4 (UPI) -- The co-founder of Mercury Records, Irving Green, has passed away of natural causes at 90.

Louise Scruggs dead at 78

NASHVILLE, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Nashville's first female music manager, Louise Scruggs, the wife of banjo legend Earl Scruggs, has died at age 78.

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Today is Friday, Jan. 6, the sixth day of 2006 with 359 to follow.
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Earl Scruggs takes a tumble during fest

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Grammy-winning banjo player Earl Scruggs was "a little sore" Monday after a stage tumble in Myrtle Beach, S.C., left him with 12 stitches above the eye.

Winners at 47th Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Here is a list of winners at the 47th Grammy Awards, which were presented Sunday in Los Angeles:

Dave Matthews to play Bonnaroo

NASHVILLE, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Tennessee's fourth annual Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will feature the Dave Matthews Band, Modest Mouse, Joss Stone and Toots and the Maytals.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Jan. 6, the sixth day of 2005 with 359 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 6, the sixth day of 2004 with 360 to follow.
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Bluegrass music is growing like a weed

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- "I love bluegrass," said Kid Rock. "Bluegrass is like heavy metal for me. My heart's still with the traditional."
CRYSTAL CAVINESS

Feature: Yoakam reaches the mountaintop

NASHVILLE, June 19 (UPI) -- Dwight Yoakam refuses to take credit for the synergy surrounding the various events in his life right now.
CRYSTAL CAVINESS, United Press International

Country Music News

Hank Snow born in Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1914. Sonny Curtis born in Meadow, Texas, 1937.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International
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