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Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Singer Chris Connor was born this day in 1927 in Kansas City. Her professional career began with the Claude Thornhill band, but it was with the Stan Kenton Orchestra that her husky voice and emotional intensity began winning her a loyal army of fans.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Tenet gets new president amid probe

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Two top executives of Tenet Healthcare Corporation stepped down Thursday amid a shuffling of top executives by the embattled hospital management company.

Country Music News

Stonewall Jackson is born in Emerson, N.C., 1932. Guy Clark born in Monahans, Texas, 1941.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Heartland -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

NASHVILLE, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- "Impossible." The name of a single. The chance of one singer making it to No. 1. A concept that Joe Nichols refused to believe.
CRYSTAL CAVINESS, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Trombonist Bill Harris was born this day in Philadelphia in 1916. Harris tried piano, tenor saxophone and trumpet before settling on the trombone, which he played with ingenuity, vigor and humor.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Rock News Two: The week in pop

Australian rockers The Vines, whose debut album "Highly Evolved" has been certified gold, will headline the MTV2 Handpicked Tour, a companion tour to the "MTV2 Handpicked Vol. II" enhanced CD. U.K. quartet The Music, whose debut album will be released in
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Rock News: Music's high and low notes

British rockers Oasis canceled a concert in Manila due to recent terrorist attacks. A spokesperson pointed to "recent terrorist attacks both in Bali and the Philippines" as the reason.
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

Country Music News

Leroy Van Dyke born in Spring Fork, Mo., 1929. Willie Nelson had his first No. 1 record, "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain," 1975.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

It's Only Rock 'n' Roll

Picture Ozzy Osbourne's songs done by a finger-snapping hipster crooning "Iron Man" and "Sweet Leaf" to the backing of bongo drums, a walking bass line and blue
JOHN SWENSON, United Press International

People

PATRICK EWING HANGS IT UP
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Country Music News

Earl Scruggs' first recording session with Bill Monroe, 1946. David Bellamy born in Darby, Fla., 1950.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Country Music News

Bill Monroe born in Rosine, Ky., 1911. Barbara Mandrell debuted on the country charts with "I've Been Loving You Too Long (to Stop Now)," 1969.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

People

IN PRAISE OF LIONEL HAMPTON
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Country Music News

Kitty Wells born Muriel Deason in Nashville, 1919. Dottie West in a car crash enroute to the Grand Ole Opry that proved fatal Sept. 4, 1991.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Heartland -- UPI Arts & Entertainment

NASHVILLE, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- When Alan Jackson sat on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry during the 2001 telecast of the 35th Annual Country Music Association Awards in November 2001, he shared his innermost feelings about what occurred in the United States on Sept. 11. That song -- "Wh
CRYSTAL CAVINESS, United Press International
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Merle Haggard
President Ronald and Mrs. Nancy Reagan enjoy the music of Merle Haggard during a concert at Rancho Sierra Grande. (UPI PHOTO/Larry Rubenstein/FILES)
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Merle Ronald Haggard (born April 6, 1937) is an American country music singer, guitarist, instrumentalist, and songwriter.

Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band "The Strangers" helped create the Bakersfield Sound, which is characterized by the unique twang of Fender Telecaster guitars, vocal harmonies, and a rough edge not heard on the more polished Nashville Sound recordings of the same era. By the 1970s, Haggard was aligned with the growing outlaw country movement, and has continued to release successful albums through the 1990s and into the 2000s. His songs display unflinching personal honesty about such universal themes as love, loss, patriotism, regret and redemption.

In 1997, Merle Haggard was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame for his song Okie from Muskogee.

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