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  1. CSUB athletics: Country artist Corbin to benefit scholarship fund

    By Jeff Evans
    Thursday, Oct 23 2014 02:55 PM

    Country music artist Easton Corbin will perform a concert at Bakersfield's Fox Theater on Dec. 11 that will benefit Cal State Bakersfield's athletic scholarship fund.

    Tickets go on sale Friday through Vallitix.com. Prices range from $25 to $55, with VIP packages including two tickets in the venue's best seats and admission to a pre-concert party going for $250.

    This will be the second country music concert to benefit CSUB athletic scholarships. Wyonna Judd performed last year. Corbin is a former "New Artist of the Year" winner from the Academy of Country Music who recently released his third studio album. His No. 1 hits include "A Little More Country Than That" and "Roll With It." "All Over The Road" and "Lovin' You is Fun" are other...

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    CESAREO GARASA: Turner brings sin and salvation

    No one in country music today better exemplifies the genre's eternal party-and-piety contradictions than Josh Turner. The singer introduced himself to the world in 2003 with the meditative "Long Black Train," whose theme of redemption was...

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    A trip through history for a song

    The first concert of the season for Bakersfield College's student singers will be as much an educational experience as a musical one. You could call Friday's concert a "musical history tour." Directed by Jennifer Garrett, the BC choral...

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    Ticket roundup: Travis Tritt and Easton Corbin just announced

    Fox Theater 2001 H St. vallitix.com or 322-5200. Prices listed are for the Box Office window only. Today: Comedian Bill Engvall, 7:30 p.m. $49-$69. Saturday: Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, 7:30 p.m. $41-$106. Nov. 2: Josh...

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    Taking Bakersfield to Marin County

    "Bakersfield and Beyond," the Marin County-based radio program/podcast that celebrates the alt-country, hillbilly, country, folk and Americana music of the past and present, will feature The Californian's Robert Price this Thursday....

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    For the love of Buck: Guitarist returns to Palace

    When Dwight Yoakam embarked on what appeared to be a one-man mission to revive the Bakersfield Sound in the '90s, few people knew the task actually took two men. By his side was guitarist and producer Pete Anderson, who loved Buck Owens...

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    Bakersfield shop to host Trainor -- no treble at all

    Meghan Trainor, who owns the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Hot 100 with "All About That Bass," the diabolically catchy hit you can't dislodge from your head with a sledgehammer, is, as the song goes, bringing booty back -- in this case to...

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    MATT MUNOZ: Only thing blue about Engvall is his collar

    We knew he was funny, but even his most devoted fans had to be surprised that Bill Engvall managed to Paso Doble his way to the finals of "Dancing with the Stars" in November. After that achievement, a stint as a television game show host...

  9. Jazz show seeks to shine light on Mojave

    Jazz lovers take note. The Mojave Foundation is hosting a free jazz concert at 7 p.m. Friday to raise money for new street lighting. Chaise Lounge and The Lori Andrew JazHarp Quartet will perform at the event to be held in the Mojave Air...

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    Piano is key at Ensemble Melodica show

    What do musicians do when they're not working? They play more music, only in this case music they get to choose instead of music chosen for them. That's the case with the musicians of Ensemble Melodica, who will perform Sunday as part of...

  11. John Jorgenson: From country rock to Elton to Bakersfield

    There was no question John Jorgenson would play music at some point in his life -- the earlier, the better if his parents had anything to say about it. And they did. For Jorgenson, a 1960s Southern California son of professional musicians...

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    Stuart adds to the Bakersfield Sound-track

    I don't know why I'd expected a more complicated answer. After all, this was Marty Stuart on the phone, champion of that most uncomplicated of American institutions. Marty Stuart, country music historian, ambassador and practitioner, can...

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    CESAREO GARASA: Music fest right up our alley

    It was at the bars along Wall Street Alley in downtown Bakersfield that Dave DeRoo and his bandmates in Adema first made a name for themselves and it's to the alley that Adema will return Saturday as a way of saying thanks to Bakersfield....

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