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2002 Stories by Henry Cabot Beck

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  • Hokey for the Holidays

    published December 19, 2002

    There's a saying among French Catholic schoolboys. "When you blaspheme, it only means you still believe," this quaint morsel of wisdom goes. That... More >>

  • Candles in the Dark

    published December 12, 2002

    Clarence Fountain is the solitary spokesperson for the sightless gospel vocal troupe Blind Boys of Alabama. Interesting, because Fountain is not... More >>

  • Country Convert

    published November 14, 2002

    "I think Darryl Worley might be the next Alan Jackson." These words pour from DreamWorks Records president James Stroud, producer for Worley,... More >>

  • Delbert McClinton

    published November 7, 2002

    Guys like Delbert McClinton ought to be looked at the way people think of fine wines: Some things just get better with age. The 62-year-old... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published October 17, 2002

    The late singer-songwriter Phil Ochs is often quoted as having said that the last real hope America had for a revolution would be if Elvis became... More >>

  • Beat Poetry

    published October 3, 2002

    Blackalicious is a hip-hop group for people who don't necessarily like hip-hop, as well as for people who do. Their new CD, Blazing... More >>

  • A Dog Has His Day

    published September 26, 2002

    In the beginning of the movie Reservoir Dogs, gangleader Joe, played by Lawrence Tierney, is confused by the discourse taking place around... More >>

  • Heart and Steel

    published September 19, 2002

    "There's a very cool geezer element to this record," says Tempe-born Jon Rauhouse, referring to his new CD, Jon Rauhouse's Steel Guitar Air... More >>

  • He's Gone Country

    published August 1, 2002

    The classic American movie Giant is an epic about a Texas cattle baron, Bick Benedict (Rock Hudson), his wife (Elizabeth Taylor) and his... More >>

  • Rock This Way

    published August 1, 2002

    "I am Deke Dickerson," he says, "entertainer, musician, singer, guitar player . . . Renaissance man." What's more, Dickerson has made it... More >>

  • Burke Slaw

    published July 4, 2002

    Solomon Burke is known by many names: Bishop, Reverend, the Doctor, the King. In fact, his official Web site is More >>

  • Comic Relief

    published June 6, 2002

    It's going to be a banner season for comic characters, and if the pun in that phrase eludes you, you have a lot of catching up to do. But those... More >>

  • The Band

    published May 16, 2002

    They came out of upstate New York by way of Canada, Arkansas and other newly paved parts of the heartland. Calling themselves The Band, Robbie... More >>

  • Dwight Yoakam

    published April 25, 2002

    It was the best of country, it was the worst of country. At least that's what some folks will say after spending four days and nights at what is... More >>

  • Johnny Paycheck

    published April 4, 2002

    When Johnny Cash sang "I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die," he might have been singing about Johnny Paycheck's life story. And when... More >>

  • Rants Fever

    published March 28, 2002

    There's a note in Samuel Beckett's play Waiting for Godot in which the character Vladimir "uses his intelligence." In spite of all his... More >>

  • The Blasters

    published March 21, 2002

    Once upon a time, in Memphis, Tennessee, there were a couple of brothers, Dorsey and Johnny Burnette. They grew up near Elvis and played the same... More >>

  • Johnny Cash

    published March 14, 2002

    How do you like your Cash served? Biscuits and sausage gravy, side of grits and hot coffee in some fleabite Southern truck stop? That's not a bad... More >>

  • Kasey Chambers

    published February 14, 2002

    It's impossible to listen to Kasey Chambers without imagining the vast expanse of the Australian plains, the thousand and one nighttime noises, a... More >>

  • Alan Jackson

    published February 7, 2002

    There's something comforting in knowing there's a bar someplace where you will always be treated to a smile, a few kind words, and three fingers... More >>

  • Various Artists

    published January 31, 2002

    Funny how quick people are to crown Hank Williams and Lefty Frizzell as the kings of honky-tonk, that crossbred country-goes-to-city sound that... More >>

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