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2003 Stories by Henry Cabot Beck

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  • Pallin' Around

    published November 27, 2003

    Sat 11/29 Willie Nelson. Call him the original musical road warrior or the silver-throated pirate of the highways, his tour bus cutting... More >>

  • Greased Lightning Show

    published November 20, 2003

    There was a time when being a "greaser" was a sort of calling and not a pejorative reference to Mexicans. For greasers, like the Travolta... More >>

  • Swing Set

    published October 30, 2003

    10/30-11/2 They call it "the 14th Annual Arizona Classic Jazz Festival," and by "classic," they primarily mean Dixieland, ragtime and... More >>

  • Rock This Way

    published July 31, 2003

    Tue 8/5 It's an odd match-up at best, a pairing of two of the greatest control freaks in guitar history: B.B. King, who measures his... More >>

  • Go for Broke

    published July 24, 2003

    7/25-7/27 Can't make South Dakota this year? Cheer up: Motorcycle rights organization A.B.A.T.E. (American Brotherhood Aimed Towards... More >>

  • Tough Time

    published July 24, 2003

    Tue 7/29 "It's a grudge match," asserts boxer Leslie Sonnenklar. "She's going down in 48 seconds flat." Sonnenklar is being facetious... More >>

  • Man of Steel

    published July 3, 2003

    Joe Pernice, 35, has a kind of Clark Kent dichotomy to him, a surreptitious strength under a sensitive façade. In most of his photographs,... More >>

  • Viva Divas

    published May 22, 2003

    Sun 5/25 As the old saying goes, "Who does not love wine, women and song, remains a fool his whole life long" -- which also happens to... More >>

  • Magically Fictitious

    published May 15, 2003

    LepreCon 29. Don't let the name fool you -- there will be no green beer or fuzzy short guys with goofy hats and pipes munching Lucky Charms... More >>

  • Tim McGraw

    published May 8, 2003

    Tim McGraw is a kind of fluke -- he's got movie-star looks and a big old hat, and to the casual browser he might seem like a post-Garth clone,... More >>

  • Cuba Gear

    published May 1, 2003

    Wed 5/7 Anyone who missed the wonderful documentary Buena Vista Social Club, about the fantastic musicians and music of Cuba,... More >>

  • Orient Expression

    published April 24, 2003

    4/25-4/27 One of the more interesting aspects of this particular planet's people is the way we compartmentalize ourselves into... More >>

  • Nouveau Swing

    published March 27, 2003

    They're the Hot Club of Cowtown, and they stand front and center in a new generation of young pickers and grinners who carry on their shoulders... More >>

  • Original Soundtrack

    published March 20, 2003

    Soundtracks are usually little more than product packaging for the studio or the label, an effort to attach extra marketing to what might only be... More >>

  • Kathleen Edwards

    published February 27, 2003

    Kathleen Edwards is not a carbon-copy winsome angry waif, in spite of what the tunes on Failer might suggest. True, the songs on her debut... More >>

  • George Strait

    published January 23, 2003

    Okay, here's what George Strait has done: Without scandal or undue hype, without compromising quality or any capitulation to fashion, Strait has... More >>

  • The Coral

    published January 16, 2003

    "Politicians, ugly buildings and whores all get respectable if they last long enough," said the John Huston character in Chinatown. In... More >>

  • Blue-blood Boil

    published January 9, 2003

    A person can't be too careful when it comes to calling another person by his right name, especially when he has several. Hank Williams III was... More >>

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