Roller Derby world mourns the loss of a Legend

Roller Derby world mourns the loss of a Legend
There is a heavy cloud of sadness today in the Roller Derby world, as one of the greatest derby legends to ever step foot on a track, former professional roller derby player Judy “The Polish Ace” Sowinski, has passed away. Coach Judy was one of my coaches …
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Roller derby ready for Pan Am?
Dedicated followers of women’s roller derby see big things for the sport’s future. “It has spread like wildfire,” said Amanada “Psycho Magnet” Smith, 41, who has been involved in roller derby since 2009. She sees it as a form of female empowerment.
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CLE Program Includes Roller Derby Tickets, Lesson on Rules of Game and Civil Procedure
What can roller derby teach lawyers about civil procedure? That question will be explored in an unusual continuing legal education program on Jan. 29 sponsored by the South Carolina Bar. Registrants for the one-hour CLE credit course will get tickets to a …
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Rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins is selling his massive estate in the Kawarthas

Rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins is selling his massive estate in the Kawarthas
“Rompin” Ronnie Hawkins doesn’t have as much name recognition today as he did in the 1960s, when his musical stylings and on-stage charisma helped foster a now-legendary rock-and-roll scene on Yonge Street that spawned a generation of Canadian musicians.
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Rockabilly Hall of Fame inducts 2 family members at once
JACKSON, Tenn. — It was a historic moment Saturday at the International Rockabilly Hall of Fame as music lovers inducted and honored two family members at once. “It’s just an honor to get inducted w ith Eddie,” Bobby Cochran said. “I mean, he has …
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Barretta: Mack Allen Smith a ‘Rockabilly Addict’
On the title track of his new CD, Greenwood’s Mack Allen Smith sings, “Well I’m growing old and it may sound silly, but I still love my rockabilly / I can’t explain it so please don’t ask me why / I’ll be a rockabilly addict till I die.”
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Gospel music legend Andrae Crouch dies

MusicGospel music legend Andrae Crouch dies
(CNN) — Andrae Crouch, a seven-time Grammy winner and gospel music legend, died Thursday at a Los Angeles-area hospital, his publicist said on his website. Crouch was 72 and had been hospitalized at Northridge Hospital Medical Center since Saturday.
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Gospel Music’s Revolutionary
The Love Center Choir will perform on Sunday, June 22 (6 p.m., $ 10). The Music & Arts Conference Mass Choir will perform on Friday, June 27 (7 p.m., free). At Love Center Ministries (10440 International Blvd., Oakland). HawkinsGospelConference.org Edwin …
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Gospel Machine bring ‘balls-out Jesus’ to gospel music
“A group of five people who write gospel music walk into a bar…” Minneapolis group Gospel Machine takes what sounds like the beginning of a joke, but turn it into neo-soul and gospel music that’s reworked into a whole new sound. The band — consisting …
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Merle Haggard, Country Music Legend, Dies at 79

musicMerle Haggard, Country Music Legend, Dies at 79
Country legend Merle Haggard, often called “the Poet of the Common Man,” whose music reflected his hardscrabble roots and hard-living ways as well as a tenderness that made him a revered songwriter, died Wednesday at his home near Redding, Calif.
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Big Barrel Country Music Festival canceled
Big Barrel Country Music Festival canceled The Big Barrel Country Music Festival, which was set to enter its second year in Dover, abruptly pulls the plug. Check out this story on delawareonline.com: http://delonline.us/1WQ6DRE
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‘Bro-Country’ Is Dying. What’s Next For Country Music?
The 2016 Academy of Country Music Awards will air Sunday with huge acts like Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney and Dolly Parton expected to take the stage in Las Vegas. The scheduled performances may include familiar faces, but the overall …
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