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Ken Burns Documentary “Country Music” Donates to Hall of Fame

Ken Burns’ next documentary Country music will begin airing on PBS stations before the end of the year, but some will live forever in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. At a press conference Wednesday in Nashville, Burns showed an excerpt from the documentary and announced that he would donate all transcripts and […]

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Ken Burns Promotes Country Music Series in Memphis and Visits Sun Studio

Standing in the small anteroom just outside the famous Sun recording studio at 706 Union Ave., Jerry Phillips – son of Sun founder Sam Phillips – looked up to a wall of framed portraits of Carl Perkins, Conway Twitty , Little Milton, Sonny Burgess, Junior Parker and Elvis, and said, “None of these guys looked […]

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Burns Presents Bristol Sessions in New Country Music Series | Latest titles

“Ralph Peer said that success is being in the right place when lightning strikes, and like we say in the script, he was about to strike for him twice in the same place,” Duncan said. “It’s historically and narratively essential – historically because that’s where two of the founding artists of commercial country music were […]

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Another musical documentary premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival

On June 25, 2016, New York’s Other Music, a must-see East Village record store, closed. Its more than two decades of activity was celebrated with a tribute show at the Bowery Ballroom starring Yoko Ono, Sharon Van Etten and Yo La Tengo, among others. In April, the store’s history will drag on in Other Music, […]