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Past articles by Chris:

No Time To Waste: Moving From Sustainability Intentions To Action

Turn your sustainability obstacles into actionable commitments → Read More

Yarbrough goes 8 2/3 innings, Rays beat Mariners 1-0

Ryan Yarbrough came within an out of his first career shutout, Eric Sogard hit a solo homer and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Seattle Mariners 1-0 Sunday. → Read More

Angels give up on Matt Harvey, drop pitcher from roster

SEATTLE - The Los Angeles Angels gave up on their $11 million investment in Matt Harvey, designating the 30-year-old right-hander for assignment on Friday. → Read More

Mariners win 10-9, hand Orioles 10th straight loss

Kyle Seager, Dylan Moore and Mac Williamson all homered to help Seattle build a big lead, and the Mariners held off Baltimore's comeback in a 10-9 win that handed the Orioles their 10th straight loss. → Read More

Santana powers Mariners past Orioles 5-2

Domingo Santana hit his third home run in two days, Wade LeBlanc gave the Mariners a boost on the mound after another rough outing by an opener and Seattle beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2. → Read More

Grand Ole Opry Heads To Bonnaroo, Continues To Evolve As It Nears 100

The 92-year-old live concert show headed to the festival with a mission to win new fans from younger generations and grow its audience. → Read More

George Harrison

Latest news and commentary on George Harrison including photos, videos, quotations, and a biography. → Read More

New Academy Of Country Music CEO Looks To The Future As Awards Approach

New Academy of Country Music CEO Pete Fisher oversees his first Academy of Country Music Awards telecast this Sunday with an eye on the future. → Read More

Thom Yorke's 'Tomorrow's Modern Boxes': Everything feels familiar

On Yorke's second solo album, the singer seems to disappear behind the music halfway through his new release. → Read More

Lee Ann Womack chasing happiness over hits

After 15 years of channeling commercial country music, Lee Ann Womack is channeling something new: The music she's always wanted to make With the release this week of country covers record "The Way I'm Livin'," the singer… → Read More

Miranda Lambert leads pack of CMA Awards 2014 nominees

For the 2014 CMA Awards, Miranda Lambert tied with herself for the amount of nods a female nominee has received, with the singer's nine nominations nearly double the amount of nods received by the person closest to her. Miranda Lambert released the album 'Platinum' earlier this summer. → Read More

Lambert, Bryan, Urban early CMA nomination leaders

(AP) â€" Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan and Keith Urban are the initial top nominees for this year's Country Music Association Awards. The country stars have three nominations apiece, including entertainer and album of the year, after five categories were announced Wednesday by Darius Rucker and Little Big Town on ABC's "Good Morning America." → Read More

Beyonce seizes moment at MTV Video Music Awards - The Sacramento Bee

They don't call her Queen Bey for nothing. → Read More

Beyonce seizes moment at MTV Video Music Awards

By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer They don't call her Queen Bey for nothing. → Read More

Beyonce seizes moment at MTV Video Music Awards

By CHRIS TALBOTT AP Music Writer They don't call her Queen Bey for nothing. → Read More

Miley both naughty and nice in return to Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Miley's back, y'all. Miley Cyrus made her delayed-due-to-illness return to the town where she grew up Thursday night, bringing a flying hot dog, a dwarf dressed as the Liberty Bell, a dozen recognizable hits, a taunt to the girls who beat her up in school and a lot of inappropriate touching. Drawing a crowd of mostly young women — and a hefty number of moms — the show was a… → Read More

NASHVILLE, Tenn.: The Civil Wars music duo announce formal breakup

The members of folk duo The Civil Wars have made it official: They're breaking up. → Read More

Katy Perry's world tour has variety, showmanship

Katy Perry's Prismatic World Tour is currently in the U.S. and the singer's performance has earnestness and a neon menagerie of visual effects, props, and aerobatics. During her tour, Katy Perry performs songs such as 'Dark Horse' and 'Firework.' → Read More

Katy Perry's live show as sweet as cotton candy

Perry was everything you'd want in a pop princess during her sold-out show at Bridgestone Arena, offering fans a growing catalog of hits, a neon menagerie of visual effects, props and aerobatics, and just the right amount of earnestness. [...] the 29-year-old singer uses anthemic songs with empowerment messages to mine the wide middle ground between Beyonce and Rihanna's adults-only cabaret and their… → Read More

Bobby Womack, singer with brave 2nd act, dies

Womack was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease two years ago and overcame addiction and multiple health issues, including prostate cancer, to pull off a second act in his career. The soul singer cut a wide path through the music business as a performer and songwriter in a career that spanned seven decades. According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website, Womack was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and… → Read More