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JAMES BEST – Beloved as Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane

April 9, 2015

HICKORY, N.C., April 6, 2015—James Best, the actor best known for his portrayal of bumbling yet endearing Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane on TV’s “The Dukes of Hazzard,” died at 9:28 p.m. ET Monday after a brief illness and complications of pneumonia. He was 88. The youngest of eight brothers and a sister, James was born Jewel …

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Rappahanock Americana Music Festival May 17

April 14, 2014

Ben Jones and Alma Viator present The First Annual Rappahannock Americana Music FestivalMay 17, 2014 • Noon-10 pm • Beautiful Washington, VirginiaAmericana Music for an Americana Town “Americana music is the home-grown music of America. It is influenced by old time string music, jug bands, the blues and rhythm and blues, country and bluegrass, Cajun and Creole, and …

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HONORING GEORGE JONES – (1931-2013)

May 11, 2013

To me, George Jones represented the heart and soul of Country Music. I was just starting high school when his first big hit, “Why Baby Why” came out. That was almost sixty years ago and “the Possum” has been a musical companion ever since. From vinyl 45’s through 8-tracks and cassettes and on through C.D.s. …

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The General Lee of ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ Will Keep Its Stars and Bars says The New York Times

September 2, 2012

The General Lee of ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’ Will Keep Its Stars and Bars says The New York Times Read Story Click Here. Mr. Jones was on stage at The Lee County Fair near his hometown in Washington, VA during request for interview.     http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/31/the-

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