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Western stars rode musical trails to CMA Hall of Fame

The Western flavor of the Augusta Futurity, which begins today in the Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, reminds me of the many western music stars who have been inducted into the Country Music Association's Hall of Fame.
Ramblin' Rhodes
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VIENNA, Austria -- Opera classics and experimental Shakespeare productions will be featured at Vienna's annual summer music and theater extravaganza opening Friday.
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A look at the 20th century: 1998

AIKEN -- For the video poker industry, 1998 was a year of aces in South Carolina politics. The industry-supported candidate for governor won, and the state Supreme Court upheld the legality of the games.
Metro | Academy of Richmond County
Roy Rogers dead at 86

Roy Rogers, the "King of the Cowboys" who sang, smiled and occasionally shot his way into the hearts of multitudes of Little Buckaroos, died Monday. He was 86. Mr. Rogers died in his desert home near Victorville, Calif., of congestive heart failure, with his wife and co-star Dale Evans and other family members at his side. He had undergone heart surgery in 1977 and 1990 and had been somewhat frail in recent years. From 1943 to 1954, Mr. Rogers was ranked by theater operators as the No. 1 Western box office star.
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Roy Rogers

"There are no more heroes ... that's it, the mold's ... been broke. Roy Rogers was the last of the real good guys, the guy in the white hat." -- Ken Jackson, 44-year-old Roy Rogers fan To baby-boomers who grew up watching Roy Rogers in the movies or on television each Saturday, he was the quintessential Western hero. The King of the Cowboys died Monday at 86.
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