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Alison Krauss Puts a New Spin on the Willie Nelson Classic ‘I Never Cared for You’

Alison Krauss Puts a New Spin on the Willie Nelson Classic ‘I Never Cared for You’
Alison Krauss knows all about making a classic tune feel new.

In a video shared exclusively with People, the 27-time Grammy Award-winning singer performs a jazzy rendition of Willie Nelson’s old favorite “I Never Cared for You” off of her new album Windy City for Cracker Barrel’s Warehouse Sessions.

“We made music with the folks from Cracker Barrel many years ago, and it was great to be back alongside them again,” said Krauss, 45, of the experience.

In the clip, Krauss is joined by Union Station band members Ron Block on acoustic guitar and Barry Bales on bass, Matt Rollings
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9 Great Live Performances from Dolly Parton, Our Forever Queen

9 Great Live Performances from Dolly Parton, Our Forever Queen
National treasure Dolly Parton turns 71 on Thursday, Jan. 19. There’s a long list of reasons why Dolly is forever No. 1 in our hearts — her wit, charm, benevolence — but first and foremost, it’s her music. As she’s grown into more of a cultural icon and celebrated personality, it can occasionally be difficult to remember that Parton is primarily an astonishingly talented musician. So we scoured the YouTube archives for some videos to prove just that. Enjoy.

“Appalachian Memories,” 1985:

Parton announces that the next song is “for all the hard-workin’ daddies” out there, which elicits a loud “wooo” from a member of the audience.
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Nashville Season 5 Episode 1 Review – ‘The Wayfaring Stranger’

Rachel Bellwoar reviews the first episode of Nashville season 5…

Thursday night Cmt treated viewers to an early look at the first half of Nashville’s two hour fifth season premiere. ‘The Wayfaring Stranger’ marks the first episode of Nashville on its new network, Cmt, and the first under new showrunners, Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz (Thirtysomething). Resurrected after ABC cancelled the show in May, fans who campaigned to have it saved won’t be disappointed.

That’s not to say the show doesn’t feel a bit different under new management. Where old Nashville might’ve strung viewers along about Juliette’s fate, as it did with Rayna and Deacon’s constantly in flux walk down the aisle, new Nashville doesn’t. Season four ended with Avery waiting at the airport for news of Juliette’s plane, which had sent a distress call. That Juliette would be killed off, without
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Nashville Season 5 Premiere Recap: Slow Jam the Blues

Nashville Season 5 Premiere Recap: Slow Jam the Blues
Goodbye, pig’s blood. Hello, ennui.

A spruced-up and pared-down Nashville gets underway this week, with the Season 5 premiere marking both the drama’s move to Cmt network and its slowed-down approach to storytelling, courtesy of new showrunners Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz.

RelatedNashville Ep Talks ‘Course Correction’ Regarding Maddie’s Role in Season 5

The hour — which is the first half of a two-part season opener; Part 2 will air Jan. 5 — finds both of the series’ leading ladies in rough places. Juliette survives her plane crash (no shocker there) but becomes convinced that the injuries she sustains are some kind of karmic payout for past bitchery.
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Chuck Berry Turns 90, Announces New Album: Photos, Videos and Great Stories from His Life

Chuck Berry Turns 90, Announces New Album: Photos, Videos and Great Stories from His Life
Chuck Berry, cited by a wide swath of artists as the definitive influence on American rock ‘n’Â roll, turned 90 on Tuesday.

He’s celebrating in part by announcing a new album, titled Chuck, that will see release in 2017. Comprised mostly of originals, it’s Berry’s first album in 38 years. Recorded primarily in his native St. Louis, Missouri, the album features his longtime backing group that includes son Charles Berry Jr. (guitar), daughter Ingrid Berry (harmonica) and his bassist of forty years, Jimmy Marsala. The group has accompanied Berry for over two decades’ worth of residency shows (some 200 performances) at St.
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Why Steve Gebhardt Was a Major American Filmmaker

Steve Gebhardt, the Cincinnati filmmaker who died last month of heart failure at age 78, made films with or about such fascinating cultural figures as John and Yoko, the Rolling Stones, John Sinclair, Jonas Mekas, Jazz Composers Orchestra, architect Zaha Hadid and bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe. Yet for all his impressive work and connections, he never really became well-known. And it was often a struggle for the films he worked on to get released, or for him to get what he felt was proper credit. "He was very good working with other people," said Mekas, a mentor and confidante. "Sometimes he did not get credit for it. I think he helped a lot with what John Lennon and Yoko Ono did. And he was dedicated, selfless. He did not work for credit; he just did what he liked to do and was very helpful to many people." After graduating from Cincinnati's Walnut Hills High School,
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Icons of Fright’s Writing Mixtape, Part Five: Rebekah McKendry

*Editor’s note: For this fifth entry into the Icons of Fright’s Writing Mixtape series, we’ve partnered with Fangoria Magazine/Killer Pov’s Rebekah McKendry to bring you fright fanatics her go-to jams when it comes to creating various pieces. Check it out and thanks a lot to Rebekah for giving us her list! -Jerry

To fill you on who the heck I am- I’m a staffer at Fangoria. I also write for Shock Till You Drop, FearNet, and anyone else who asks nicely. I co-host the Killer Pov Podcast on Geek Nation, and additionally I’m a horror filmmaker. So when I’m not reviewing films, writing articles, or penning press releases, I’m working out scenes and dialogue.

There is a fine art to creating mixtapes that I never fully grasped. While my 8th grade boyfriend crafted the perfect blend of tunes to encapsulate my pre-teen emotions,
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Pokey Lafarge: Pokey Lafarge

Singer/songwriter Pokey Lafarge can be as bluegrass as Bill Monroe, as country as Johnny Cash and as folk as Bob Dylan. In contemporary references, the nearly-30-year-old is as much of a traditionalist as the Carolina Chocolate Drops or Luke Winslow-King. And on his self-titled release—his debut on Jack White’s Third Man Records—Lafarge blends these musical styles better than ever before....
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Maggie Gyllenhaal to Star in Vibrator Comedy

Maggie Gyllenhaal to Star in Vibrator Comedy
Just the other night on Cinematical Late Night, we learned that one Maggie Gyllenhaal was looking to star with husband Peter Sarsgaard in his upcoming bluegrass biopic Blue Moon of Kentucky. But that's not all she's interested in working on right now. So, how do you balance a little Bill Monroe tuneage with your other work? More heavy drama, geek fare, family fun, or voice work? Nah. The actress has been there and done that.

Instead, Ms. Gyllenhaal has signed on to star in a new period piece. The film is not about writers, romance, plagues, or royalty, as usually happens with retro fare, but rather -- we swear! -- vibrators.

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Maggie Gyllenhaal looks for laughs in ‘vibrator comedy’

HollywoodNews.com: Maggie Gyllenhaal is working overtime.

Soon after it was announced that she was starring with her main man Peter Sarsgaard in a bluegrass Bill Monroe feature, she’s also linked to a period romantic comedy “Hysteria.”

Variety is calling the film a “vibrator comedy.”

Hugh Dancy stars as the doctor and love interest of Gyllenhaal. Dancy’s character apparently works for her father who is being played by Jonathan Pryce. The film is expected to go before the cameras in October.

Speaking to ScreenCrave, Gyllenhaal exclaims, “I play a firecracker whose father is a doctor who is in the business of curing hysterical women. He cures them basically by getting them off and that actually happened. I end up having a sort of unexpected love affair with this guy who works for him, and who by mistake invents the vibrator.”

Gyllenhaal can be seen on the big screen this weekend in the U.
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Hugh Dancy Joins Maggie Gyllenhaal for Hysteria

Amid the same round of press where Maggie Gyllenhaal revealed she would star alongside Peter Sarsgaard in a Bill Monroe biopic, the actress spoke a bit about her upcoming role in Hysteria:

I play a firecracker whose father is a doctor who is in the business of curing hysterical women. He cures them basically by getting them off and that actually happened. I end up having a sort of unexpected love affair with this guy who works for him, and who by mistake invents the vibrator. [ScreenCrave]

Variety confirms Gyllenhaal’s involvement in the period rom-com, which most headlines have taken to calling a “vibrator comedy.” Hugh Dancy has been cast opposite Gyllenhaal as the doctor (and romantic interest) who works for her father, played by Jonathan Pryce. Rupert Everett also stars, with Tanya Wexler directing from a script by Stephen Dyer and Jonah Lisa Dyer. Hysteria is slated for an October shoot.
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Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard to duet in bluegrass film

HollywoodNews.com: The life of bluegrass music pioneer, Bill Monroe, will be brought to the big screen in a feature starring real life couple Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard.

Sarsgaard is set to portray Monroe while Gyllenhaal will easily play the musician’s lover Bessie Lee Mauldin.

Digital Spy overheard Gyllenhaal saying “Bill Monroe, who invented Blue Grass music, had a kind of Sid and Nancy-style affair with this woman Bessie Lee Mauldin throughout his life.

T-Bone Burnett’s going to do the music and Callie Khouri, who wrote ‘Thelma & Louise,’ wrote the script so we’re going to do that together.”

Gyllenhaal and Sarsgaard married in May 2009.

The Monroe biopic would mark the second time that the twosome have worked together onscreen. Gyllenhaal and Sarsgaard starred alongside each other in the 2005 Sundance Film Festival entry “The Dying Gaul.” They will be appearing on stage soon in the Gotham
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Gyllenhaal, Sarsgaard for Monroe biopic

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard are to star in a new biopic on the life of musician Bill Monroe. Sarsgaard has signed up to play musical legend Monroe, dubbed 'The Father of Bluegrass' for his pioneering of the genre. Gyllenhaal will star opposite as Monroe's lover Bessie Lee Mauldin. The Oscar-nominated actress told Screen Cave: "Bill MonroeBill Monroe[/link], who invented Blue Grass music, had a kind of Sid and Nancy-style affair with this woman Bessie Lee Mauldin throughout his life. (more)
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Maggie Gyllenhaal in Bill Monroe’s Biopic

So, back in June, we all had a chance to hear a rumor about Peter Sarsgaard’s possible involvement in a Bill Monroe’s biopic, written by Callie Khouri.

Today, we’re here to report that Sarsgaard’s wife and Maggie Gyllenhaal (Nanny McPhee Returns, Crazy Heart, Away We Go, The Dark Knight) will be the part of the upcoming project as well.

Maggie Gyllenhaal described her role this way:

Bill Monroe, who invented bluegrass music, had a kind of Sid and Nancy style affair with this woman Bessie Lee Mauldin throughout his life and T-Bone Burnett’s going to do the music and Callie Khouri – who wrote Thelma & Louise – wrote the script so we’re going to do that together.”

Not bad at all! Especially with that Oscar winning team on board, and Finn Taylor (The Darwin Awards) in charge for directing the whole thing!

For all Gyllenhaal fans out there,
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Maggie Gyllenhaal Teams With Her Husband

Maggie Gyllenhaal has confirmed that she and her husband Peter Sarsgaard will team for a biopic about bluegrass legend Bill Monroe.

Sarsgaard was attached to play Monroe in the film back in June and Gyllenhaal's involvement was first rumoured then, a claim her reps quickly denied. Now, though while not officially attached, the actress herself confirmed to Screen Crave that she is involved with the film.

"Bill Monroe, who invented bluegrass music, had a kind of Sid and Nancy-style affair with this woman Bessie Lee Mauldin throughout his life, and T Bone Burnett’s going to do the music and Callie Khouri, who wrote "Thelma & Louise," wrote the script, so we’re going to do that together" said Gyllenhaal of the project.

Gyllenhaal is also attached to star in Tanya Wexler's "Hysteria," a period piece about the invention of the vibrator. Hugh Dancy, Rupert Everett and Jonathan Pryce are said to be co-starring.
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Maggie Gyllenhaal Updates Hysteria, Bill Monroe Biopic

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Nanny McPhee & The Big Bang opened in the UK earlier this year and this coming Friday it’s being released in the Us, now with the slight change in title: Nanny McPhee Returns.

During press interviews for the film, Maggie Gyllenhaal updated the status of two upcoming film projects: Hysteria, and an untitled Bill Monroe biopic.

The first, Hysteria, is a rom-com centered on the invention of the vibrator. Hysteria is set to be directed by Tanya Wexler from a script by Jonah Lisa Dyer and Stephen Dyer. The second film, an untitled biopic of music legend Bill Monroe, will see her acting alongside her husband Peter Sarsgaard. Finn Taylor is currently attached to direct.

Here’s what Maggie Gyllenhaal had to say of her involvement in Hysteria:

In Hysteria I play a firecracker whose father is a doctor who is in the business of curing hysterical women. He
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Cinematical Late Night: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lars von Trier, Alex Cross

Cinematical Late Night: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lars von Trier, Alex Cross
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- Maggie Gyllenhaal will star with real-life husband Peter Sarsgaard in the Bill Monroe biopic Blue Moon of Kentucky, for which she'll also be reunited with the musical genius of Crazy Heart Oscar-winner T-Bone Burnett. She will portray bass player Bessie Lee Maudlin, whose tumultuous relationship with Monroe Gyllenhaal describes as "Sid and Nancy style affair." Does that mean she somehow caused him to have a stroke and die at the young age of 84?

- As if Antichrist on Criterion disc isn't enough to get Lars von Trier fans excited, the filmmaker's unfinished, abandoned, was-to-be-30-years-in-the-making project Dimension will be released next week as part of a
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Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard to Headine Bill Monroe Film

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Bill Monroe join up for a Bill Monroe biopic In a recent talk with ScreenCrave, Maggie Gyllenhaal (Nanny McPhee Returns) talked about a new role in an upcoming Bill Monroe biopic.

In fact, Gyllenhaal is going to co-star in this film with her husband Peter Sarsgaard that examines the music legend's life. Here is what Gyllenhaal had to say about that project:

"Bill Monroe, who invented Blue Grass music had a kind of Sid and Nancy style affair with this woman Bessie Lee Mauldin throughout his life and T-Bone Burnett's going to do the music and Callie Khouri who wrote Thelma & Louise wrote the script so we're going to do that together.

There currently isn't any release information about this film. As more news surfaces we will be sure to bring it to you.
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Maggie Gyllenhaal to Star in Bill Monroe Biopic with Peter Sarsgaard

While working the press rounds for Nanny McPhee Returns, Maggie Gyllenhaal revealed that she would star alongside husband Peter Sarsgaard in a biopic of musician Bill Monroe. She described her role in the film,

Bill Monroe, who invented bluegrass music had a kind of Sid and Nancy style affair with this woman Bessie Lee Mauldin throughout his life and T-Bone Burnett’s going to do the music and Callie Khouri — who wrote Thelma & Louise — wrote the script so we’re going to do that together.” [Screen Crave]

Sounds like an interesting project, and it’s worth noting that both names Ms. Gyllenhaal mentioned are Oscar winners; Finn Taylor (The Darwin Awards) is on board as director. Following her appearance in the Nanny McPhee sequel, Gyllenhaal will next be seen Hysteria, in which she has an “unexpected love affair” with the man who accidentally invents the vibrator. Hmm.
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Casting Notes: Maggie Gyllenhaal in Bill Monroe Biopic; Scott Speedman in The Vow; Josh Hartnett in Tomorrow; Karl Yune in Real Steel

Casting Notes: Maggie Gyllenhaal in Bill Monroe Biopic; Scott Speedman in The Vow; Josh Hartnett in Tomorrow; Karl Yune in Real Steel
Looks like Maggie Gyllenhaal will play alongside her husband Peter Sarsgaard in a biopic of bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe. She told ScreenCrave she'd been in the film about "Bill Monroe, who invented Blue Grass music had a kind of Sid and Nancy style affair with this woman Bessie Lee Mauldin throughout his life... T-Bone Burnett’s going to do the music and Callie Khouri who wrote Thelma & Louise wrote the script so we’re going to do that together." After the break, Scott Speedman takes a vow, Josh Hartnett may reunite with Paul McGuigan, and Real Steel adds one more. Scott Speedman is negotiating to join romantic drama The Vow, in which he'd play the former fiance of Rachel McAdams' character, who is in an amnesiac state after she and her new husband (Channing Tatum) are in a car crash. The film shoots next month in Toronto, with Michael Sucsy
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