Michael Jackson, Fess Parker, Ronald Reagan and Matt LeBlanc are among those residents, but surfers, cowboys, artists, veterans and settlers get the most affectionate treatment. Etling takes us not only to Jacksons fantasy estate and the sets of "Sideways" and "Seabiscuit," but to Highway 246 on California Cleanup Day, a university lecture on gophers and numerous local festivals. ...Read the Book ...
From Job to Job to Job, a Life Lived — and LostNBC 10 PhiladelphiaHer adoration of Michael Jackson was so intense that when the singer died in 2009, she called her boss, sobbing, to tell him she needed time off to fly to California for the funeral — even though she knew he was vacationing in Turkey and the hour was ... […]
By Ken Wright Special to The chronicle-journal A rare performer in any day or age, Becky Barksdale embodies in one individual the vast Texas blues guitar tradition of a Freddie King, the flirtatious sensuality and assertive independence of a Bessie Smith and the raw passionate vocals of a Janis Joplin. […]
Barksdale brings bite to the bluesThe Chronicle JournalAfter nailing down guitar and vocal duties with boogie-blues masters Canned Heat, Barksdale landed the lead guitar spot with Michael Jackson adding some fiery punch to the King of Pop's 1993 Dangerous World Tour. ... like Mission Impossible III ... […]