The Ottumwa Courier

Entertainment

December 17, 2013

Kenny Rogers isn't slowing down

OTTUMWA — It's been a busy time for Grammy award-winning artist Kenny Rogers, and he shows no signs of slowing down.

At 75 years old, Rogers has been nominated for another Grammy with Dolly Parton for their new song "You Can't Make Old Friends." He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in October. He received the CMA WIllie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in November. And he has new books, a new album and a television special all out at the same time.

Rogers will also be awarded an honorary Masters of Photography by the Professional Photographers of America in January. He has published three books of his photography and is working on a fourth.

If that wasn't enough, he is also in the midst of his 32nd annual Christmas tour. The county music legend will bring his 2013 "Christmas and Hits Through the Years" show to Ottumwa Friday. Beginning at 8 p.m. at the Bridge View Center, the first half of the show will be filled with Rogers' classic hits, while the second half will celebrate the Christmas season. His special guest is Linda Davis.

Reserved seats to the performance are $62.50 and $42.50. For more information, call 641-684-7000.

Rogers recently spoke to the Courier about all of the the excitement in his life right now.

Q: Where does your induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame rank in your career of accomplishments?

A: It's like I said that night for my acceptance speech, artists come and go. I don't care who you are, you come and you go. Music comes and goes, but the Hall of Fame is forever. I think that's something really exciting. I have identical twin boys who are 9 years old now, and I took them with me up there. I don't know if they fully got the scope of it, but I think they saw that it was a pretty big deal. As they get older, they'll really be able to appreciate it.

Text Only
Entertainment
  • MTV Movie Awards big Hollywood studio plug-fest LOS ANGELES (AP) — Last year, the MTV Movie Awards moved up its broadcast date from June to April to incorporate a summer movie plug-fest. Sunday night's show cemented that change as clips from anticipated blockbusters debuted at the madcap ceremony.

    April 14, 2014

  • 0411 OTT Five things logo -M Five things to do in southeast Iowa this weekend OTTUMWA — Music, monster trucks and memorable moments — this weekend will bring an eclectic mix of performing arts, sports, activities and informational sessions to the region. 1. Start the weekend by taking special care of your furry friends. Noah’s

    April 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • FXX plans marathon telecast of 'The Simpsons' NEW YORK (AP) — The FXX network plans a marathon telecast this summer of episodes of "The Simpsons" — all 552 of them consecutively. The network said Wednesday the marathon will start Aug. 21 and continue into Labor Day. FXX programming chief Chuck S

    April 9, 2014

  • CNN bringing back Anthony Bourdain's hot series NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Bourdain has traveled to all sorts of exotic places over the past couple of years, with none as important as where he's taken CNN itself. Bourdain's "Parts Unknown" series, a culinary travelogue, swiftly became the network's t

    April 9, 2014

  • 0409 OTT Tonic Sol-fa color photo -L -M -T Tonic Sol-fa to hit the stage Saturday night

    OTTUMWA — Tonic Sol-fa will be bringing almost 20 years of a cappella excellence to the Bridge View Center Saturday evening. The instantly recognizable sound and award-winning music begin at 7:30 p.m. Tonic Sol-fa began at St. John's University with

    April 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Barbara Walters sets May 16 for exit NEW YORK (AP) — Barbara Walters plans to make her final appearance on "The View" on May 16, part of a daylong retirement celebration that will include ABC News naming its New York headquarters after her. Later that night, ABC will air a two-hour prim

    April 7, 2014

  • Iconic Hollywood actor Mickey Rooney dies at 93 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mickey Rooney's approach to life was simple: "Let's put on a show!" He spent nine decades doing it, on the big screen, on television, on stage and in his extravagant personal life. A superstar in his youth, Rooney was Hollywood's t

    April 7, 2014

  • 0405 OTT Church Basement color photo -L -M -T Church Basement Ladies bring all-new musical to Bridge View OTTUMWA — The Church Basement Ladies are back with an all-new musical comedy, A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement. The fourth installment of the Church Basement ladies series of musical comedies, A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement will be presented Thur

    April 4, 2014 2 Photos

  • Hasbro picks five 'house rules' for new Monopoly set NEW YORK (AP) — No rent collection while in jail, double the dough for landing on Go and clean out Free Parking if your luck takes you there are among five made-up Monopoly rules Facebook fans voted in for future editions of the board game. Several t

    April 4, 2014

  • 0404 OTT Five Things color photo -L -T -M Five things to do in southeast Iowa this weekend

    OTTUMWA — If you can't find something to do this weekend in southeast Iowa, you're not looking hard enough. The next three days are filled with fun and interesting activities you'll want to attend, so your calendar will fill up quickly. 1. The offici

    April 3, 2014 2 Photos

Obituaries
Record
Facebook
AP National