In the 1960s, Marriott hotels were expanding and rapidly growing their restaurant business. But they didn't have a nationally recognized brand for these fast food units until a movie star cowboy agreed to rent his name.
The Old West has become the New West, but for a few moments last Monday evening, Michael Martin Murphey, Philip Daughtry and the evening's artists at the Autry National Center helped us remember how and why we all ended up here.
This week, Lady Gaga births her album her way and sucks nearly all of the musical oxygen out of the room. But if you can escape the Gaga takeover, check out Joseph Arthur's transcendence and Boris' Tokyo noise.