ACL Hall of Fame 2017 Inductees Announced
Austin City Limits has announced its 2017 class of inductees. In the Hall of Fame’s third year, Roy Orbison, Rosanne Cash, and the Neville Brothers will take their place of honor already occupied by musicians like Guy Clark, B.B. King, Loretta Lynn, and Willie Nelson. The Austin City Limits Hall of Fame was established in 2014 to honor and celebrate the key artists who have made lasting and legendary contributions to Austin City Limits, the longest-running music series in television history, currently in its 43rd season. Roy Orbison, Rosanne Cash, and the Neville Brothers will be inducted and celebrated on October 25th at the Moody Theatre. Special guest performers include Raul Malo and Ry Cooder, and the evening will be hosted by Chris Isaak. Tickets go on sale to the public on this Friday.
Coachella Fest and the Mobile Phone Marauders
Weekend one of Coachella fest is a wrap, and while Radiohead had their second consecutive Coachella performance marred by tech issues, for about 130 festivalgoers, technology was a hero, twice. On Friday, 36-year-old Reinaldo De Jesus Heano was found with over 100 stolen cellphones in his backpack, leading to an immediate arrest on suspicions of grand theft. On Sunday another man was caught with 30 stolen phones. But when you’ve got the wrath of 100 scorned millennials on you, stolen technology doesn’t stay that way for long. With the help of GPS and a few find-my-phone-apps, both marauders were caught within hours of their pillage. Heano was released after posting a $10,000 bail, but could still face charges for grand theft.