Michael Zennie

Bloomington police arrested a Warsaw, Ind., man for murder after he allegedly stabbed the lead singer of a Minneapolis-based thrash band to death at a house party early Saturday.

For Tommy Brown, the leader of the seven-piece bluegrass act Tommy Brown & County Line Grass, there’s really only one way to play bluegrass – the old time way. The way Bill Monroe and the Stanley Brothers played it when they brought the genre to the fore in the ’40s and ’50s.

arts  •  Jun 11, 2008 8:23 pm

Get ready for the Bean Blossom experience

This year’s festival starts Saturday and runs through June 21. It features 50 bands including J.D. Crowe and the New South and the legendary Dr. Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys. Stanley is a bluegrass hall of famer and has enjoyed mainstream success in recent years with his song, “O Death” appearing on the “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” soundtrack.