Krauss Headlines Clooney Festival

Grammy-winning bluegrass artist Alison Krauss will headline the Rosemary Clooney Music Festival later this month. Krauss is playing with other artists from the "Down From the Mountain" tour, inspired

Grammy-winning bluegrass artist Alison Krauss will headline the Rosemary Clooney Music Festival later this month. Krauss is playing with other artists from the "Down From the Mountain" tour, inspired by music from the "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" film, including the Peasall Sisters and the Whites, at the Sept. 28 event in Maysville, Ky.

The festival will include a tribute to Clooney, a native of Maysville who died on June 29, with film clips and memories shared by her brother, Nick Clooney.
The music festival was started four years ago to preserve and restore the Russell Theatre, where Clooney's movie, "The Stars Are Singing," premiered in 1953.

Clooney's nephew, actor George Clooney, starred in "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" opposite John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson, and John Goodman.

As previously reported, Krauss and her band Union Station will release a two-disc live album Nov. 5 via Rounder Records and a concert DVD shot over the course of the same shows soon on a still-to-be-determined date.


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