By Ron Stutts
  • Head Coach Mike Fox (UNC Athletics)

    Mike Fox Joins Ron Stutts For A Diamond Talk Ahead of Pittsburgh Series

    March 6, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    The UNC baseball team is on a seven-game winning streak after starting the season 1-3.

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    The Fab Four At Fifty

    February 6, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    “FAB 4 @ 50” is happening this Sunday night at 7 at Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro. It’s a celebration of the Beatles’ first appearance in America on February 9th, 1964, on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Local musicians and others from all over North Carolina will perform in a joyous celebration of the impact the group […]

  • The World's Greatest Mother-In-Law

    August 13, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    This “Music In My Head” column is going to be a little different, but it’s a reflection of what’s been in my head lately…and there’s music, so here goes: Let me tell you about my mother-in-law. http://youtu.be/gXo04kA60Fg That song was obviously written by someone who had no appreciation for his mother-in-law, maybe with good reason.  […]

  • People Are People

    May 3, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    I promise this is still a column about music, even though it may not appear that way at first.  I don’t consider myself to be an authority on much of anything else, and most days, not even on music, but I love it so I write about it.  These days, however, something else has been […]

  • Protest Music

    January 19, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    I was 19 the first year of the lottery system. I’m talking about the U.S. Military Draft Lottery. My number was right in the middle, and I was terrified that I would be drafted and sent on a one-way trip to Vietnam. I had no desire to go off to Southeast Asia and fight in […]

  • The Rolling Stones

    November 24, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Music is always playing in my head, and a big percentage of the time it’s The Rolling Stones!  They never really go away, and for that I’m glad.  I read a book a few years ago, called “Old Gods Almost Dead.” And if you look at the members of the band up close, dinosaurs immediately […]

  • The Music in My Head

    November 4, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    The 80’s has never been my favorite decade for music. My favorite decade for music remains the 60’s and probably always will, for two really strong reasons. First of all, that’s the decade in which I came of age, and secondly, it truly was the best music ever made. I know you may feel differently, […]

  • The Gift of Music

    July 7, 2011 at 2:56 am

    At my house, everybody knows the best gift for me is always music-related. So when my birthday rolled around, it was only natural that it was time to do some serious listening. And with Father’s Day not far behind, I knew I was in for a couple of great weeks. Here are some of the […]

  • Music is the International Language

    May 27, 2011 at 12:48 am

    You’ve heard it a thousand times and it’s true. Music really is the international language! I just got back from a trip to Italy and there, I enjoyed a refresher course. Music wasn’t a big part of our stay there, but I heard enough to know that whatever country we live in, whatever our race […]

  • Try a Little Tenderness

    May 11, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Otis Redding’s in my head a lot. The late, great “Big O,” as I’ve always called him. What an incredible talent and he was taken from the world much too soon. If there’s a rock n roll heaven, he’s singing with the band. It wasn’t supposed to be that way. Otis was only 26 years […]