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Dolly Parton’s Inspiration for Her Song ‘Jolene’ Involves Her Husband

Singing legend Dolly Parton has an endless list of hit songs. From “I Will Always Love You” and “Two Doors Down” to “9 to 5” and “Islands in the Stream,” the music icon has launched classics in country, pop, and more recently, the inspirational genre.

Parton’s 1974 song “Jolene” may be considered one of her most famous, which was inspired by two different women.

Dolly Parton attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards
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Dolly Parton’s advice on marriage

Married to Carl Dean since 1966, Parton’s husband tends to stay out of the spotlight. The singer revealed her husband has always preferred to keep things low key.

“When I met my husband, he wanted to take me out to dinner,” the Grammy winner shared, according to People. “He pulled up to the drive-in window and got our food at McDonald’s. … He only likes to go places where he can be comfortable!”

After 54 years of marriage, Parton apparently attributes some of their relationship’s success to the theory that absence makes the heart grow fonder.

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“I always joke and laugh when people ask me what’s the key to my long marriage and lasting love,” the singer remarked, noting her packed travel schedule. “I always say ‘Stay gone!’ and there’s a lot of truth to that … but we really enjoy each other when we’re together and the little things we do.”

Singer-songwriter describes a temptress in ‘Jolene’

To the delight of

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In a coronavirus world, ANA Inspiration can follow the success of the PGA Championship

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Golfweek’s Steve DiMeglio previews the field this week for the PGA Championship, the first major of the year, at TPC Harding Park.

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On a list of big surprises in sports these days, news that the ANA Inspiration will be played in Rancho Mirage without spectators ranks pretty low.

The LPGA major at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage was fighting a losing battle over having fans on the course in September. When the spike in the coronavirus hit in the last month, it was pretty obvious that having a large number of spectators walking the fairways or filling grandstands just didn’t make sense in a pandemic world.

Just getting the tournament played was going to be a victory, and the team at the ANA Inspiration, working with Riverside County authorities, managed to get the final approval to play.

Make no mistake, though, the decision about having fans or not was not really made by the tournament organizers or the LPGA. It was about rules and orders from the state and the county that killed off the idea of spectators.

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“Our choice, if it was possible, we would certainly not be without our fans,” said Michele Mair, vice president of golf communications for International Management Group, operators of the

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WATCH: Artists at Dubai Canvas share their inspiration

Mahra Al Falahi, a 23-year-old local artist, poses with one of her art pieces on display at the Dubai Canvas 2020 taking place at City Walk, Dubai.
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DUBAI: As life returns to normal in the UAE, one of the first in-person art exhibitions is being held at City Walk’s indoor space, where the public can find a number of unique pieces under the theme of “Travelling through Art”.

Brand Dubai has partnered with Meeras to host the Dubai Canvas exhibition this year, where a number of local and international talents have come to share their artistic visions. The event showcases many different artists as well as musical performances, an interactive painting experience with a pendulum as well as other shows. The exhibition also tailored to the current climate, with Emirati artist Ahmed Al Mahri creating a live calligraphy piece that depicted the Lebanese flag.

Conversation with 3D International artist

Guinness World Record Holder Juandres Vera is a Spanish 3D artist who has participated in Dubai Canvas for five years. A regular at numerous international and local art events, Vera has presented two large three-dimensional artworks at City Walk this year, where visitors can interact with the work and take some unique illusion photography.

“Most festivals [around the world] use the same locations every year. But in Dubai, every year is a different location. Sometimes we work on the floor, sometimes on the wall, or sometimes both. ‘Travelling Through Art’, the theme of this edition, is

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Drawing angels and inspiration; issues of race and political history discussed at the BPL

Eric Carle, Homage to Paul Klee 14, 2018.
Eric Carle, Homage to Paul Klee 14, 2018.Collection of The Eric and Barbara Carle Foundation. © Penguin Random House LLC.

Picturing angels

Paul Klee’s angel drawings and prints — some 70 of them he did in his career — use simple lines to show figures serene, playful, contemplative, protective, sometimes sad. Inspired by Klee’s angels, the children’s book artist Eric Carle made a series of 20 angel collages using cardboard, paint, and found objects. These pieces are the subject of a new exhibit at the Eric Carle Museum of Art. “Eric Carle’s Angels: An Homage to Paul Klee” opened to the public last week, and will run trough Nov. 29. Carle started making the collages four years ago, at age 87, using materials that otherwise would’ve been discarded in his studio: shipping boxes, tubes of paint, carpet shreds, aluminum scraps. His angels are colorful, expressive, with scrawly sweeps of color like Cy Twombly, but with a lighter, more playful touch. Wings gesture at sweep, uplift, flight, embrace. The pieces exude a benevolence and showcase a masterful use of color, shape, and energy, a vital series by an artist whose work expands well beyond the pages of children’s books. For more information, visit carlemuseum.org.

Pleasures of the seasons

Eleven paragraphs in Vermont writer Makenna Goodman’s swift and sensual debut novel, “The Shame” (Milkweed), move the reader through the seasons of the Vermont year in a way that is so specific, so alive, so accurately capturing the shifts,

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LPGA’s ANA Inspiration to be held without spectators

(Reuters) – Next month’s ANA Inspiration, which is traditionally the LPGA’s first major championship of the year, will be played without spectators because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the elite women’s professional golf circuit said on Friday.

The Sept. 10-13 event at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, California was originally slated to take place in April but was postponed because of the virus that halted professional sports across the globe.

“The champion’s walk at 18 and the jump into Poppie’s Pond are two of the greatest traditions on the LPGA Tour,” LPGA Tour Commissioner Mike Whan said in a news release.

“While we wish we could have fans with us in person to celebrate these exciting moments, ensuring the health and safety of everyone inside and outside the ropes is of the utmost importance.”

Four of the LPGA’s five majors remain on the schedule this year, including the Aug. 20-23 Women’s British Open which will also be held without spectators at Royal Troon Golf Club in Scotland.

The Oct. 8-11 Women’s PGA Championship in Pennsylvania and Dec. 10-13 U.S. Women’s Open in Texas have not yet announced whether spectators will be allowed to attend.

In June, the LPGA cancelled Evian Championship that was scheduled for this week in France because of travel restrictions and governmental quarantine requirements related to the pandemic.

Reporting by Frank Pingue in Toronto, editing by Pritha Sarkar

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