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August 21, 2014 8:00 PM

Merle Haggard: The face of country

Still hale and feisty at 77, Merle Haggard remains one of country music’s most iconic figures. He'll perform along with Tift Merritt Saturday night as part of the Southern Folklife Collection’s 25th anniversary.

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