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Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel will fill in as guest DJ for Austin station KVET's Sammy Allred, who is in good condition after triple bypass surgery at the Heart Hospital of Austin. Allred, who is also a member of the Geezinslaws, is expected to be out of action at least four weeks. ... Kortney Kayle will be featured in a recurring role on
ABC's One Life to Live this summer. Kayle will portray herself and have several musical performances on the show. ... Lucy Lawless, a country music fan, has turned in her warrior princess garb for a songwriter's flannel and denim following the cancellation of Xena, the Austin American Statesman reports. Lawless has asked Threadgill's Eddie Wilson -- stepfather of Renee O'Connor, who played Xena sidekick Gabrielle -- to line up a backing band of Austin musicians for some serious woodshedding.
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