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Keith's tribute to Haggard airs Sunday on Fox

Merle Haggard gets an assist from friend Toby Keith on Feb. 8 in Las Vegas, one of the country music legend's final concerts before his death April 6.

Toby Keith, who sang with Merle Haggard at one of the country legend’s final concerts, will perform a tribute in celebration of his friend and musical hero Sunday on Fox.

"He's the biggest ever,“ Keith told the Associated Press in an interview. ”He never did stray off the beaten path. He stayed exactly with what he did. He never quit writing the same style of songs.

"He was my idol."

The American Country Countdown Awards at the Forum in Inglewood will pair Keith with Hag’s band the Strangers, including the icon’s youngest son, Ben.

Cashew nut with shrimp and rice is served at Asian Experience. Californian critic Pete Tittl ordered a similar dish, the cashew chicken. Though light on cashews, Tittl's order had the a well-executed mix of vegetables, including fresh mushrooms, bell peppers, red peppers, baby corn on the cob, some onions and a few cashews, all cooked in a chili paste that really brought punch to the plate.

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Yes, I have family in Taft and, no, they didn’t make a peep about Asian Experience before Guy Fieri blew the place out of the box on national TV. After visiting, I understand why. It’s small. It’s frequently crowded. I wouldn’t go without a reservation, particularly on a weekend night. We had been

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