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17 min ago | Myrtle Beach Online

Van Morrison takes his music home with concert near Belfast

Some 400,000 Garth Brooks fans may still be licking their wounds over his aborted concerts in Ireland, which were originally scheduled for this past weekend.


Related Topix: Garth Brooks, Country, United Kingdom, Down County, Northern Ireland, Billy Connolly, Entertainment

1 hr ago | USA Today

Eric Clapton honors JJ Cale with a cool 'Breeze'

Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty and other devotees of JJ Cale pay tribute to the late musician on 'The Breeze,' out July 29. Eric Clapton honors JJ Cale with a cool 'Breeze' Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty and other devotees of JJ Cale pay tribute to the late musician on 'The Breeze,' out July 29. Check out this story on ... (more)


Related Topix: Blues, J.J. Cale, Eric Clapton, Oklahoma, Oklahoma Government, Music, Entertainment

2 hrs ago |

Here Are the Candidates for Brooklyn's 5 Vacant State Legislature Seats

Four of the spots have been empty since four elected officials moved to new positions on January 1, and a fifth office was vacated when William Boyland Jr. was sent to prison in March.


Related Topix: Andrew Cuomo, US Governors, Assembly, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Yvette Clarke, US Politics, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY, Crown Heights, NY

3 hrs ago | Swindon Advertiser

Punters sang it their way for hospice

As well as enjoying the music, they were raising money for the Swindon Advertiser 's 160 Appeal in aid of Prospect Hospice , with performers and audience members alike digging deep to fill collecting tins.


Related Topix: The Wurzels, Pop/Rock

3 hrs ago | NBC12

Days-old Prince George newborn dies of Listeria

A Prince George couple is mourning the loss of their first child, just days after the little girl was born.


Related Topix: The Kennedys

4 hrs ago | Scoop

Charity walk and cycle to raise funds

Get your walking shoes and bikes out for the annual West Coast DHB's Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal Charity Walk on Saturday 9 August.


Mon Jul 28, 2014

Evening Times

Singer Rachel is a true artist

WHEN Rachel Sermanni entered 2014, she thought she might have enough spare time to help her dad with his garden.


Related Topix: Rachel


Tracing a Line Between Conceptualism and Blackness

The soothing piano music and soulful singing of Marian Anderson's "Trampin'" filled the auditorium as artist Adam Pendleton began his performance at the Museum of Modern Art.


Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, The Kennedys

St. Louis Jazz Notes

Chris Botti returning next June to Powell Hall

Trumpeter Chris Botti is coming back to St. Louis next year to perform with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra on Friday, June 5 at Powell Symphony Hall.


Related Topix: Chris Botti, Jazz, Symphony, Empty Clip Studios, Video Games, Art Garfunkel, Simon & Garfunkel, Pop/Rock, Entertainment, Drama, Television

Nixon's Secret Tapes: Teddy Kennedy Was a Drunk, Sleazy, Sexual Creep

Nixon had plenty to say about Senator Edward Kennedy in recently released private conversations: "If he gets shot, it's too damn bad."


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Edward Kennedy, Democrat, The Kennedys

Hellenic News of America

2014 Zoullas Lecture Series Focuses on Greece's Heroism

"300: Rise of an Empire" movie mesmerized many Americans. The Chinese community of Queens New York was fascinated by Greece's heroic fight for freedom and Democracy against the super power Persia.


Related Topix: Queens, NY, New York, NY, US News


2014 Newport Folk Festival: 10 Best Performances

Not even the threat of thunderstorms, torrential downpours, and Friday afternoon bumper-to-bumper traffic on I-95 could get in the way of Newport Folk Festival ringing in its 55th year -- or soul icon Mavis Staples her 75th.


Related Topix: Newport Folk Festival, Country, Weather, Blues, Mavis Staples, Pete Seeger, 9, John C. Reilly


This Week in Live Music: Lil Jon, Andrew Bird, Arcade Fire, and More

We're only one week away from Outside Lands week, but we wouldn't classify this busy week as the quiet before the storm.


Related Topix: Andrew Bird

Bellingham Herald

Charlie Parr performs blues, spirituals at Green Frog

Minnesota musician Charlie Parr performs folk blues and traditional spirituals at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. in Bellingham.


Related Topix: Blues, Charley Patton, Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly

Wiltshire Times

Folk festival can keep building on its success - Steve Knightley

Singer Steve Knightley says this year's Village Pump Folk Festival was a resounding success - and can still get bigger and better.


Banbury Guardian

All tickets sold out for this year's Fairport's Cropredy Convention

Fairport's Cropredy Convention, Oxfordshire's longest-established rock festival, has sold all the available tickets ten days before the gates open.


Related Topix: Oxfordshire County, England, United Kingdom, Fairport Convention

Foster's Daily Democrat

Folksinger coming home for benefit concert

Texas based Americana folk singer Slaid Cleaves will be back this month for a homecoming concert to benefit the building fund for the South Berwick Public Library.


Related Topix: South Berwick, ME, Berwick, ME

Gann Brewer: 'Peddlers & Ghosts'

Mississippi born, singer-songwriter Gann Brewer is, indeed another in a line of American everyman folk singers inspired by the likes of Woody Guthrie , John Prine and Hank Williams.


Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Mississippi, Woody Guthrie, John Prine, Hank Williams, Country

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Actor Profile: Mark Sipple

There are many performers in the entertainment industry who are extremely talented and humble and a great example to others.


Related Topix: The Seekers, Australia

New Music Alert, Mark Erelli to release Master Album of Bill Morrissey songs

In life, the moments when "it all comes together" sneak up on you. For singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Mark Erelli, that moment happened one random afternoon in his basement studio.


Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Portland, ME