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3 hrs ago | The Fresno Bee

Drunk driving arrest reveals danger of Tweeting while elected

An image of a tweet by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, shows, from left, Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Watsonville; Assemblyman Roger Hernández, D-West Covina; Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego; state Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens; and Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez, D-Coachella.


Related Topix: Bell Gardens, CA, Twitter, Assembly, Sacramento County, CA, Sacramento, CA

6 hrs ago |

Jazz around town: August 22-24, 2014

After a not so brief hiatus, the DC Jazz Music Examiner is back to bring you the latest information about what's happening in and around DC.


Related Topix: Nina Simone, Jazz, Black Entertainment, Ramsey Lewis

10 hrs ago | Diabetes Mine

Motorcycling Cross-Country for Diabetes Among American Indians

A Minnesota man who's been a lifelong advocate for Native American Indians has declared a "War on Diabetes" in the name of his native people, and to raise awareness about type 2 diabetes he's leading an 18,000-mile motorcycle ride across the United States.


Related Topix: Diabetes, Health, Medicine, American Indians, Native American Indians, Ethnic, Minneapolis, MN, us Travel, Travel

14 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

Best Louisiana albums of the 21st century: Chat live on Aug. 25 at noon

Alison Fensterstock was inspired by GQ magazine's July roundup of the 21 best albums of the 21stcentury so far , creating a Louisiana-only list of the new millennium's best - from Louisiana only.


Related Topix: Louisiana, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Mamou, LA, New Orleans, LA, Music, Entertainment

18 hrs ago |

10 Best Cars for City Folk

You don't need to insure a bus or subway pass, you don't have to pay thousands of dollars for a car-sharing service and you don't need a ride to amenities within walking distance - and that's all wonderful.


Related Topix: City Folk

21 hrs ago | Herald Gazette

Folk duo Dusty and Joanna, joined by bass-playing Ray Montana, will...

Folk duo Dusty and Joanna, joined by bass-playing Ray Montana, will perform Thursday, Sept.


Related Topix: Robin & Linda Williams

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Daily Record

Legendary Scottish folk singer Jean Redpath has died aged 77 after battling cancer

THE Edinburgh-born artist shot to fame after moving to the United States where she shared a flat with Bob Dylan and performed alongside the American star.


Related Topix: Jean Redpath

Stephen Sondheim, Billy Joel Among Music Icons to Receive ASCAP Centennial Awards

ASCAP President & Chairman Paul Williams announced today that ASCAP will confer its singular, once-in-a-century ASCAP Centennial Awards, to a select group of American music icons in recognition of their incomparable accomplishments in their respective music genres and beyond.


Related Topix: Classical, Stephen Sondheim, Joan Baez, Tulsa, OK, 9

Bournemouth Echo

Top acts, beer and fancy dress - get ready for Purbeck Folk Festival

The four-day event, that includes three days packed full of music, promises headline acts Eddi Reader, The South, Turin Brakes, Lloyd Cole, Sally Barker from the Voice and Nizlopi.


Related Topix: Beer, Dorset County, England, Eddi Reader

The Guardian

Cape Breton fiddler Buddy MacMaster dies at age 89

In a phone interview from his home in Judique in February, MacMaster said that he was honoured to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Folk Alliance International and to join a prestigious list of award recipients that includes Pete Seeger, Harry Belafonte, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Stan Rogers.


Related Topix: Stan Rogers

WNWN-FM Battle Creek

Garth Brooks Getting Once-in-Century Honor This November in New York City

Garth Brooks has already received what seems like enough trophies to fill a warehouse during his career, but he's adding a pretty impressive honor to the collection this fall.


Related Topix: Joan Baez, Classical, Stephen Sondheim

Belfast Today

Bomb survivor Foster 'dealt with SF like anyone else'

Sam Foster's former ministerial adviser has told how the Enniskillen bomb survivor was determined to work fairly with republicans, despite what they had done to his home town.


Related Topix: Assembly

Tucson Weekly

Dolan Ellis in Concert

"I write the songs but not for fame. My songs belong to the sun and rain. Forget my face, forget my name.


Related Topix: Tucson, AZ, The New Christy Minstrels

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Silicon Valley trust fund thefts: Swindler gets 6 years in federal prison

Convicted swindler Leo Joshua Kennedy, who has admitted sapping the life savings from dozens of families by stealing at least $13 million from Silicon Valley-based trust funds, will spend six and a half years in a federal prison.


Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Prison, The Kennedys, Santa Clara County, CA, Campbell, CA, Danville, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

HSNWS 8-21 southern folklife collection photo 1.jpg

During the folk revival of the late 1950s and early 1960s, musicians would gather in Washington Square Park, New York City.


Related Topix: Tift Merritt, Country, Australia, Oceania, World News, Pop/Rock, The Byrds, Louisiana

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Steve Smith: Smokey Robinson at the Greek Theatre; Gene Simmons apologizes

Even at age 74, the Motown icon with the legendary falsetto sounds exactly as he did a half-century ago.


Related Topix: Smokey Robinson, Steve Smith, Black Entertainment, Soul, The Temptations, Christian Music, The Miracles, Ace Frehley, Pop/Rock, Kiss

The Irish World Newspaper

A new beginning

Tommy Fleming has sung on many of the world's finest stages, including Carnegie Hall in New York where he has performed numerous times as he has toured the world as lead singer with De Dannan or with Phil Coulter.


Related Topix: United Kingdom Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel

River Front Times

Homespun: Josh Brophy, Dover

When Josh Brophy sits behind the baby grand at the Fox Park piano bar Keypers, where he holds court on Tuesday and Sunday evenings, he's more likely to spin out a song by Gram Parsons or Buffy Sainte-Marie rather than, say, suffer through "Piano Man" for the umpteenth time.


Related Topix: Buffy Sainte-Marie, Music, Entertainment

Boise Weekly

Alive After Five: ShinyRibs

Americana fans were bummed when Austin, Texas-based The Gourds announced a hiatus after 19 years together.


Related Topix: Austin, TX, The Gourds

The Washington Post

Outspoken about Ferguson, Jesse Williams may be this generationa s Harry Belafonte

Appearing to be uninformed is a huge no-no, as is calling for a plan when you don't have one - sorry Nelly.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Harry Belafonte, Grey's Anatomy, Comedy, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Jesse Williams