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10 min ago | Oxford Times

Crowd recognise a folk legend

With a 50th anniversary to celebrate, last weekend's festival will go down in folk history as the last Towersey Festival to be staged in Towersey - and on top of all that it was the first to feature a performance by Richard Thompson.


Related Topix: Folk-Rock, Richard Thompson, Fairport Convention

2 hrs ago | NWAonline

Vermont tunesmith will stop at South on Main

Anais Mitchell , an acclaimed Vermont singer-songwriter, will make her first visit to Arkansas to perform today at South on Main .


Related Topix: Leonard Cohen, Gillian Welch, Indie, Orpheus, Ani Difranco, Little Rock, AR

Wed Aug 27, 2014

American Reporter

Reporting: Mexico11 are Killed in 20 Hours. So Where's the Media?

In 1940, believing that "God Bless America" was too passive an anthem, the great folk singer Woody Guthrie wrote an answer called " Your Land."


Related Topix: Woody Guthrie, Lincoln Memorial, US National Parks, US Politics, US News, Joe Biden, George Bush, Dick Cheney

WWL-TV New Orleans

Dozens light candles for 26-year-old woman killed in 7th Ward

The 26-year-old was shot to death around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday as she went about her daily routine.


Related Topix: The Kennedys, New Orleans, LA

Vallejo Times-Herald

Medi-Cal asset seizure bill heads to Gov. Jerry Brown for consideration

After passing the state Senate and Assembly unanimously this week, a bill limiting California's seizure of assets from the estates of Medi-Cal recipients is headed toward Gov. Jerry Brown's desk.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, California, Assembly, Healthcare Law, Law, El Cerrito, CA, Medicaid, Health

Contra Costa Times

Sacramento: Debate over plastic bag ban takes a weird but familiar turn

Several days before this weekend's deadline to complete their work, legislators received a letter from what appeared to be a Latino advocacy group urging them to vote against one of the year's most contentious bills.


Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Assembly, San Bernardino, CA, Weird

Nancy Myers, former Carousel Club dancer featured at Sixth Floor Museum program

Nancy Myers, aka "Tammi True" is part of the museums' living history series and provides her experience with Jack Ruby and the events surrounding Kennedy's assassination.


Related Topix: The Kennedys

Statesboro Herald

Georgia Southern Performing Arts Center 2014-15 tickets go on sale Tuesday

Ticket sales for the new season at the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center, 847 Plant Drive, will begin on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Celtic, Highlights, Sweet Honey in the Rock, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Pop/Rock, Bulloch County, GA, Statesboro, GA

LA: Steinberg Kills Bill That Sought to Delay Cap-and-Trade on Fuels

The misinformation campaigns trumpeting an imminent "hidden gas tax" in California lost a battle with the defeat of Assemblymember Henry Perea's bill, A.B. 69 , which had sought to delay bringing the fuels industry into California's cap-and-trade program for three years.


Related Topix: California, California Government, Assembly

CBC News

Kevin Spacey to sing Sinatra in benefit concert

Kevin Spacey promises some Billy Joel, some Simon & Garfunkel, and Sinatra in one-night concert benefitting the Kevin Spacey Foundation Kevin Spacey has lied, cheated and even killed on Netflix's House of Cards.


Related Topix: Music!, Beyond the Sea, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Pay It Forward, Musical Movies, American Beauty, Celebrities, Kevin Spacey, Art Garfunkel, Simon & Garfunkel, Pop/Rock

River Front Times

Homespun: Old Salt Union, Bridge

Old Salt Union is everything you would want in a song-driven, pop-friendly bluegrass combo.


Related Topix: Music, Entertainment

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Related Topix: Blues, Robert Cray, Shemekia Copeland, Euless, TX, Hurst, TX, Bedford, TX

Fife Now

Tributes paid to folk legend Jean

Jean Redpath, born in Edinburgh but raised in Leven, passed away in a hospice in Arizona last Thursday after losing her battle against cancer.


Related Topix: New Zealand Travel, Edinburgh, United Kingdom Travel, United Kingdom Travel, Travel, Lothian County, Scotland, World News, United Kingdom, Pacific Travel, Edinburgh, New Zealand Travel, Europe Travel, Jean Redpath, Fife County, Scotland,

Colorado Springs Independent

Cory Branan, Dead Fingers and Imogen Heap

Cory Branan is a terrific songwriter and expressive singer who makes country music with just enough punk to avoid Nashville's mainstream.


Related Topix: Ian & Sylvia

San Jose Mercury News

Bill requiring public access to care facility inspection reports passes Assembly

A bill that would require public access to inspection reports for elderly care facilities in California has been given the green light by the state Assembly, officials announced Tuesday.


Related Topix: Assembly, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), San Leandro, CA, Valley Springs, CA, Castro Valley, CA, Science / Technology

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Daily Star

A myriad of moods and melodies

Fatema Tuz Zohra, Sumon Chowdhury, Nashid Kamal, Khairul Anam Shakil, Sujit Mustafa, Dalia Nausheen and Sadya Afreen Mallick.


Related Topix: Anam

Park Record

Grammy-nominated guitarist Ottmar Liebert coming to the Egyptian Theatre

Flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert will perform two concerts at the Egyptian Theatre this weekend.


Related Topix: Flamenco, Park City, UT

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Binghamton Philharmonic announces 2014-15 season

The Binghamton Philharmonic's 2014-15 season includes a mix of old and new music, with some pops favorites, too.


Related Topix: Binghamton, NY, Beethoven, Classical, Symphony, Arts, Ravel, Entertainment

Grantham Journal

St Wulfram's concert will let young talent shine in Grantham

A Student Summer Concert will take place at St Wulfram's church on Sunday featuring some of the town's best young musicians.


Related Topix: John James

Something Else! Reviews

Phil Ochs - Live Again

Phil Ochs, it seems, wrote his own epitaph in "Chords of Fame": God help the troubadour who tries to be a star .


Related Topix: Phil Ochs, Contact, Science Fiction Movies, Drama Movies