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Hilda is queen for the day on 100th birthday

Hilda at 100 holds court with the Mayor of Dudley, Margaret Aston on the right, and left to right back row Roger Beebee, John Holden , Mary Beebee , Sue Holden, and kneeling, granddaughters Louise Green and Emma Holden HEARTFELT congratulations filled Ashbourne Care Home in Dudley last Wednesday as resident Hilda Holden reached the dizzy heights of ... (more)


Related Topix: World News, West Midlands County, England, Staffordshire County, England, United Kingdom, Country, Daniel o'donnell,

Wed Jul 30, 2014

The American Scholar

For to Sound Folksy

Not long ago, listening to performers from Chicago's Old Town School of Folk Music, I heard an unusual syntactic construction: for followed by an infinitive .


Related Topix: New York

The Citizens' Voice

'Dead' lyricist Robert Hunter a crowd-pleaser

Armed with just an acoustic guitar and harmonica, Robert Hunter brought the timeless tunes of the Grateful Dead to life.


Related Topix: Robert Hunter, The Grateful Dead, Pop/Rock


Elusive Van Morrison headlines 50th Cambridge Folk Festival

When Cambridge City Council decided to hold a music festival in the historic English university town back in 1964, few expected it to be going strong 50 years later.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, Cambridgeshire County, England, United Kingdom, Life, Knitting, Hobbies

Bainbridge Island

Concert series at Battle Point Park continues with the Laura Love Trio

Concerts in the Park returns to Bainbridge Island's Battle Point Park through Aug. 20 with the Laura Love Trio.


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Something Else! Reviews

'It's not supposed to be ballot by bullet': Inside...

"Long Time Gone," a standout track from Crosby Stills and Nash's debut, remains this fiery indictment of dreams lost - and a central emotional moment of any CSN concert.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Kennedys, Drama Movies, Contact, Science Fiction Movies, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Morristown Green

Lords of Liechtenstein and Jean Rohe, local favorites, get shot at folk fame at Falcon Ridge

THEY'VE GOTTEN SO BIG! The Lords of Liechtenstein-Noah and Dan Rauchwerk-performing in the tent at Festival Earth in 2013.


Related Topix: Lughnasadh, Life, Holidays

Banbury Guardian

Eclectic line-up for Fairport's Cropredy caper

This year's Fairport's Cropredy Convention promises a more diverse line-up than ever with acts as varied as Chas & Dave and Marillion set to take the stage at the ever-evolving festival.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Waterboys, Genesis, Fairport Convention

Navaho Hopi Observer

Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture Saturday and Sunday at Museum of Northern Arizona

More than 60 award-winning artists will travel from across the Navajo Nation for a weekend of cultural immersion at the Museum of Northern Arizona's 65th Annual Navajo Festival of Arts & Culture Saturday and Sunday.


Related Topix: Flagstaff, AZ, American Indians, Painting, Arts

Tue Jul 29, 2014


Quilty bares truth in conflict

Like many other Australians who returned from a war in a foreign land, Ben Quilty came home a profoundly changed person.


Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Asia, Afghanistan,

My Edmonds

Hank & Claire to perform at Hazel Miller Plaza Thursday, July 31

J oin folk/Americana music duo Hank & Claire Thursday, July 31,for a concert at Hazel Miller Plaza in downtown Edmonds from 5-6:30 p.m. Hank Payne and Claire Favro who together perform acoustic musical stories - yours, mine, ours - sung in harmony.


Related Topix: John Prine, Tom Paxton, Chuck Pyle

WUNC-FM Chapel Hill

All Songs ConsideredNewport Folk 2014 In Photos

Once the singer for Crooked Still, Aoife O'Donovan was an arresting vocal presence with only a guitar and a bassist at her side.


Related Topix: Charlie Haden, Jazz, Newport Folk Festival, Country, Pete Seeger

National Public Radio

New Mix: Macklemore & Lewis Join Fences, Plus Zola Jesus, Sun Kil Moon, More

On "The Valley," the Texas band thunders and strums its way to a glorious sing-along chorus.


Related Topix: Newport Folk Festival, Country, Texas, Mark Kozelek

Resident Advisor

Light In The Attic unearths second Lewis album

Romantic Times , the 1985 album from private press mystery man Lewis, is now available from Seattle-based reissue label Light In The Attic .


Mountain Xpress

Becoming reality: Building a community-centered music scene

Recording studios tend to focus on a single thing: crafting great albums. Echo Mountain does that well, with Grammy-winning projects by the likes of the Steep Canyon Rangers and the Zac Brown Band to its credit.


Related Topix: Asheville, NC, Steep Canyon Rangers, Zac Brown Band, Country, Graphic Design, Arts, Symphony


Calle 13 & Silvio Rodriguez Release 'Ojos Color...

The Puerto Rican urban duo Calle 13 shows a softer side on "Ojos Color Sol," featuring famed Cuban balladeer Silvio Rodriguez.


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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

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

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

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