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13 min ago | Dallas Observer

These Fried Foods Won the State Fair of Texas' 2014 Big Tex Choice Awards

The 10th Big Tex Choice Awards were held inside the Tower Building at the State Fair of Texas this year.


Related Topix: Journalism, Donovan

4 hrs ago | Detroit News

University of Michigan acquires activist Hayden's papers

The SDS was created at the University of Michigan, and its early declaration, the Port Huron Statement, helped embody the liberal idealism of the early 1960s.


Related Topix: Activism, Port Huron, MI, Joan Baez

7 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

An Evening with Dar Williams at College of the Atlantic

Beloved pop folk singer, DAR WILLIAMS, who has been described by The New Yorker as "one of America's very best singer-songwriters" will play at the Gates Community Center at College of the Atlantic on November 8, 2014.


Related Topix: College of the Atlantic, York, ME, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez

11 hrs ago | Times Herald-Record

Seven competing for vacant 98th Assembly District seat

An unusually crowded field of seven candidates will square off in primaries next week for a vacant Assembly seat that represents a broad swath of Orange County and a chunk of the populous Town of Ramapo in neighboring Rockland.


Related Topix: Assembly, Orange County, NY, US News, Monroe, NY, Kiryas Joel, NY

Mon Sep 01, 2014

The Telegraph

Crime rate soars in Tripura

Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar and other ministers participate in a peace rally in Agartala on Monday to mark the anniversary of World War II.


Related Topix: World News, India, Assembly, Suicide

Scouts trying to improve Forest Drive must battle thieves

SCOUTS who have been building giant plant pots to encourage bees and butterflies in Cwmcarn have been hampered by thieves who keep stealing their equipment, their scout leader has said.


Related Topix: Greenman

North-West Evening Mail

Folk legend set for village visit

Roots musician Phil Beer appears live at The Browfoot Room on Saturday night, performing material from throughout his career, which now spans more than 40 years.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Little Feat

TOPS stakes a precise place in Arbutus's roster

The price of success for local DIY imprint Arbutus Records is that its members - official, informal, current and alumni alike - have gone global.


Related Topix: Tops, Pop/Rock, The Records, Jane

Mother Jones

5 Fresh Videos From Female Singers You Don't Want to Miss

Summer's pulling to a close, but perk up. Here are videos of five refreshing female vocalists whose smart and uncompromising performances have dazzled me recently: Fans of the quirky alt-folk band the Be Good Tanyas - of which Frazey Ford is a founding member - won't be disappointed with this sneak-peek single off Ford's upcoming solo album, Indian ... (more)


Related Topix: Indian Ocean, Holland, MI

Sutton Guardian

Original material: The Voice runner-up coming to TwickFolk

Bringing Sir Tom Jones to tears on BBC1's The Voice and getting a rapturous reception performing with band The Poozies at the Edinburgh Fringe, it has been a whirlwind year for singer-songwriter Sally Barker, who brings her unique voice to TwickFolk festival this year.


Bedford Blues & BBQ pulls in a crowd

The crowds danced when they weren't eating smoky sweet barbeque at Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival, which ended Sunday.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Food Festival, Blues, Robert Cray

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Some 'death discs' of the late '50s and '60s pop music scene had a C&W flavor

To read the first article in the series -- dealing with vehicle-related deaths -- click here .] From the late 1950s through the 1960s, one of the most unusual and unconventional pop music cycles took place in the form of a "death rock" genre that featured songs in which the protagonist or a loved one met an unfortunate death.


Related Topix: The Kingston Trio, Country, Marty Robbins, Glendale, AZ, Western, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Celebrities, John Wayne

Weirton Daily Times

Kindermusik leads CMA children's courses

The nationally recognized Kindermusik classes for infants and young children is beginning another year at the Center of Music and Art.


Related Topix: Kindermusik


International festival's record haul

Organisers of this year's Edinburgh International Festival have revealed that ticket sales have passed the A 3m mark for the first time.


Related Topix: Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Globe and Mail

Ten albums from what should be a bountiful harvest this fall

Loudon Wainwright III doesn't have the blues, but Buck 65 absolutely does. A goddess is set to arrive and Flying Lotus is in an excellent position already.


Related Topix: Loudon Wainwright III, Buck 65, Hip-Hop, Leonard Cohen

Daily Mail

Girl About Town: Madonna accused of bedroom blunder by Spanish star Soraya

A padlocked fridge, no store trips and even dog food has to be hidden: The heartbreaking condition driving Hannah, 14, to 'eat herself to death' and how her insurance won't pay out for treatment 'She made a lot of bad choices': Female teacher who had sex with two students and bombarded them with naked photos is sentenced to six months in jail Joan ... (more)


Related Topix: Soraya, Celebrities, Dance, Madonna, Pop/Rock, Spain, World News,

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Ani DiFranco, HCTM, Tiffany, Method Man, and Redman are coming to Central Iowa

Ani DiFranco , Here Come The Mummies , Tiffany , and the World Wide Rollers Tour featuring Method Man and Redman all have new concert dates set for Central Iowa venues.


Related Topix: Rap, Ani Difranco, Iowa, Pop/Rock, Tiffany, Here Come the Mummies

Omar Abdullah urges people of Jammu and Kashmir to come out and vote

Srinagar, Aug 30 : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today asked people of the state to use their right to vote for getting their day-to-day problems redressed.


Related Topix: India, World News, Assembly

Times Herald

Thumbfest fills Lexington with sounds of FolkThumbfest fills...

Jan Krist, a folk singer-songwriter from Detroit, walks down the sidewalk on Huron Avenue as she heads for performance during Thumbfest August 30, 2014 in Lexington.


Related Topix: Jan Krist, Port Huron, MI

Eastbourne Herald

Pevensey Castle hosts first food and wine show

There's a tasty line-up of live music to complement the gastronomic delights at Wealden's first Food and Wine Festival at Pevensey Castle this weekend.


Related Topix: Drink, East Sussex County, England, Wine, United Kingdom, Life, Food Festival, Food,