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Folk star Cara Dillon to perform at Saltaire

Folk star Cara Dillon is performing at Victoria Hall, Saltaire , tomorrow, previewing songs from her new album A Thousand Hearts to be released next month.


Related Topix: Billy Connolly

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Joseph Haj and PlayMakers Rep to Take PERICLES to Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Feb-Nov 2015

Joseph Haj , producing artistic director of PlayMakers Repertory Company, is leading a team of artists from PlayMakers to mount a production of William Shakespeare 's "Pericles" at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival .


Related Topix: Talent, OR, The Red Clay Ramblers

Sadly, NBC Confirms 'No Truth' to 'Will & Grace' Reunion

Whispers of a possible Will & Grace reunion special began circulating the through the interwebs yesterday after The WOW Report published a piece saying the "gay-mazing" reunion was in the works.


Related Topix: Will and Grace, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Sean Hayes

Folk Festival unveils eclectic lineup, including Bruce Cockburn, Rufus Wainwright

There really are only so many words to describe the annual announcement of the Calgary Folk Music Festival's lineup, so many terms to encapsulate what the weekend will undoubtedly bring.


Related Topix: North America Travel, Canada Travel, Calgary, Canada Travel, Travel, Patty Griffin, Trampled by Turtles, Bluegrass

Bruce Cockburn, Jayhawks, Fishbone among Calgary Folk Festival highlights

There really are only so many words to describe the annual announcement of the Calgary Folk Music Festival's lineup, so many terms to encapsulate what the weekend will undoubtedly bring.


Related Topix: North America Travel, Canada Travel, Calgary, Canada Travel, Travel, Patty Griffin, Trampled by Turtles, Bluegrass

Frederick, the Selfish Giant & More Set for Chicago Children's Theatre's 2014-15 Season

Two world premiere children's musicals helmed by A-list Chicago theater artists - Leo Lionni's Frederick, directed by Stuart Carden, and Wonderland, Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure, co-created by Michael Mahler and Rachel Rockwell , were announced today as the opening and closing productions of Chicago Children's Theatre's 2014-15 season.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Michael Smith, Chicago, IL, Recreational Vehicle, Award

The Daily Advertiser

Cycle Zydeco kicks off new Music & Market season

The Seventh Annual Cycle Zydeco bicycle tour begins on Thursday morning at Hotel Acadiana in Lafayette.


Related Topix: Lafayette, LA, Arnaudville, LA, Opelousas, LA, Ville Platte, LA, Entertainment

Herald Gazette

Bonfield to perform solo show

Fingerstyle guitarist Bonfield has performed throughout the United States for more than 20 years.


Related Topix: John Fahey

River Front Times

Homespun: Rulers, Rulers in Paradise / Rulers in Blood

It was a welcome return to power-pop form when Brian Wiegert and a few of his bandmates from the late quartet Team Tomato regrouped as Picture Day and released an EP last year.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Paradise, The Strangers, Guided by Voices, The Kinks, Music, Entertainment

Londonderry Today

Local singer, Maranna, to pull up Spiegeltent pegs on Sunday

Local traditional singer Maranna McCloskey will be one of the finale acts during this year's Pan Celtic Festival in Londonderry.


Related Topix: Capercaillie, Celtic

The Bluegrass Ireland Blog

News from the Mother Country

Thanks to Blair Bainbridge for the news that today is the release date for the new Smithsonian Folkways album Long timea€¦ Seldom Scene by the legendary Seldom Scene .


Related Topix: The Seldom Scene, Bluegrass, Brothers, 505 Games, Starbreeze, Video Games

Charleston City Paper

Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings polish up their traveling boots

Gillian Welch, with Dave Rawlings, will revisit music from throughout her career at the Charleston Music Hall on April 27 "We've become a little skittish.


Related Topix: Gillian Welch, Charleston, SC

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Concert Tour

Leonard Cohen's Impact on Folk Music

Leonard Cohen's impact on folk music is immeasurable. The longtime singer/songwriter is widely considered to be a poet first, and a musician second - but that's only if you have to choose.


Related Topix: Leonard Cohen, Arts, Poetry, Judy Collins


Joe Morelle won't seek re-election in fall

After nearly a decade as the leader of the Monroe County Democratic Committee - Joe Morelle announced Tuesday morning he will not seek re-election in the fall.


Related Topix: Assembly

Journal and Courier

New group to bring Indigo Girls to Lafayette

Emily Saliers and Amy Ray of The Indigo Girls will perform June 8 at Long Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Lafayette.


Related Topix: Indigo Girls, Lafayette, IN, Merrillville, IN, Indianapolis, IN, Music, Entertainment

Decorah Journal

Switchback in concert Friday night at Steyer Opera House

Switchback is performing a spring dance Friday, April 25, at 8 p.m. at the Steyer Opera House in the historic Hotel Winneshiek.


Related Topix: Simon & Garfunkel, Pop/Rock, Art Garfunkel

Post and Courier

'Southern Charm' finale: Dysfunctional ever after

It all hit the fan on the season finale of "Southern Charm" Monday night, considering we witnessed more confessions than a priest at a Kennedy's deathbed.


Related Topix: The Kennedys

Bangor Daily News

Big concerts in Maine, through June: From MIA to DMB, from Bangor to Portland

I remember, when I started writing this column nine years ago, how I'd have to scrape and search to find enough touring shows and big name acts playing in Maine to make it worth an entire column.


Related Topix: Maine, World News, United Kingdom, Down County, Northern Ireland, Bangor, ME, Country, The Mavericks, Jonathan Edwards

Banbury Guardian

Music at the Crossroads returns to Hook Norton

The festival is organised by the Hook Norton Charitable Association and since 2001 has raised more than A 66,000 which has been donated to Leukaemia Research, fire service and air ambulance charities, Katharine House Hospice, the village primary school and a host of local organisations and youth groups.


Cambridge Evening News

Indie folk rockers Wildflowers play The Portland Arms

Formed by front woman and chief songwriter, 22-year-old Siddy Bennet, alongside her sister Kit on accordion and hammond organ, James Ashbury on guitar, mandolin and banjo, and Kendal Sant on harmonica and acoustic guitar, the band are playing The Portland Arms.


Related Topix: Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Black Entertainment, Billie Holiday, Jazz