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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.


Related Topix: Calle 13, Silvio Rodriguez

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


Days-old Prince George newborn dies of Listeria

A Prince George couple is mourning the loss of their first child, just days after the little girl was born.


Related Topix: The Kennedys


Charity walk and cycle to raise funds

Get your walking shoes and bikes out for the annual West Coast DHB's Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal Charity Walk on Saturday 9 August.


Mon Jul 28, 2014

Evening Times

Singer Rachel is a true artist

WHEN Rachel Sermanni entered 2014, she thought she might have enough spare time to help her dad with his garden.


Related Topix: Rachel


Tracing a Line Between Conceptualism and Blackness

The soothing piano music and soulful singing of Marian Anderson's "Trampin'" filled the auditorium as artist Adam Pendleton began his performance at the Museum of Modern Art.


Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, The Kennedys

St. Louis Jazz Notes

Chris Botti returning next June to Powell Hall

Trumpeter Chris Botti is coming back to St. Louis next year to perform with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra on Friday, June 5 at Powell Symphony Hall.


Related Topix: Chris Botti, Jazz, Symphony, Empty Clip Studios, Video Games, Art Garfunkel, Simon & Garfunkel, Pop/Rock, Entertainment, Drama, Television

Nixon's Secret Tapes: Teddy Kennedy Was a Drunk, Sleazy, Sexual Creep

Nixon had plenty to say about Senator Edward Kennedy in recently released private conversations: "If he gets shot, it's too damn bad."


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Edward Kennedy, Democrat, The Kennedys

Hellenic News of America

2014 Zoullas Lecture Series Focuses on Greece's Heroism

"300: Rise of an Empire" movie mesmerized many Americans. The Chinese community of Queens New York was fascinated by Greece's heroic fight for freedom and Democracy against the super power Persia.


Related Topix: Queens, NY, New York, NY, US News


2014 Newport Folk Festival: 10 Best Performances

Not even the threat of thunderstorms, torrential downpours, and Friday afternoon bumper-to-bumper traffic on I-95 could get in the way of Newport Folk Festival ringing in its 55th year -- or soul icon Mavis Staples her 75th.


Related Topix: Newport Folk Festival, Country, Weather, Blues, Mavis Staples, Pete Seeger, 9, John C. Reilly