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1 hr ago | Boise Weekly

Alive After Five: ShinyRibs

Americana fans were bummed when Austin, Texas-based The Gourds announced a hiatus after 19 years together.


Related Topix: Austin, TX, The Gourds

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Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

5 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Outspoken about Ferguson, Jesse Williams may be this generationa s Harry Belafonte

Appearing to be uninformed is a huge no-no, as is calling for a plan when you don't have one - sorry Nelly.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Harry Belafonte, Grey's Anatomy, Comedy, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Jesse Williams

Tue Aug 19, 2014

KUAT-TV Tucson

John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind

Presented by John Sebastian, the lead singer of The Lovin' Spoonful , Folk Rewind features a treasure trove of historical footage that has not been seen in more than four decades, plus new performances by artists who are still appearing in concert today.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Lovin' Spoonful, Judy Collins, Trini Lopez

Santa Cruz Sentinel

UCSC professor to Assembly: Treat children seeking refuge humanely

SANTA CRUZ >> UC Santa Cruz professor Dana Frank, an expert in modern Honduran history, traveled to Sacramento Tuesday to speak in favor of a state Assembly resolution calling for humane treatment of the children fleeing from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador and seeking refuge in California.


Related Topix: Assembly, UC Santa Cruz, US News, Illegal Immigration

On this day: 51 people drowned in Thames

On this day in 1989, 51 people partying on the Thames pleasure cruiser Marchioness drowned when it was hit by a dredger.


The Austin Chronicle

KUTX Shuffles Programming

KUTX announced the shake-up of its music snow globe Monday, shuffling the schedule of programming beginning Sept.


Related Topix: Austin, TX, Music, Entertainment

Smithsonian adds 'Will & Grace' items to new LGBT history collection

Actors Sean Hayes, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing and Megan Mullally of 'Will & Grace' accept the award for Favorite TV Comedy onstage during the 31st Annual People's Choice Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium January 9, 2005 in Pasadena, Califor The Smithsonian National Museum of American History is adding a LGBT history collection on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Will and Grace, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Celebrities, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, Megan Mullally


Leonard Cohen Releasing New Album 'Popular Problems...

Two days after celebrating his 80th birthday, the peerless Leonard Cohen will release Popular Problems , his 13th studio album in a recording career that reaches back to 1967's landmark Songs of Leonard Cohen .


Related Topix: Leonard Cohen, Dance, Pop/Rock, Madonna

The Times-Picayune

Vote for your 21 favorite Louisiana albums released in the 21st century

Among my early picks were heat-generating releases from Mystikal and Lil Wayne; first-time Grammy-winners for Irma Thomas and the Rebirth Brass Band; genre-pushers by Dr. John and the Lost Bayou Ramblers, and a host of intense and passionate works born out of the ravages of Katrina.


Related Topix: The Rebirth Brass Band, Jazz, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Mamou, LA, New Orleans, LA, Music, Entertainment

Daily Kos

Netroots Radio Presents: "The Monstrance of Bleeding Chains"

I'm Special Agent DJ Justice ; Radio Host and Program Director for Netroots; and I'm manning the dials, spinning the discs, warbling the woofers, putting a slip in your hip and a trip to your hop.


Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, Television, The Radio Dept., Indie, Art Garfunkel, Simon & Garfunkel, Pop/Rock, Paris, TX, Death Cab for Cutie

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Slate Magazine

A Panda, a President, Woody Guthrie, and a Flag Walk Into a Bar a

On The Gist, Slate editors and special guest Brooke Gladstone from NPR's On the Media debate American icons from the Smithsonian Summer Showdown contest.


Related Topix: Woody Guthrie

South Wales Guardian

Celt festival welcomes music legends

THIS weekend Upper Cwmtwrch welcomes the Festival of the Celts featuring Bay City Rollers star Eric Faulkner and multi grammy nominee and Ireland's favourite fiddle player Joe O'Donnell.


Related Topix: Progressive-Rock, East of Eden, Steeleye Span

Mid Devon Star

Otterton Mill has just released tickets for its Autumn music season.

In what promises to be an outstanding programme of acoustic music, highlights include international blues legend Dana Gillespie, and one of Canada's finest singer-songwriters James Keelaghan.


Related Topix: Blues, Dana Gillespie, James Keelaghan

Miami New Times

Tori Amos' Unrepentant Geraldines Echoes With a Grace and Sigh All Her Own

From the very beginning, Tori Amos established herself as a singular presence. By measure both tender and tenacious, her songs challenged and chided listeners through intimate observations and unapologetic narratives that frequently surveyed the darkest and direst circumstance.


Related Topix: Dance, Pop/Rock, Tori Amos, Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins


5 things we learned at Green Man 2014

It's official, we've got post-festival blues as Green Man came to a close yesterday.


Related Topix: Greenman, Weather

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Cape Gazette

Enjoy the beach and all its healing powers

I looked for them all summer, but never saw them again after the first sighting.


Related Topix: Peter, Paul & Mary


Eroni Kumana dies at 93; rescued JFK and his PT-109 crew

On a moonless night in summer 1943, a Japanese destroyer tore through a U.S. Navy patrol-torpedo boat guarding the waters around the Solomon Islands.


Related Topix: Boat Disaster, US Military, US Navy, Oceania, World News, Solomon Islands, The Kennedys, New York

Chattanooga's Live Music Scene - " Dr. Paul Constantine To Play At Camp House Wednesday

Nashville recording artist "Dr. Paul" Constantine will be bringing his eclectic mix of country and folk to The Camp House in Chattanooga at 7:30pm, Wednesday, August 20. This special solo performance will showcase his unique take on traditional favorites, as well as popular original songs from his recent studio albums.


Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, Gordon Lightfoot, Guy Clark, Marty Robbins, John Prine, Country, Robbins, TN

WHTQ-FM Orlando

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Related Topix: Led Zeppelin, Pop/Rock, Asin

Bournemouth Echo

How Purbeck Folk Festival is capturing the spirit of how festivals once were

The family-friendly Purbeck Folk Festival, which takes place over August bank holiday weekend on a 600-acre working sheep farm in the heart of the beautiful Isle of Purbeck, is a reminder of the way festivals used to be.


Related Topix: Dorset County, England, United Kingdom, Eddi Reader