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BJP President Amit Shah is headed to Jammu and Kashmir on a two-day visit on Sunday in a bid to consolidate and strengthen the party's position in the state where Assembly elections are slated for later this year.
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The three-day American Folk Festival is underway with a variety of acts ranging from a folk band from Iran to Grammy-nominated guitarist Bill Kirchen.
An image of a tweet by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, shows, from left, Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Watsonville; Assemblyman Roger Hernández, D-West Covina; Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego; state Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens; and Assemblyman V. Manuel Pérez, D-Coachella.
After a not so brief hiatus, the DC Jazz Music Examiner is back to bring you the latest information about what's happening in and around DC.
A Minnesota man who's been a lifelong advocate for Native American Indians has declared a "War on Diabetes" in the name of his native people, and to raise awareness about type 2 diabetes he's leading an 18,000-mile motorcycle ride across the United States.
Alison Fensterstock was inspired by GQ magazine's July roundup of the 21 best albums of the 21stcentury so far , creating a Louisiana-only list of the new millennium's best - from Louisiana only.
You don't need to insure a bus or subway pass, you don't have to pay thousands of dollars for a car-sharing service and you don't need a ride to amenities within walking distance - and that's all wonderful.
THE Edinburgh-born artist shot to fame after moving to the United States where she shared a flat with Bob Dylan and performed alongside the American star.
ASCAP President & Chairman Paul Williams announced today that ASCAP will confer its singular, once-in-a-century ASCAP Centennial Awards, to a select group of American music icons in recognition of their incomparable accomplishments in their respective music genres and beyond.
The four-day event, that includes three days packed full of music, promises headline acts Eddi Reader, The South, Turin Brakes, Lloyd Cole, Sally Barker from the Voice and Nizlopi.
In a phone interview from his home in Judique in February, MacMaster said that he was honoured to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Folk Alliance International and to join a prestigious list of award recipients that includes Pete Seeger, Harry Belafonte, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Stan Rogers.
Garth Brooks has already received what seems like enough trophies to fill a warehouse during his career, but he's adding a pretty impressive honor to the collection this fall.
Sam Foster's former ministerial adviser has told how the Enniskillen bomb survivor was determined to work fairly with republicans, despite what they had done to his home town.
Convicted swindler Leo Joshua Kennedy, who has admitted sapping the life savings from dozens of families by stealing at least $13 million from Silicon Valley-based trust funds, will spend six and a half years in a federal prison.
During the folk revival of the late 1950s and early 1960s, musicians would gather in Washington Square Park, New York City.
Even at age 74, the Motown icon with the legendary falsetto sounds exactly as he did a half-century ago.
Updated: Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:11 am
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