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58 min ago | WXII 12 Winston-Salem

Editorial: MerleFest shines national spotlight on Wilkesboro



Related Topix: Wilkesboro, NC, Wilkes County, NC, Doc Watson, Opinion, Television

5 hrs ago | The Mt Kisco Daily Voice

Happy Birthday To Mount Kisco's Dar Williams

Dar Williams, a singer-songwriter specializing in pop folk, was born April 19, 1967.


Related Topix: New York, Ani Difranco

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Gapers Block

Josh Ritter Premieres New Songs at City Winery, 4/21 and 4/23

Many critics pegged Josh Ritter's most recent release, 2013's The Beast In Its Tracks , as a prototypical 'breakup' album, but the label does little justice to the album itself.


Related Topix: Josh Ritter, Chicago, IL

Windsor Beacon

Ruling: Court OK needed for disabled son's vasectomy

An Iowa mother appointed as the guardian of her intellectually disabled son should not have arranged a vasectomy for him without prior court approval, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.


Related Topix: Iowa, Activism, The Kennedys, West Des Moines, IA, ACLU

Bonnie Koloc & Susan Werner to Play ECC Arts Center, 5/10

Chicago's own Bonnie Koloc and Susan Werner unite for an amazing evening of folk, blues, jazz and pop music at the ECC Arts Center located in Building H on the Elgin Community College Campus, 1700 Spartan Drive, Saturday, May 10 at 7:30 p.m. Together with peers like John Prine and Steve Goodman, Bonnie Koloc established the Chicago folk music ... (more)


Related Topix: Susan Werner, John Prine, Steve Goodman

Washington Blade

Indigo Girls revisit region this weekend

Lesbian folk-rock duo Indigo Girls perform in two upcoming sold-out shows at Maryland Center for Creative Arts Saturday at 8 p.m. and the Birchmere with Shirlette Ammons on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Indigo Girls Emily Saliers and Amy Ray began performing together in high school and went on to release 13 studio albums and collaborate with popular artists ... (more)


Related Topix: Indigo Girls, Annapolis, MD


10 Explosive Live Versions That Trump Their Originals

One of the highlights of Coachella last weekend was Arcade Fire inviting Debbie Harry up on stage for a special rendition of 'Heart of Glass' at Coachella .


Related Topix: 9, Black Entertainment, Aretha Franklin, Soul, Jazz, Joni Mitchell

The News Tribune

Son of Woody Guthrie performs in Olympia

Courtesy photo Arlo Guthrie, son of late songwriter-activist Woody Guthrie, will perform in Olympia on Wednesday as he completes the last leg of a tour commemorating the 100th anniversary of his father's birth.


Related Topix: Woody Guthrie, Alice's Restaurant, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Arlo Guthrie

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Business Journal

Springfield officials don't see MGM's request for delay in casino approval as a setback

Kevin Kennedy , Springfield's chief development officer, said Thursday that MGM Springfield, in seeking a delay in final state approval of its casino license, is not a setback for the city but rather a reflection of the uncertainty triggered by a legal challenge.


Related Topix: The Kennedys

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Festival International set for April 23-27 in Lafayette

Festival International de Louisiane will be held April 23-27 in downtown Lafayette.


Related Topix: Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys


Beck Hopes to Release Next Album This Year

The songs are "more boisterous" than this year's mellow "Morning Phase" album, Beck says at a concert in Santa Monica Although nearly six years passed between Beck's "Modern Guilt" and "Morning Phase," the singer believes he may well have another album out by the end of 2014.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Beck, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

City Pages

Record Store Day 2014: 10 must-have releases

Part of the reason that Record Store Day has grown in popularity over the years is the wide array of exclusive releases that bands put out specifically for the event.


Related Topix: The Pogues, Comedy Movies, Western, Straight to Hell

The Drinks Business

The Proust Q&A: Alvaro Palacios

Alvaro Palacios is one of the most pioneering winemakers in Spain. Born into a winemaking family in Rioja Baja, Palacios has ploughed his own furrow in Priorat where he makes tiny amounts of L'Ermita from a 1.5-hectare sloped plot planted with 70-year-old Garnacha vines.


Related Topix: Drink, Wine

Evening News

International flavours will abound as the Southburgh Festival of...

Music, food and flavours from across the globe will set the tone as the sixth Southburgh Festival of World Music returns in a blaze of colour to an otherwise quiet corner of Norfolk later this year.


Related Topix: World Music, Norfolk County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Spottiswoode & His Enemies Celebrates English Dream Release at Joe's Pub Tonight

Spottiswoode & His Enemies release their sixth studio recording, English Dream on April 15, 2014 via Old Soul Records.


Related Topix: North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, Leonard Cohen, Chanson, Serge Gainsbourg

Twin Cities Daily Planet

Sounding Off on Sound | No secrets in this town

You need get only a few bars into and a couple verses into veteran singer-songwriter David Hanners ' newest, There Are No Secrets In This Town , to recognize sure-handed craftsmanship.


Carrie Newcomer to Showcase a Permeable Life at SubCulture, 4/24

Singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer will perform next Thursday, April 24, at SubCulture , featuring material off her new album, "A Permeable Life".


Related Topix: Carrie Newcomer

Greenwich Citizen

Seeger will be celebrated at Hudson River festival

This Sept. 21, 2013, file photo shows Pete Seeger performing on stage during the Farm Aid 2013 concert at Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Seeger's life will be celebrated at the annual Clearwater Festival this summer.


Related Topix: Pete Seeger, Saratoga Springs, NY, Springs, NY, Croton-on-Hudson, NY, Beacon, NY, Entertainment

Something Else! Reviews

On Second Thought: Joni Mitchell - Dog Eat Dog

I mentioned last week in my look back at Joni Mitchell's Wild Things Run Fast that it was her first album for Geffen Records - and one which left a major impact on me.


Related Topix: Joni Mitchell

Sean Hayes, Kristen Bell & More Set for NBC's Maya Rudolph Show

NBC's The Maya Rudolph Show will premiere Monday, May 19 on NBC . Starring the Emmy Award nominee and beloved "Saturday Night Live" veteran, "The Maya Rudolph Show" revisits the classic variety show format.


Related Topix: Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Saturday Night Live, Maya Rudolph, Veronica Mars, Drama, Kristen Bell, Sean Hayes, Hot Chicks, Andy Samberg