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This week's column concentrates on a few mostly independent releases before I start finalizing the upcoming dose of 2013 highlights.
This photo released by The Weinstein Company shows Idris Elba, left, as Nelson Mandela, and Riaad Moosa, as Ahmed Kathrada, in the film, "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom."
Nearly a month after most voters cast their ballots in the Nov. 5 general election, it appears that the State Assembly race in District 2 is complete, with Northfield Mayor Vince Mazzeo winning by the slightest of margins - only 39 votes - over incumbent John Amodeo of Margate - 25,127 to 25,166.
When local audiences first heard of Dubb Nubb, twin sisters Delia and Hannah Rainey were just wrapping up high school and charming stages with their sweetly sung but rough-hewn folk songs.
A hospital on Long Island, N.Y., says it's donating Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' birth records to the Kennedy library in Boston.
BEIRUT: Lebanon is replete with international music events, many of them suffering from the simmering security crisis in the country and the region.
Queen guitarist Brian May says that more unreleased music from the band's late frontman Freddie Mercury has been found, perhaps enough for an album, although he says he's nervous about claiming a full CD's worth of songs.
With their engaging original songs and high energy, The New Christy Minstrels - founded by Randy Sparks who heads up the group today - burst onto the American folk music scene in 1962.
A host of musicians headed by Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant on Tuesday night celebrated the life and work of Bert Jansch, the late Scottish guitarist who influenced generations of players from Neil Young to Johnny Marr with his stew of blues, folk and jazz.
Just when I thought All was lost, you changed my mind. You gave me hope And showed me that we could learn to share in time.
The Wisconsin state Assembly plans to vote on delays affecting health insurance coverage of more than 150,000 Medicaid recipients.
What's wrong with Llewyn Davis? He's got the goods, as his soulful rendering of "Hang Me, Oh Hang Me" makes plain early in the Coen Brothers' 1960s folk-era film, which believes in its main character most whenever he's singing .
Devendra Banhart just released a bizarrely awesome animated video for his new single "Taurobolium," off his latest album, Mala .
An out-of-this-world sex scene invoking stars, supernovas and statisticians has won U.S.-based writer Manil Suri the un-coveted Bad Sex in Fiction Award.
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When Dar Williams released her debut album, The Honesty Room , in 1994, she was pretty sure any career she might have would come from writing books about natural food stores.