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2 hrs ago | National Public Radio

First Listen: Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band, 'Landmarks'

He's widely acknowledged as one of the best jazz drummers in the world. But he's also a singer-songwriter; a session man for Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell; the son of a singing preacher man from Louisiana.


Related Topix: Joni Mitchell

6 hrs ago | Al Bawaba

You're gonna be seeing Khaled Selim's face all over the place this year... Yes, please

Khaled is filming four different TV dramas this year, which is taking up 20 hours of his day! Egyptian actor and singer Khaled Selim is a busy, busy boy this year.


Sun Apr 20, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Photographers' Muse, in Her Own Light

He figures it was in 1956 or 1957, when he stopped by the downtown Manhattan loft she shared with her husband, the photographer Robert Frank, to share pictures he had taken during a trip to Peru.


Related Topix: New York, NY, Manhattan, NY, New Lost City Ramblers, Opinion

Post and Courier

Spirit, man and green presented at College of Charleston

The relationship between human spirituality and nature gets probed by a musician and a scholar in an unusual presentation partly sponsored by the College of Charleston office of sustainability.


Related Topix: Charleston, SC, College of Charleston, Dana Lyons, University of Florida


4 songs you had no idea were inspired by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez's monumental influence in Latin America and the world wasn't confined to literature.


Related Topix: Arts, Literature, Silvio Rodriguez

Sheffield Telegraph

VIDEO: Sheffield rare music fans brave cold on Record Store Day

Hundreds of Sheffield music fans braved the unseasonal April chill to get their hands on some rare releases as part of Record Store Day 2014 on Saturday.


Related Topix: South Yorkshire County, England, Derbyshire County, England, World News, United Kingdom, The Kennedys

Stars Transform into Other Stars on 'Shaklak Mish Ghareeb'

MBC has started a new entertainment show that's sure to blow your socks off ... it's the Arab version of the show "Your Face Sounds Familiar".


Related Topix: PSY, Dance, Pop/Rock

James Halifko: Track by track

Your crusty chronicler is an individual who does his own thing. Still, when Examiner asked for support for their new "List" format, it was nigh impossible not to be open-minded about it.


Related Topix: Woody Guthrie

Sat Apr 19, 2014

WKXW-FM Trenton

Dona s Top 10 From April 20, 1974

Terry Jacks had been a member of The Poppy Family, who hit big in 1970 with "Which Way You Goin' Billy?" .


Related Topix: Best of 2007, Jacques Brel, Chanson, The Kingston Trio, 9, Comedy, Entertainment, Television

Neil Young releases new cover album 'A Letter Home' without announcement

Neil Young has surprised fans, dropping a unannounced cover album titled "A Letter Home," on Fri., April 18. Released on Jack White 's Third Man Records, who also co-produced the album with Young, the release is the legendary Canuck singer-songwriter's 35th studio album.


Related Topix: Phil Ochs, Willie Nelson, Country, Bert Jansch, Tim Hardin, Blues, Gordon Lightfoot

More Than Full Plate Coming Up

Muriel Anderson performs a house concert at casa del Tuber in Wauconda. Contact Hank Tuber at or 487-0464 for details.


Related Topix: Wauconda, IL, Chicago, IL, Berwyn, IL, Evanston, IL

WXII 12 Winston-Salem

Editorial: MerleFest shines national spotlight on Wilkesboro



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

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