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1 hr ago | Nashville Scene

Peter Walker with William Tyler at Third Man Records, Forecastle Festival in Louisville

The way we figure it, there are two main schools of musical improvisation. Being the pragmatists that we are, The Spin admires improvisers who hew to structure while enlarging the scope of that framework.

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Related Topix: John Fahey

5 hrs ago | Gainsborough Today

The Captain: I wouldn't get out of bed for Geocaching craze

As a man of the ocean waves I've always been keen on tracking down some old pirate's treasure.

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Related Topix: Long John Silver

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Cambridge Evening News

Our 50th Cambridge Folk Festival top picks

It's not every weekend you get to see the Van Morrison play live, but it is the Folk Festival's 50th year, they had to go all out.

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Related Topix: Music, Grammy Awards, Music!

Cape Breton Post

More than 2,500 tickets sold for Sydney waterfront concerts

A promoter behind upcoming concerts on the Sydney waterfront says he's pleased with how tickets are selling for the events.

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Related Topix: Great Big Sea, Bruce Guthro, Pop/Rock, The Electric Light Orchestra, Jeff Lynne

The Telegraph

Digital eye to step up Assembly security

Assembly Speaker Shashank Shekhar Bhokta holds a meeting with senior bureaucrats at his office in Ranchi on Wednesday.

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NOLA.com

Folk blues guitarist Chris Smither returns to New Orleans with a new career retrospective album, recorded here last year

Over the course of 2013 and early 2014, he estimates, Chris Smither spent more time in his hometown of New Orleans than he had in the whole 50 years prior.

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Related Topix: New Orleans, LA, Country, Jerry Jeff Walker, Joan Baez, Josh Ritter, Music, Entertainment

The Northern Scot

Treacherous Orchestra's Inverness date

Emerging from the vibrant melting-pot of Glasgow's 21st-century folk scene, Treacherous Orchestra take Scottish dance music into a new dimension.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, World Music

News Shopper

5 things to see and do in...Sidcup

Vibe's Georgina Coleman picks out the places you should go and the things to see if you find yourself in sunny Sidcup.

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Related Topix: The Iron Horse

Knutsford Guardian

Takeaway tour guests announced

Mel C, Keith Lemon, Joey Essex and Peter Andre are among the stars joining Ant and Dec on their Saturday Night Takeaway tour.

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Related Topix: Declan Donnelly, Anthony McPartlin, Riverdance

Colorado Springs Independent

Morrissey, The Vacant Lots, and Street Eaters

Since some vocalists, like Leonard Cohen and Mark E. Smith, are expected to be morose, why does Morrissey take such flak for being lonely and bitter? Maybe it's because of his pointless tantrums that dissolve tours.

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Related Topix: Leonard Cohen

Tue Jul 22, 2014

ScienceBlogs

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.: Still an antivaccine crank after all these years [Respectful Insolence]

Only really long time readers will remember this, but back in the day , I discovered Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and his antivaccine nuttery when he published his epically bad piece of antivaccine conspiracy mongering, Deadly Immunity, both in Salon.com and Rolling Stone .

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Related Topix: The Kennedys, Health, Autism, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Activism, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski, US Politics, Naturopathy, Medicine

Post and Courier

Craft cocktails made with aromatherapy ingredients

Scarborough Fair is a light, refreshing vodka cocktail with sweet and savory botanical notes.

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Related Topix: Drink, Cocktails, Aromatherapy, Medicine, Home Gardening, Home, Art Garfunkel, Pop/Rock, Simon & Garfunkel

DNA India

Punjab blames Centre, other states for unchecked drug trafficking

Asserting that it has zero tolerance policy towards drug smuggling, Punjab government today blamed the Centre and other states for not taking adequate steps to check drug inflow, saying Punjab is being used as transit route for drugs.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Assembly

Media Research Center

Washington Post Magazine Revives Anti-Vaccine Hysteria with Sympathetic RFK Jr. Profile

The media just won't let anti-vaccine nonsense die, as evident by the July 20 issue of Washington Post Magazine and its cover story about Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s "Lonely Crusade."

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Related Topix: The Kennedys, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tyrone Times

Keane to perform at the Brantry Fleadh

Lord Mayor of Dungannon & South Tyrone Borough Council, Cllr Roger Burton, offically launches the Brantry Fleadh 2014 under the watchful eye of Cathal Hayden, Fiddle player with the Mairtin O'Connor Trio and Fleadh compere Gino Lupari from the group Four Men and a Dog.

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Related Topix: Sean Keane, Travel, Europe Travel, Ireland Travel

The Las Vegas Sun

'Mamma Mia!' star Alison Ewing: 'I had gotten the bug a I was born to do this!'

As Robin Leach arrives for his annual summer vacation under the Tuscan sun in Italy - he also visited Lake Como and Lake Maggiore this year - many of our Strip personalities have again stepped forward in his absence to pen their own words of wisdom.

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Related Topix: The New Christy Minstrels, Theater, Arts, Las Vegas, NV

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WBAL-AM Baltimore

O'Malley and 'The Wire' Creator Mend Fences

On a recent trip to New York City, 'The Wire' creator David Simon happened to be sitting on an Acela Amtrak train when the man behind him was someone who he has known for quite some time.

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Related Topix: Baltimore, MD, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, The Pogues

Colorado Daily

On-air next: Daniel Bachman, Skygreen Leopards and Alvvays

Getting down to the end of the line here, guys! Only two more precious weeks for me as music director before the next hot shot takes the reins, and we've got a slew of underappreciated releases for you to ride out your late summer with.

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Nashville Scene

Peter Walker w/William Tyler at Third Man Records, 7/18/14

The way we figure it, there are two main schools of musical improvisation. Being the pragmatists that we are, The Spin admires improvisers who hew to structure while enlarging the scope of that framework.

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Related Topix: John Fahey

The Spokesman-Review

Some Dog-Shooting Reaction Extreme

The anger over the July 9 police shooting of 2-year-old black Labrador Arfee in downtown Coeur d'Alene is understandable.

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Related Topix: Huckleberries

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