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2 hrs ago | Hebdenbridge Today

Mixing up the styles on two stages in a great afternoon of fantastic music

Heptonstall Festival will again amaze this year with a feast of music and fun for everyone on Saturday, September 20, with an afternoon of top line bands. Like last year, there will be two stages - one on Weavers' Square and the other in the old church ruins of St Thomas a Beckett, with bands playing and performers performing from midday till the early evening, after which there will be a candle-lit classical concert in the ruins, with Due Voci and the Three Valleys Gospel Choir.


Related Topix: September, Pop/Rock, St. Thomas, Classical, Mandy, The Futureheads, The Charlatans

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Malaysia Chronicle

MH370: Amid reports of objects found & Indon cops know what happened, ...

Family members and girlfriend of 50-year-old Philip Wood are now demanding that raw data on the disappearance is released for independent analysis, as they no longer trust the Malaysian investigations, reports Daily Mail. The woman was quoted as saying that she doesn't know "how much is being covered up, but knows something is being concealed", the report added.


Related Topix: Indian Ocean, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777, World News, Malaysia, China

KOTA-TV Rapid City

Unity Concert highlights Native American struggles

Hundreds of people gather at one KOTA Territory resort to see a concert with dozens of acts - and engage in a powerful act of spiritual activism. Performers say the event is meant to bring together people concerned about doing what they can to right the historical wrong of Europeans taking the land and eradicating the cultural ways of Native Americans.


Related Topix: Peter, Paul & Mary

National Public Radio

First Listen: Leonard Cohen, 'Popular Problems'

Leonard Cohen is not a man for manifestos. Peripatetic bohemian, Montreal native, Zen meditator, diaspora Jew: Rock's almost-octogenarian philosopher emeritus inhabits identities that are multiple, contested, and resistant to orthodoxy.


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Leonard Cohen Still A Big Fan Of Fellow 80-Year-old Mouskouri

Greek singer Nana Mouskouri has been given a huge boost as she prepares for a series of comeback shows to mark her upcoming 80th birthday - old friend Leonard Cohen , who is also turning 80 next month has given her a rousing endorsement. The veteran is eyeing a return to the stage after retiring in 2008, with tour dates in England and Scotland planned for later this month .


Related Topix: Leonard Cohen, Nana Mouskouri, Vocal

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Short motivational videos specifically about accomplishing hard things

An example might be this edited version of Kennedy's speech setting the goal to land a man on the moon . I've seen prior asks and other sites on the web with motivational video compilations but the subject matter is all over the place.


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PRLog US Entertainment

Historic Newton Presents Arlo Guthrie & Guthrie Family Reunion

Featuring Arlo, Cathy Guthrie, Annie Guthrie, Abe, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion and the kids, Friday, November 21, 7:30 PM at Newton North High School, Newton, Massachusetts PRLog - Sep. 14, 2014 - NEWTON, Mass. -- "The Guthries are the first family of American folk.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Alice's Restaurant, Drama Movies, Arlo Guthrie, Family, Kids, Newton, MA, Woody Guthrie

Music review: Penner offers a night of singalong memories

Adam Cohen performed on the Valley Stage at Ottawa Folk Festival held at Hog's Back Park in Ottawa Saturday September 13, 2014. 118221 It sounded like an unlikely combination: Fred Penner of children's entertainment fame playing the Craft Beer House.


Related Topix: Fred Penner, Janis Joplin, Pop/Rock


Miley Cyrus shares cover of Led Zeppelin's 'Babe I'm Gonna Leave You' - listen

Miley Cyrus has shared a cover of Led Zeppelin's 'Babe I'm Gonna Leave You'. Click below to listen to the pop singer's version of the folk song, which was made famous when Led Zeppelin featured it on their 1969 debut album, and was previously recorded by Joan Baez.


Related Topix: Joan Baez, Leonard Cohen, Pop/Rock, Bob Dylan, The Smiths

Pregnant Missy's guitar playing hitch

MARC Jacobs closed New York Fashion Week with a bold statement about beauty, sending his supermodels down the catwalk makeup-free. SAM Worthington and his girlfriend Lara Bingle are facing a $11 million lawsuit following their violent punch-up with a New York photographer.


Related Topix: Fashion, Designers, Marc Jacobs, Fashion Week, The Waifs

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Film Comment


From the establishing aerial shot of Vallejo, CA, and subsequent shooting of two teens parked in lovers' lane , David Fincher invokes palpable dread and sustains it for nearly three hours. Refreshingly, he makes his focus not the serial murders of the Zodiac Killer who terrorized San Francisco in the late 1960s but the prolonged investigation, beset with dead ends, blind alleys, and dark nights for hotshot detective Dave Toschi , hard-drinking reporter Paul Avery , and obsessed San Francisco Chronicle cartoonist Robert Graysmith , whose book inspired James Vanderbilt's meticulous screenplay.


Related Topix: Vallejo, CA, Donovan, Movies, Entertainment

Biography has measure of Queen Victoria and Brown

IT WAS the large measure of a monarch. Queen Victoria was introduced to the intoxicating comforts of whisky by John Brown, the ghillie at Balmoral estate, whose frequent advice to the Queen was: "don't stay thirsty", according to a new book.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Mrs. Brown, History Movies, Judi Dench, Celebrities, Billy Connolly

Something Else! Reviews

Loudon Wainwright III - Haven't Got The Blues [Yet]

Loudon Wainwright III is getting up there, something he copped to with the recent Older Than My Old Man Now. In keeping, the source and subjects of his ornery wordplay have turned to those of the middle age.


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Messenger Newspapers

Scottish singer-songwriter Ewan MvLennan's third Fellside album is a musical tour de force

Ewan McLennan's rousing rendition of his own 'Whistling the Esperanza' was one of the highlights of BBC4's excellent 'Transatlantic Sessions' series, and the Scottish singer-songwriter's third Fellside album is another musical tour de force, showcasing a finely judged assortment of self-penned songs and haunting traditional material. 'A Beggar' and the Chartist hymn, 'Song of the Lower Classes' are particularly memorable efforts, and Ewan also invests compelling ditties such as 'Prince Robert' and 'Granite Cage' with a power and passion which puts me in mind of the great Dick Gaughan in his pomp, and you can't really ask for a higher recommendation than that.


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Norwalk Citizen News

Black Hills Unity Concert draws Woodstock icons

Organizers say they're bringing together Native Americans and people who support the attempt to return guardianship of the Black Hills to the Great Sioux Nation. They're also opposing fracking, uranium mining and the Keystone XL pipeline.


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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Smiling bride and Brussels boost suit Enda to a tea at Fota finish

Taoiseach Enda Kenny poses with Minister for Health Leo Varadkar and other members of Fine Gael at the party's think-in at Fota Island Hotel. Photo: Tony Gavin Taoiseach Enda Kenny congratulates Stacy O'Neill and Bryan Atkinson from Cork as they arrive for their wedding reception.


Related Topix: Tea, Drink, Fine Gael (Ireland), Wedding

Fall music preview: Vancouver's musical fall big on small stage

Vancouver punk band White Lung, featuring Anne-Marie Vassiliou, Mish Way and Kenneth William, will perform Dec. 5 at the Electric Owl. If the past two years have seen Vancouver flooded with legacy acts and more and more casino gigs featuring top talents from years gone by , late 2014 feels a little bit better balanced than previous years.


Related Topix: Elton John, Celebrities, Pop/Rock, Rod Stewart, Ringo Starr, Neil Young, Our Lady Peace, Raffi

Chris Smith: My heart and head say 'no'

I FELL in love with Scotland when I was ten years old and we moved to Edinburgh. I grew to adulthood roaming the streets and squares and hills of the city, climbing Arthur's Seat at midnight, singing Flower of Scotland , listening to the Corries and Gaberlunzie, reading the poetry of Hugh MacDiarmid and the novels of Neil Gunn and Lewis Grassic Gibbon, and feeling fiercely proud of my adopted nation.


Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Europe, World News, United Kingdom


Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly Polls on Oct 15, Counting on Oct 19

Assembly elections in 288 seats in Maharashtra and 90 seats in Haryana will be held on October 15 and counting will take place on October 19, Election Commission announced today. Giving details of the election schedule, Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath said apart from these states, byelections will be conducted on the same day for five assembly seats in five states -Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat.


Related Topix: Assembly, World News, India

'Poster boy of folk' to take Electric Palace by storm

JOANNA Davis is charmed by one of folk's biggest names, who is set to take Bridport by storm next week IF you haven't heard the name Seth Lakeman by now, chances are you've been living under a rock. He has seen his recent single The Courier playlisted on BBC Radio 2, was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and won a Radio 2 folk award for his part in The Full English.


Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly County, England,