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1 hr ago | Times Herald

Thumbfest fills Lexington with sounds of FolkThumbfest fills...

Jan Krist, a folk singer-songwriter from Detroit, walks down the sidewalk on Huron Avenue as she heads for performance during Thumbfest August 30, 2014 in Lexington.


Related Topix: Jan Krist, Port Huron, MI

5 hrs ago | Eastbourne Herald

Pevensey Castle hosts first food and wine show

There's a tasty line-up of live music to complement the gastronomic delights at Wealden's first Food and Wine Festival at Pevensey Castle this weekend.


Related Topix: Drink, East Sussex County, England, Wine, United Kingdom, Life, Food Festival, Food,

9 hrs ago | San Francisco Bay View

Uncle Bobby in Ferguson, supporting the most fearless youth of our generation

Of all the hundreds of police murders of young Black men in recent years, the two that sparked the strongest resistance and the largest rebellions were the BART police murder of Oscar Grant in Oakland on New Year's Day, 2009, and now the Ferguson, Missouri, police murder of Michael Brown on Aug. 9, 2014.


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Black Entertainment, Harry Belafonte

12 hrs ago | CBC News

My Guitar: Pamela Morgan and a 'sunburst' through her life

Pamela Morgan was not always with her Martin D-35. The iconic Newfoundland singer-songwriter actually had her go-to guitar stolen during the dead of winter in 1982.


16 hrs ago | Your Leek Paper

Tickets are still available for this year's Manifold Folk Gathering at Alstonefield

This year's ever-growing Manifold Folk Gathering will be taking place over the weekend of September 19 until 21 in the village of Alstonefield.


Fri Aug 29, 2014

Northwest Music Scene

Gordon Lightfoot to bring "50 Years On The Carefree Highway" Tour to Portland

After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it's safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats.


Related Topix: Gordon Lightfoot

Universal Hub

Assembly (Square) Station to open Tuesday, September 2nd

Assembly Station will be open for regularly scheduled Orange Line train service beginning at the start of service on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.


Related Topix: Assembly, Ford, Sedan, Ford Contour, Coupe, Wagon, Hatchback, Ford Focus, Honda, Honda Prelude

Insurance Networking

California Insurance Mandate for Ride-Share Backed by Lawmakers

Uber Technologies Inc. and other ride-sharing companies in California that let people arrange transportation in private cars would be required to boost The proposed law was approved by a vote of 30-4 in the state Senate and 67-0 in the Assembly.


Related Topix: Assembly, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Uber, iPhone and iPad App

Bournemouth Echo

Streets of Swanage set to come alive with annual folk festival

The traditional dance procession from Prince Albert Gardens to the seafront takes place on the Saturday afternoon, while the festival 'village' will be situated on Sandpit Field.


Burton Mail

Folk band is ready to wow the crowds during a stop-off in the area

Bosses at Moira Miners Welfare Club, based in Moir, revealed that they will be playing host to Tir na Nog from 8pm on Friday, September 12. A spokesman for the venue said: "Tir na Nog bring their timeless music to our club for the first time, following on from their great performance at the 2013 festival.


Related Topix: Steeleye Span

Musical feast for folk lovers

The four-day event, that includes three days packed full of music, promises headline acts Eddi Reader, The South, Turin Brakes, Lloyd Cole, Sally Barker from the Voice and Nizlopi.


Related Topix: Eddi Reader, Dorset County, England, United Kingdom

Burton Mail

Creating Merry Hell at one-day festival

MERRY Hell will top the bill at the Gladefest festival tomorrow - capping off 12 hours of live music and entertainment at Rosliston Forestry Centre.


Thu Aug 28, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Home and Garden Digest, Aug. 29. 2014:

Love Apple Farms is no longer open to the general public, but two docent-led tours are coming up, one on Saturday, Sept.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Watsonville, CA, Santa Cruz County, CA


Belafonte, Miyazaki to receive Academy's Governors...

American singer and actor Harry Belafonte, French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere, Japanese animated film director Hayao Miyazaki and Irish actress Maureen O'Hara will be honored with Governors Awards, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences said on Thursday.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Carmen Jones, Musical Movies, Harry Belafonte, Black Entertainment, Comedy Movies, Miracle on 34th Street, Family, Celebrities, Maureen O'Hara, Oscars

Contra Costa Times

Assembly OKs statewide ban on plastic bags

A bill that would ban single-use plastic grocery bags statewide - something California lawmakers have tried and failed to do more than a dozen times before -- won approval from the state Assembly on Thursday after failing on the floor earlier this week.


Related Topix: Assembly, California, Monterey, CA


Ayn Rand's Capitalist Paradise Is Now a Greedy Land-Grabbing Shitstorm

Some inspired libertarians have set up a real-life Galt's Gulch in Chile. Unregulated capitalism, though, is presenting some problems! In Rand's weighty tome, America's bravest, wisest industrialists and inventors-the kind of job creators we lowly leeches suck dry of lifeblood-quietly leave an increasingly collectivist and crumbling American ... (more)


Related Topix: John William Galt, The Kennedys

Fox News

When stars are sex offenders

"Sons of Guns" star Will Hayden was arrested on Wednesday on charges of aggravated rape for allegedly sexually abusing a minor "almost daily."


Related Topix: Entertainment, Sons of Guns, Television, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Peter, Paul & Mary

Oxford Mail

Jackie Oates brings the cheer back to traditional folk

When not performing murder ballads and songs about the darker side of life, the two-time BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-winner has sung equally dark and brutal lullabies.


Related Topix: Jackie Oates, Oxfordshire County, England, United Kingdom, Home Gardening, Home, World News,

Oxford Times

Crowd recognise a folk legend

With a 50th anniversary to celebrate, last weekend's festival will go down in folk history as the last Towersey Festival to be staged in Towersey - and on top of all that it was the first to feature a performance by Richard Thompson.


Related Topix: Folk-Rock, Richard Thompson, Fairport Convention


Vermont tunesmith will stop at South on Main

Anais Mitchell , an acclaimed Vermont singer-songwriter, will make her first visit to Arkansas to perform today at South on Main .


Related Topix: Leonard Cohen, Gillian Welch, Indie, Orpheus, Ani Difranco, Little Rock, AR