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39 min ago | UTV

Eamonn Holmes set for Belfast Takeaway

Eamonn Holmes will be the celebrity guest announcer during Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway shows in Belfast, it has been announced.


Related Topix: Declan Donnelly, Pop/Rock, Westlife, Riverdance

4 hrs ago | Myrtle Beach Online

Newport Folk Festival celebrates 55th anniversary

The sold-out festival begins Friday with a lineup that includes Ryan Adams, Jimmy Cliff and Band of Horses along with some lesser-known acts including Rhode Island-based Death Vessel.


Related Topix: Newport Folk Festival, Country, Pete Seeger, Myrtle Beach, SC, Entertainment

Thu Jul 24, 2014

O-R Online

a Bell Family Jama is a musical reunion

T. Mitchell Bell is in the middle of three generations of family members performing tonight at the Rex Theater in Pittsburgh.


Related Topix: Sport Movies, Comedy Movies, Drama Movies, College, Life, Thanksgiving, Holidays, Washington, PA

The Bluegrass Ireland Blog

Si Kahn at the 4th Cork Mother Jones Festival, 27 July-2 Aug. 2014

'Mother Jones' in her mid sixties US singer, songwriter, activist, and organiser Si Kahn will be in Cork city from this coming Sunday to 2 August, taking part in the 4th annual Cork Mother Jones Festival , which begins in Shandon on 29 July.


Related Topix: Si Kahn, Activism

Bangor Daily News

Acclaimed singer-songwriter to perform in Ellsworth

ELLSWORTH, Maine - New England singer-songwriter Kate Callahan will perform in Ellsworth Friday evening, August 8. A nominee for Best Songwriter in New England, Callahan will collaborate with Maine poet Paul This is the pair's third collaboration and their first in Maine.


Related Topix: Ellsworth, ME, Arts, Poetry, Judy Collins, Bar Harbor, ME

Brandon Sun

Happenings on the Scene - Class acts make Brandon a buzz festival on folk circuit

Martin Sexton is a one of a kind troubadour. Hailing from Syracuse, New York, he received his first guitar when he was 14. He got his start performing as a busker at the age of 22. His music blends many genres of music, including soul, gospel, country, rock, blues, and R&B.


Related Topix: Martin Sexton, Syracuse, NY

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.


Related Topix: John Fahey

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.


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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: Assembly

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Related Topix: Leonard Cohen

Tue Jul 22, 2014


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 and Rolling Stone .


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.


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.


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."


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