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1 hr ago |

TOPS stakes a precise place in Arbutus's roster

The price of success for local DIY imprint Arbutus Records is that its members - official, informal, current and alumni alike - have gone global.


Related Topix: Tops, Pop/Rock, The Records, Jane

4 hrs ago | Mother Jones

5 Fresh Videos From Female Singers You Don't Want to Miss

Summer's pulling to a close, but perk up. Here are videos of five refreshing female vocalists whose smart and uncompromising performances have dazzled me recently: Fans of the quirky alt-folk band the Be Good Tanyas - of which Frazey Ford is a founding member - won't be disappointed with this sneak-peek single off Ford's upcoming solo album, Indian ... (more)


Related Topix: Indian Ocean, Holland, MI

8 hrs ago | Sutton Guardian

Original material: The Voice runner-up coming to TwickFolk

Bringing Sir Tom Jones to tears on BBC1's The Voice and getting a rapturous reception performing with band The Poozies at the Edinburgh Fringe, it has been a whirlwind year for singer-songwriter Sally Barker, who brings her unique voice to TwickFolk festival this year.


12 hrs ago |

Bedford Blues & BBQ pulls in a crowd

The crowds danced when they weren't eating smoky sweet barbeque at Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival, which ended Sunday.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Food Festival, Blues, Robert Cray

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Some 'death discs' of the late '50s and '60s pop music scene had a C&W flavor

To read the first article in the series -- dealing with vehicle-related deaths -- click here .] From the late 1950s through the 1960s, one of the most unusual and unconventional pop music cycles took place in the form of a "death rock" genre that featured songs in which the protagonist or a loved one met an unfortunate death.


Related Topix: The Kingston Trio, Country, Marty Robbins, Glendale, AZ, Western, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Celebrities, John Wayne

Weirton Daily Times

Kindermusik leads CMA children's courses

The nationally recognized Kindermusik classes for infants and young children is beginning another year at the Center of Music and Art.


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International festival's record haul

Organisers of this year's Edinburgh International Festival have revealed that ticket sales have passed the A 3m mark for the first time.


Related Topix: Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Globe and Mail

Ten albums from what should be a bountiful harvest this fall

Loudon Wainwright III doesn't have the blues, but Buck 65 absolutely does. A goddess is set to arrive and Flying Lotus is in an excellent position already.


Related Topix: Loudon Wainwright III, Buck 65, Hip-Hop, Leonard Cohen

Daily Mail

Girl About Town: Madonna accused of bedroom blunder by Spanish star Soraya

A padlocked fridge, no store trips and even dog food has to be hidden: The heartbreaking condition driving Hannah, 14, to 'eat herself to death' and how her insurance won't pay out for treatment 'She made a lot of bad choices': Female teacher who had sex with two students and bombarded them with naked photos is sentenced to six months in jail Joan ... (more)


Related Topix: Soraya, Celebrities, Dance, Madonna, Pop/Rock, Spain, World News,

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Ani DiFranco, HCTM, Tiffany, Method Man, and Redman are coming to Central Iowa

Ani DiFranco , Here Come The Mummies , Tiffany , and the World Wide Rollers Tour featuring Method Man and Redman all have new concert dates set for Central Iowa venues.


Related Topix: Rap, Ani Difranco, Iowa, Pop/Rock, Tiffany, Here Come the Mummies

Omar Abdullah urges people of Jammu and Kashmir to come out and vote

Srinagar, Aug 30 : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today asked people of the state to use their right to vote for getting their day-to-day problems redressed.


Related Topix: India, World News, Assembly

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

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,

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

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.


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.


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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.