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2 min ago | The Guardian

Cape Breton fiddler Buddy MacMaster dies at age 89

In a phone interview from his home in Judique in February, MacMaster said that he was honoured to receive a lifetime achievement award from the Folk Alliance International and to join a prestigious list of award recipients that includes Pete Seeger, Harry Belafonte, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Stan Rogers.


Related Topix: Stan Rogers

1 hr ago | WNWN-FM Battle Creek

Garth Brooks Getting Once-in-Century Honor This November in New York City

Garth Brooks has already received what seems like enough trophies to fill a warehouse during his career, but he's adding a pretty impressive honor to the collection this fall.


Related Topix: Joan Baez, Classical, Stephen Sondheim

5 hrs ago | Belfast Today

Bomb survivor Foster 'dealt with SF like anyone else'

Sam Foster's former ministerial adviser has told how the Enniskillen bomb survivor was determined to work fairly with republicans, despite what they had done to his home town.


Related Topix: Assembly

9 hrs ago | Tucson Weekly

Dolan Ellis in Concert

"I write the songs but not for fame. My songs belong to the sun and rain. Forget my face, forget my name.


Related Topix: Tucson, AZ, The New Christy Minstrels

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Silicon Valley trust fund thefts: Swindler gets 6 years in federal prison

Convicted swindler Leo Joshua Kennedy, who has admitted sapping the life savings from dozens of families by stealing at least $13 million from Silicon Valley-based trust funds, will spend six and a half years in a federal prison.


Related Topix: Federal Prisons, Prison, The Kennedys, Santa Clara County, CA, Campbell, CA, Danville, CA, Criminal Defense Law, Law

HSNWS 8-21 southern folklife collection photo 1.jpg

During the folk revival of the late 1950s and early 1960s, musicians would gather in Washington Square Park, New York City.


Related Topix: Tift Merritt, Country, Australia, Oceania, World News, Pop/Rock, The Byrds, Louisiana

San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Steve Smith: Smokey Robinson at the Greek Theatre; Gene Simmons apologizes

Even at age 74, the Motown icon with the legendary falsetto sounds exactly as he did a half-century ago.


Related Topix: Smokey Robinson, Steve Smith, Black Entertainment, Soul, The Temptations, Christian Music, The Miracles, Ace Frehley, Pop/Rock, Kiss

The Irish World Newspaper

A new beginning

Tommy Fleming has sung on many of the world's finest stages, including Carnegie Hall in New York where he has performed numerous times as he has toured the world as lead singer with De Dannan or with Phil Coulter.


Related Topix: United Kingdom Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel

River Front Times

Homespun: Josh Brophy, Dover

When Josh Brophy sits behind the baby grand at the Fox Park piano bar Keypers, where he holds court on Tuesday and Sunday evenings, he's more likely to spin out a song by Gram Parsons or Buffy Sainte-Marie rather than, say, suffer through "Piano Man" for the umpteenth time.


Related Topix: Buffy Sainte-Marie, Music, Entertainment

Boise Weekly

Alive After Five: ShinyRibs

Americana fans were bummed when Austin, Texas-based The Gourds announced a hiatus after 19 years together.


Related Topix: Austin, TX, The Gourds

The Washington Post

Outspoken about Ferguson, Jesse Williams may be this generationa s Harry Belafonte

Appearing to be uninformed is a huge no-no, as is calling for a plan when you don't have one - sorry Nelly.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Harry Belafonte, Grey's Anatomy, Comedy, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Jesse Williams

Tue Aug 19, 2014

KUAT-TV Tucson

John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind

Presented by John Sebastian, the lead singer of The Lovin' Spoonful , Folk Rewind features a treasure trove of historical footage that has not been seen in more than four decades, plus new performances by artists who are still appearing in concert today.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Lovin' Spoonful, Judy Collins, Trini Lopez

Santa Cruz Sentinel

UCSC professor to Assembly: Treat children seeking refuge humanely

SANTA CRUZ >> UC Santa Cruz professor Dana Frank, an expert in modern Honduran history, traveled to Sacramento Tuesday to speak in favor of a state Assembly resolution calling for humane treatment of the children fleeing from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador and seeking refuge in California.


Related Topix: Assembly, UC Santa Cruz, US News, Illegal Immigration

On this day: 51 people drowned in Thames

On this day in 1989, 51 people partying on the Thames pleasure cruiser Marchioness drowned when it was hit by a dredger.


The Austin Chronicle

KUTX Shuffles Programming

KUTX announced the shake-up of its music snow globe Monday, shuffling the schedule of programming beginning Sept.


Related Topix: Austin, TX, Music, Entertainment

Smithsonian adds 'Will & Grace' items to new LGBT history collection

Actors Sean Hayes, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing and Megan Mullally of 'Will & Grace' accept the award for Favorite TV Comedy onstage during the 31st Annual People's Choice Awards at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium January 9, 2005 in Pasadena, Califor The Smithsonian National Museum of American History is adding a LGBT history collection on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Will and Grace, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Celebrities, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes, Megan Mullally


Leonard Cohen Releasing New Album 'Popular Problems...

Two days after celebrating his 80th birthday, the peerless Leonard Cohen will release Popular Problems , his 13th studio album in a recording career that reaches back to 1967's landmark Songs of Leonard Cohen .


Related Topix: Leonard Cohen, Dance, Pop/Rock, Madonna

The Times-Picayune

Vote for your 21 favorite Louisiana albums released in the 21st century

Among my early picks were heat-generating releases from Mystikal and Lil Wayne; first-time Grammy-winners for Irma Thomas and the Rebirth Brass Band; genre-pushers by Dr. John and the Lost Bayou Ramblers, and a host of intense and passionate works born out of the ravages of Katrina.


Related Topix: The Rebirth Brass Band, Jazz, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Mamou, LA, New Orleans, LA, Music, Entertainment

Daily Kos

Netroots Radio Presents: "The Monstrance of Bleeding Chains"

I'm Special Agent DJ Justice ; Radio Host and Program Director for Netroots; and I'm manning the dials, spinning the discs, warbling the woofers, putting a slip in your hip and a trip to your hop.


Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, Television, The Radio Dept., Indie, Art Garfunkel, Simon & Garfunkel, Pop/Rock, Paris, TX, Death Cab for Cutie

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Slate Magazine

A Panda, a President, Woody Guthrie, and a Flag Walk Into a Bar a

On The Gist, Slate editors and special guest Brooke Gladstone from NPR's On the Media debate American icons from the Smithsonian Summer Showdown contest.


Related Topix: Woody Guthrie