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3 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Miley does Led Zep

The former teen star has tackled the folk standard "Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You," written by Anne Bredon, recorded by Joan Baez, but far better known for the tumultuous take by Zeppelin on its1969 debut. Cyrus' version hews close to the Jimmy Page/Robert Plant arrangement of the song, mimicking its proto-power ballad, acoustic/electric approach.


Related Topix: Joan Baez, Pop/Rock, Music, Entertainment

8 hrs ago | Beacon

Folk artist Gordon Lightfoot soothes the soul

Since I was young, folk music has always held a special place in my heart. My dad introduced me to the likes of James Taylor, Jim Croce and John Denver, and they forever etched the love of folk into my heart.


Related Topix: Gordon Lightfoot, Jim Croce

8 hrs ago |

Ellis Paul to Perform at Outpost in the Burbs Oct. 3

World renowned singer/songwriter and folk musician, Ellis Paul will be performing at Outpost in the Burbs in Montclair on October 3 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation located at 67 Church Street. The concert is scheduled to take place at from 8-10pm with Chris Trapper opening the show.


Related Topix: Montclair, NJ, Woody Guthrie, Boston College, University of Maine

11 hrs ago | Chicago Reader

Best shows to see: Skygreen Leopards, EMA, Meshell Ndegeocello

With the end of Riot Fest, the summer music-festival season comes to a close. But you'd be crazy to think that live music around town would just stop.


Related Topix: Jazz, Lee Fields, Soul, Jacob, IL, Chicago, IL

14 hrs ago | Brooklynvegan

Robyn Hitchcock released new LP, touring, playing Eugene Mirman...

For Robyn Hitchcock 's new album, The Man Upstairs , he worked with legendary British folk producer Joe Boyd . Boyd suggested that Hitchcock make "a Judy Collins album," such as Elektra would have released in in the late '60s, with a mix of originals and covers, all in a spare acoustic style that showcases Hitchcock's skill with the frets and his nicely aged voice.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, Judy Collins, Pop/Rock, The Psychedelic Furs

15 hrs ago |

New York's Amigos to bring back hootenannies at Greenwich House Music School

Acclaimed New York Americana band The Amigos is partnering with Greenwich House Music School in presenting a monthly series of themed music parties, The Amigos Family Dinner , consisting of jam sessions and potluck dinners. The Amigos hope the distinguished West Village facility for music education can evoke the spirit of the legendary hootenannies held in the Village by the likes of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie .


Related Topix: Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, New Orleans, Jazz

17 hrs ago | Daily Mail

Susan Boyle announces release of new inspirational album

SuBo Queen of Scots: Susan Boyle announces release of new inspirational album as she poses for stunning shots with Royal photographer Jason Bell Since making her debut as a hopeful on Britain's Got Talent in 2009, she has gone on to become one of the world's top-selling acts. And Susan Boyle, 53, looks set to continue that trend, with the announcement that she's releasing Hope, her sixth album in five years.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Art Garfunkel, Simon & Garfunkel

21 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

Ask MetaFilter

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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