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2 hrs ago | Vallejo Times-Herald

Medi-Cal asset seizure bill heads to Gov. Jerry Brown for consideration

After passing the state Senate and Assembly unanimously this week, a bill limiting California's seizure of assets from the estates of Medi-Cal recipients is headed toward Gov. Jerry Brown's desk.


Related Topix: Jerry Brown, US Governors, California, Assembly, Healthcare Law, Law, El Cerrito, CA, Medicaid, Health

2 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

Sacramento: Debate over plastic bag ban takes a weird but familiar turn

Several days before this weekend's deadline to complete their work, legislators received a letter from what appeared to be a Latino advocacy group urging them to vote against one of the year's most contentious bills.


Related Topix: Sacramento, CA, Assembly, San Bernardino, CA, Weird

6 hrs ago |

Nancy Myers, former Carousel Club dancer featured at Sixth Floor Museum program

Nancy Myers, aka "Tammi True" is part of the museums' living history series and provides her experience with Jack Ruby and the events surrounding Kennedy's assassination.


Related Topix: The Kennedys

7 hrs ago | Statesboro Herald

Georgia Southern Performing Arts Center 2014-15 tickets go on sale Tuesday

Ticket sales for the new season at the Georgia Southern University Performing Arts Center, 847 Plant Drive, will begin on Tuesday.


Related Topix: Celtic, Highlights, Sweet Honey in the Rock, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Pop/Rock, Bulloch County, GA, Statesboro, GA

8 hrs ago |

LA: Steinberg Kills Bill That Sought to Delay Cap-and-Trade on Fuels

The misinformation campaigns trumpeting an imminent "hidden gas tax" in California lost a battle with the defeat of Assemblymember Henry Perea's bill, A.B. 69 , which had sought to delay bringing the fuels industry into California's cap-and-trade program for three years.


Related Topix: California, California Government, Assembly

11 hrs ago | CBC News

Kevin Spacey to sing Sinatra in benefit concert

Kevin Spacey promises some Billy Joel, some Simon & Garfunkel, and Sinatra in one-night concert benefitting the Kevin Spacey Foundation Kevin Spacey has lied, cheated and even killed on Netflix's House of Cards.


Related Topix: Music!, Beyond the Sea, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Pay It Forward, Musical Movies, American Beauty, Celebrities, Kevin Spacey, Art Garfunkel, Simon & Garfunkel, Pop/Rock

11 hrs ago | River Front Times

Homespun: Old Salt Union, Bridge

Old Salt Union is everything you would want in a song-driven, pop-friendly bluegrass combo.


Related Topix: Music, Entertainment

13 hrs ago |

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Related Topix: Blues, Robert Cray, Shemekia Copeland, Euless, TX, Hurst, TX, Bedford, TX

17 hrs ago | Fife Now

Tributes paid to folk legend Jean

Jean Redpath, born in Edinburgh but raised in Leven, passed away in a hospice in Arizona last Thursday after losing her battle against cancer.


Related Topix: New Zealand Travel, Edinburgh, United Kingdom Travel, United Kingdom Travel, Travel, Lothian County, Scotland, World News, United Kingdom, Pacific Travel, Edinburgh, New Zealand Travel, Europe Travel, Jean Redpath, Fife County, Scotland,

18 hrs ago | Colorado Springs Independent

Cory Branan, Dead Fingers and Imogen Heap

Cory Branan is a terrific songwriter and expressive singer who makes country music with just enough punk to avoid Nashville's mainstream.


Related Topix: Ian & Sylvia

19 hrs ago | San Jose Mercury News

Bill requiring public access to care facility inspection reports passes Assembly

A bill that would require public access to inspection reports for elderly care facilities in California has been given the green light by the state Assembly, officials announced Tuesday.


Related Topix: Assembly, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), San Leandro, CA, Valley Springs, CA, Castro Valley, CA, Science / Technology

Tue Aug 26, 2014

The Daily Star

A myriad of moods and melodies

Fatema Tuz Zohra, Sumon Chowdhury, Nashid Kamal, Khairul Anam Shakil, Sujit Mustafa, Dalia Nausheen and Sadya Afreen Mallick.


Related Topix: Anam

Park Record

Grammy-nominated guitarist Ottmar Liebert coming to the Egyptian Theatre

Flamenco guitarist Ottmar Liebert will perform two concerts at the Egyptian Theatre this weekend.


Related Topix: Flamenco, Park City, UT

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Binghamton Philharmonic announces 2014-15 season

The Binghamton Philharmonic's 2014-15 season includes a mix of old and new music, with some pops favorites, too.


Related Topix: Binghamton, NY, Beethoven, Classical, Symphony, Arts, Ravel, Entertainment

Grantham Journal

St Wulfram's concert will let young talent shine in Grantham

A Student Summer Concert will take place at St Wulfram's church on Sunday featuring some of the town's best young musicians.


Related Topix: John James

Something Else! Reviews

Phil Ochs - Live Again

Phil Ochs, it seems, wrote his own epitaph in "Chords of Fame": God help the troubadour who tries to be a star .


Related Topix: Phil Ochs, Contact, Science Fiction Movies, Drama Movies

The Austin Chronicle

Adam Carroll: Let It Choose You

Hailing from Tyler, Adam Carroll remains one of the best singer-songwriters in his home state.


Related Topix: Austin, TX, Savoy, TX, San Antonio, TX, San Marcos, TX, Music, Entertainment

Wall Street Journal

The Gothic Side of Americana

Shovels & Rope's 2012 debut, "O' Be Joyful," was recorded on a boot string. The back of the couple's cramped tour van served as a studio, as did the rented house the husband-and-wife duo shared with a family of chickens and their dog, Townes Van Zandt, named for the late songwriter.


Related Topix: Townes Van Zandt, Charleston, SC


Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, "Calinda"

It's been over three decades since St. Martinsville native Nathan Williams embarked on a musical career with the Zydeco Cha Chas.


Related Topix: Panama City, FL, Blues, The Last, Punk, Black Entertainment, Ray Charles


The top 5 places to learn ukulele in Toronto

Ukulele in Toronto is a hot pursuit for those inclined toward all things twee. From its early introduction to Hawaii from Portugal to the American Vaudeville and Jazz to today, the ukulele has made its way into modern music.


Related Topix: Canada, Short, Music!, George Harrison, Music, Entertainment