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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.
During the folk revival of the late 1950s and early 1960s, musicians would gather in Washington Square Park, New York City.
Even at age 74, the Motown icon with the legendary falsetto sounds exactly as he did a half-century ago.
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.
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.
Americana fans were bummed when Austin, Texas-based The Gourds announced a hiatus after 19 years together.
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.
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.
On this day in 1989, 51 people partying on the Thames pleasure cruiser Marchioness drowned when it was hit by a dredger.
KUTX announced the shake-up of its music snow globe Monday, shuffling the schedule of programming beginning Sept.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
THIS weekend Upper Cwmtwrch welcomes the Festival of the Celts featuring Bay City Rollers star Eric Faulkner and multi grammy nominee and Ireland's favourite fiddle player Joe O'Donnell.
In what promises to be an outstanding programme of acoustic music, highlights include international blues legend Dana Gillespie, and one of Canada's finest singer-songwriters James Keelaghan.
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