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26 min ago | Burton Mail

Creating Merry Hell at one-day festival

MERRY Hell will top the bill at the Gladefest festival tomorrow - capping off 12 hours of live music and entertainment at Rosliston Forestry Centre.


Thu Aug 28, 2014

Santa Cruz Sentinel

Home and Garden Digest, Aug. 29. 2014:

Love Apple Farms is no longer open to the general public, but two docent-led tours are coming up, one on Saturday, Sept.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Watsonville, CA, Santa Cruz County, CA


Belafonte, Miyazaki to receive Academy's Governors...

American singer and actor Harry Belafonte, French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriere, Japanese animated film director Hayao Miyazaki and Irish actress Maureen O'Hara will be honored with Governors Awards, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences said on Thursday.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Carmen Jones, Musical Movies, Harry Belafonte, Black Entertainment, Comedy Movies, Miracle on 34th Street, Family, Celebrities, Maureen O'Hara, Oscars

Contra Costa Times

Assembly OKs statewide ban on plastic bags

A bill that would ban single-use plastic grocery bags statewide - something California lawmakers have tried and failed to do more than a dozen times before -- won approval from the state Assembly on Thursday after failing on the floor earlier this week.


Related Topix: Assembly, California, Monterey, CA


Ayn Rand's Capitalist Paradise Is Now a Greedy Land-Grabbing Shitstorm

Some inspired libertarians have set up a real-life Galt's Gulch in Chile. Unregulated capitalism, though, is presenting some problems! In Rand's weighty tome, America's bravest, wisest industrialists and inventors-the kind of job creators we lowly leeches suck dry of lifeblood-quietly leave an increasingly collectivist and crumbling American ... (more)


Related Topix: John William Galt, The Kennedys

Fox News

When stars are sex offenders

"Sons of Guns" star Will Hayden was arrested on Wednesday on charges of aggravated rape for allegedly sexually abusing a minor "almost daily."


Related Topix: Entertainment, Sons of Guns, Television, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Peter, Paul & Mary

Oxford Mail

Jackie Oates brings the cheer back to traditional folk

When not performing murder ballads and songs about the darker side of life, the two-time BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-winner has sung equally dark and brutal lullabies.


Related Topix: Jackie Oates, Oxfordshire County, England, United Kingdom, Home Gardening, Home, World News,

Oxford Times

Crowd recognise a folk legend

With a 50th anniversary to celebrate, last weekend's festival will go down in folk history as the last Towersey Festival to be staged in Towersey - and on top of all that it was the first to feature a performance by Richard Thompson.


Related Topix: Folk-Rock, Richard Thompson, Fairport Convention


Vermont tunesmith will stop at South on Main

Anais Mitchell , an acclaimed Vermont singer-songwriter, will make her first visit to Arkansas to perform today at South on Main .


Related Topix: Leonard Cohen, Gillian Welch, Indie, Orpheus, Ani Difranco, Little Rock, AR

Wed Aug 27, 2014

American Reporter

Reporting: Mexico11 are Killed in 20 Hours. So Where's the Media?

In 1940, believing that "God Bless America" was too passive an anthem, the great folk singer Woody Guthrie wrote an answer called " Your Land."


Related Topix: Woody Guthrie, Lincoln Memorial, US National Parks, US Politics, US News, Joe Biden, George Bush, Dick Cheney

WWL-TV New Orleans

Dozens light candles for 26-year-old woman killed in 7th Ward

The 26-year-old was shot to death around 6:45 p.m. Tuesday as she went about her daily routine.


Related Topix: The Kennedys, New Orleans, LA

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

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

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

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

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

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

River Front Times

Homespun: Old Salt Union, Bridge

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


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

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,