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3 hrs ago | Hyperallergic

Tracing a Line Between Conceptualism and Blackness

The soothing piano music and soulful singing of Marian Anderson's "Trampin'" filled the auditorium as artist Adam Pendleton began his performance at the Museum of Modern Art.


Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, The Kennedys

6 hrs ago | St. Louis Jazz Notes

Chris Botti returning next June to Powell Hall

Trumpeter Chris Botti is coming back to St. Louis next year to perform with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra on Friday, June 5 at Powell Symphony Hall.


Related Topix: Chris Botti, Jazz, Symphony, Empty Clip Studios, Video Games, Art Garfunkel, Simon & Garfunkel, Pop/Rock, Entertainment, Drama, Television

8 hrs ago |

Nixon's Secret Tapes: Teddy Kennedy Was a Drunk, Sleazy, Sexual Creep

Nixon had plenty to say about Senator Edward Kennedy in recently released private conversations: "If he gets shot, it's too damn bad."


Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Edward Kennedy, Democrat, The Kennedys

11 hrs ago | Hellenic News of America

2014 Zoullas Lecture Series Focuses on Greece's Heroism

"300: Rise of an Empire" movie mesmerized many Americans. The Chinese community of Queens New York was fascinated by Greece's heroic fight for freedom and Democracy against the super power Persia.


Related Topix: Queens, NY, New York, NY, US News

12 hrs ago | Billboard

2014 Newport Folk Festival: 10 Best Performances

Not even the threat of thunderstorms, torrential downpours, and Friday afternoon bumper-to-bumper traffic on I-95 could get in the way of Newport Folk Festival ringing in its 55th year -- or soul icon Mavis Staples her 75th.


Related Topix: Newport Folk Festival, Country, Weather, Blues, Mavis Staples, Pete Seeger, 9, John C. Reilly

12 hrs ago | 7x7

This Week in Live Music: Lil Jon, Andrew Bird, Arcade Fire, and More

We're only one week away from Outside Lands week, but we wouldn't classify this busy week as the quiet before the storm.


Related Topix: Andrew Bird

14 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Charlie Parr performs blues, spirituals at Green Frog

Minnesota musician Charlie Parr performs folk blues and traditional spirituals at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Green Frog, 1015 N. State St. in Bellingham.


Related Topix: Blues, Charley Patton, Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly

16 hrs ago | Wiltshire Times

Folk festival can keep building on its success - Steve Knightley

Singer Steve Knightley says this year's Village Pump Folk Festival was a resounding success - and can still get bigger and better.


16 hrs ago | Banbury Guardian

All tickets sold out for this year's Fairport's Cropredy Convention

Fairport's Cropredy Convention, Oxfordshire's longest-established rock festival, has sold all the available tickets ten days before the gates open.


Related Topix: Oxfordshire County, England, United Kingdom, Fairport Convention

17 hrs ago | Foster's Daily Democrat

Folksinger coming home for benefit concert

Texas based Americana folk singer Slaid Cleaves will be back this month for a homecoming concert to benefit the building fund for the South Berwick Public Library.


Related Topix: South Berwick, ME, Berwick, ME

22 hrs ago |

Gann Brewer: 'Peddlers & Ghosts'

Mississippi born, singer-songwriter Gann Brewer is, indeed another in a line of American everyman folk singers inspired by the likes of Woody Guthrie , John Prine and Hank Williams.


Related Topix: Mississippi Government, Mississippi, Woody Guthrie, John Prine, Hank Williams, Country

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Actor Profile: Mark Sipple

There are many performers in the entertainment industry who are extremely talented and humble and a great example to others.


Related Topix: The Seekers, Australia

New Music Alert, Mark Erelli to release Master Album of Bill Morrissey songs

In life, the moments when "it all comes together" sneak up on you. For singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Mark Erelli, that moment happened one random afternoon in his basement studio.


Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Portland, ME

Folk Fest Day 3: Song and groove battle it out

It was during one of the Calgary Folk Music Festival's obligatory celebration-of-song workshops on a sunny Saturday afternoon when singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier turned to Jon Langford and his assembling Waco Brothers and asked "Does it have to be loud?" Apparently, it does.


Related Topix: Jon Langford, Country, Johnny Cash, Highway 61, Comedy Movies, Patty Griffin, Canada, North America, World News


Gabriel: Record label can survive

"As long as the audience is interested and keeps sustaining us then we'll deliver what we can", he said on the 25th anniversary of the label.


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Lansing State Journal

Concert in the Park series to feature Kitty Donohoe

The award-winning musician brings her rich, musical style to the St. Johns City Park Performance Shell July 30 in the weekly Concert in the Park series.


Related Topix: Clinton County, MI


Nissan expands recall prompted by faulty air bag

Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry.


Related Topix: Highway

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Free Republic

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Calls Constitution “Flawed”

We rely on the Supreme Court to defend the Constitution from the endless assaults on it that chip away our liberty.


Related Topix: US News, Anthony Kennedy, Stephen Breyer, The Kennedys

Los Angeles Times

A mother's Southern discomfort

My daughter, Thea, a cellist, is spending the summer in Montgomery, Ala. She was thrilled to land a job there playing in the orchestra at Montgomery's Shakespeare Festival.


Related Topix: Montgomery, AL, The Kennedys, Life, Food, Vegetarian, Opinion


What's going on Saturday? (Nick Cave, Braid, Darren Hayman, A Sunny...

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Devendra Banhart, Nicole Atkins @ Prospect Park Bandshell What can you say about Nick Cave? He's a living legend and remains an absolutely magnetic live performer.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Braid, Nick Cave, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Devendra Banhart, Indie, Hefner