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Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings polish up their traveling boots

Gillian Welch, with Dave Rawlings, will revisit music from throughout her career at the Charleston Music Hall on April 27 "We've become a little skittish.


Related Topix: Gillian Welch, Charleston, SC

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Concert Tour

Leonard Cohen's Impact on Folk Music

Leonard Cohen's impact on folk music is immeasurable. The longtime singer/songwriter is widely considered to be a poet first, and a musician second - but that's only if you have to choose.


Related Topix: Leonard Cohen, Arts, Poetry, Judy Collins


Joe Morelle won't seek re-election in fall

After nearly a decade as the leader of the Monroe County Democratic Committee - Joe Morelle announced Tuesday morning he will not seek re-election in the fall.


Related Topix: Assembly

Journal and Courier

New group to bring Indigo Girls to Lafayette

Emily Saliers and Amy Ray of The Indigo Girls will perform June 8 at Long Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Lafayette.


Related Topix: Indigo Girls, Lafayette, IN, Merrillville, IN, Indianapolis, IN, Music, Entertainment

Decorah Journal

Switchback in concert Friday night at Steyer Opera House

Switchback is performing a spring dance Friday, April 25, at 8 p.m. at the Steyer Opera House in the historic Hotel Winneshiek.


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

Post and Courier

'Southern Charm' finale: Dysfunctional ever after

It all hit the fan on the season finale of "Southern Charm" Monday night, considering we witnessed more confessions than a priest at a Kennedy's deathbed.


Related Topix: The Kennedys

Bangor Daily News

Big concerts in Maine, through June: From MIA to DMB, from Bangor to Portland

I remember, when I started writing this column nine years ago, how I'd have to scrape and search to find enough touring shows and big name acts playing in Maine to make it worth an entire column.


Related Topix: Maine, World News, United Kingdom, Down County, Northern Ireland, Bangor, ME, Country, The Mavericks, Jonathan Edwards

Banbury Guardian

Music at the Crossroads returns to Hook Norton

The festival is organised by the Hook Norton Charitable Association and since 2001 has raised more than A 66,000 which has been donated to Leukaemia Research, fire service and air ambulance charities, Katharine House Hospice, the village primary school and a host of local organisations and youth groups.


Cambridge Evening News

Indie folk rockers Wildflowers play The Portland Arms

Formed by front woman and chief songwriter, 22-year-old Siddy Bennet, alongside her sister Kit on accordion and hammond organ, James Ashbury on guitar, mandolin and banjo, and Kendal Sant on harmonica and acoustic guitar, the band are playing The Portland Arms.


Related Topix: Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Black Entertainment, Billie Holiday, Jazz

New York Post

La Guardia HS to honor convicted sex offender, folk singer

Folk singer and convicted sex offender Peter Yarrow will be honored by La Guardia HS for the Performing Arts next month, enraging parents and prompting a dozen "uncomfortable" students to refuse to sing for him.


Related Topix: Peter, Paul & Mary

NASA celebrates Earth Day 2014 by asking the world to take #GlobalSelfie

Fans of the hugely popular Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit, now have yet another way to geek out over the fantasy world of Middle Earth.


Related Topix: Life, Earth Day, Holidays, Science / Technology, NASA, Art Garfunkel, Pop/Rock, Simon & Garfunkel, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, The Carol Burnett Show

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Take a musical tour of gardens around the world

A few years ago, Coquitlam harp teacher Rebecca Blair was in the Big Apple to see the Unicorn Tapestries, a woven work from the late Middle Ages that depicts scenes for the hunt of the magical creature.


This is Local London

Detroit-born Melissa Greener making Twickfolk appearance

Twickfolk will get another infusion of Nashville sound this year with the return of folk artist Melissa Greener to the Cabbage Patch pub.


Related Topix: Stephen Fearing

WSET-TV Lynchburg

Mother and 2-year-old Son Escape Fiery Crash

Mallory Rambo says she was on her way back from buying Easter presents for her son when she was hit.


Related Topix: The Rambo's


SummerStage 2014: Ty Dolla $ign, Passenger, Andrew Bird, Dr...

The 2014 series begins June 3 with rapper Ty Dolla $ign and closes on Aug. 24 with the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival.


Related Topix: Andrew Bird, Brooklyn, NY, New York, NY

Bellingham Herald

Arlo Guthrie returns to Mount Baker Theatre April 25

Arlo Guthrie, touring with his family in spirited musical tribute to his father Woody's centennial, brings "Here Come the Kid " at 8 p.m. Friday, April 25, at Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St. in Bellingham.


Related Topix: Arlo Guthrie, Bellingham, WA

National Public Radio

First Listen: Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band, 'Landmarks'

He's widely acknowledged as one of the best jazz drummers in the world. But he's also a singer-songwriter; a session man for Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell; the son of a singing preacher man from Louisiana.


Related Topix: Joni Mitchell

Al Bawaba

You're gonna be seeing Khaled Selim's face all over the place this year... Yes, please

Khaled is filming four different TV dramas this year, which is taking up 20 hours of his day! Egyptian actor and singer Khaled Selim is a busy, busy boy this year.


Sun Apr 20, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Photographers' Muse, in Her Own Light

He figures it was in 1956 or 1957, when he stopped by the downtown Manhattan loft she shared with her husband, the photographer Robert Frank, to share pictures he had taken during a trip to Peru.


Related Topix: New York, NY, Manhattan, NY, New Lost City Ramblers, Opinion

Post and Courier

Spirit, man and green presented at College of Charleston

The relationship between human spirituality and nature gets probed by a musician and a scholar in an unusual presentation partly sponsored by the College of Charleston office of sustainability.


Related Topix: Charleston, SC, College of Charleston, Dana Lyons, University of Florida