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14 hrs ago | Trinadad Express

The prophet of Piparo

As the nation celebrates the 79th birthday of the greatest of them all, the Mighty Sparrow , the legacy of another calypso genius comes to mind.


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Wed Jul 09, 2014

Trinadad Express

Celebrating the evergreen Sparrow

There are many reasons for celebrating the Mighty Sparrow but one of the most compelling is surely the spirit of the man.


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Tue Jul 08, 2014

Korea Herald

Shinhwa's Shin Hye-sung to return in duet with Lyn

Shin Hye-sung, main vocalist of Korea's longest running K-pop boy group, Shinhwa, is to reunite with ballad singer Lyn six years after their first duet in 2008.


Related Topix: Shinhwa, Pop/Rock

Jamaica Observer

'Bishop Gibson wanted to ban the Mighty Sparrow from Jamaicaa

REVERED founder of Kingston College, Bishop Percival Gibson once wanted to ban calypso great the Mighty Sparrow from performing in Jamaica, according to Jamaican journalist Ewart Walters in his controversial book We Come From Jamaica: The National Movement 1937-1962.


Related Topix: World News, Jamaica, Central America, The Mighty Sparrow, Canada

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Harlan Daily Enterprise

Oil painting workshop set July 7-11

HARROGATE, Tenn. - Lincoln Memorial University will welcome Atlanta based artist Jennifer de Miguel Friedman July 7-11 for a workshop entitled "Painting the Rural."


Related Topix: Painting, Arts, Brooklyn (Atlanta, GA), Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Lincoln Memorial University, Jennifer

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Las Cruces Sun-News

Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum: Lecture to focus on legendary cowboy Francisco Bojorquez

Francisco Bojorquez, left, is the subject of the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum's Culture Series presentation on Thursday.


Related Topix: Francisco, Sierra County, NM, Theater, Arts, Archaeology, Anthropology, Science, New Mexico State University

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Jazzfest review: Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio

It's not hard to discern the talent and discipline that helped propel Melissa Aldana to her win last fall at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition.


Related Topix: Thelonious Monk, Jazz, Sonny Rollins, Mark Turner, Francisco

Marco Antonio Solis and Gilberto Santa Rosa plan Coliseum bash

Get ready for an evening of Mexican pop and world class Salsa when Billboard Latin Music Award winner Marco Antonio Solis and Tropical Album chart topper Gilberto Santa Rosa pay a visit to the Nassau Coliseum on Sat., Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. This will be their only New York appearance.


Related Topix: Salsa, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Marco Antonio Solis, Latin, Los Bukis

WXPN-FM Philadelphia

Get hype for Walla Fest by listening to Vita and the Woolf's Fang Song EP

Vita and the Woolf is an indie pop duo comprised of Joey Anderson on drums and Jennifer Pague on lead vocals, keyboard and guitar.


Related Topix: Jennifer

Fri Jun 27, 2014

All About Jazz

CD/DOWNLOAD/ALBUM: Bay Area Vocalist Sherie Julianne to Release Debut CD "10 Degrees South" July 29

's path to singing Brazilian music took many unexpected turns-from a musical childhood in Miami to studying and teaching dance in San Francisco to working over the last decade with her mentor Marcos Silva at the Jazzschool in Berkeley.


Related Topix: South America, World News, Brazil, Francisco, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, University of Florida

Wed Jun 25, 2014

Phoenix New Times

A Dispute Over Leash Laws Starts a Neighborhood Battle

When the front door swung open, Lulu took one look at the chaos inside the home and threw herself into the party.


Related Topix: Maria Conchita Alonso, Celebrities, Sean Penn, Phoenix, AZ

Tue Jun 24, 2014

Caravan Stockton Newspaper

Mexico's major pop-music performers, Marco Antonio Solis at the Stockton Arena

Marco Antonio Solis, the Mexican composer and record producer also known as El Buki will be performing at the Stockton Arena August 2nd at 8 pm.


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Fri Jun 20, 2014


Review & Photos | Medeski, Scofield, Martin & Wood | San Francisco

When it was announced that jazz/funk/fusion/wizard guitarist John Scofield would be joining his old A Go Go backing band Medeski, Martin & Wood for a run of Northwest shows, many immediately jumped at the rare chance to hear these legends groove together, as it happens far less than it should.


Related Topix: Francisco, John Scofield, Jazz

Thu Jun 19, 2014

Thoughts on a possible Schubert-Britten connection

Last night at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, one of the Merolini to present at soprano Jane Eaglen's Master Class for the 2014 Merola Opera Program was baritone Gideon Dabi.


Related Topix: Classical, Schubert, Francisco, Arts, Opera, Benjamin Britten

The Economist

A Brazilian birthday

AS Brazilians take stock of their football team's lacklustre progress through the World Cup, they might want to think instead about someone with unimpeachable credentials as a national hero.


Related Topix: South America, World News, Brazil, Francisco, Chico Buarque, Samba

Wed Jun 18, 2014

Now Toronto


As recent albums by Disclosure and Hercules and Love Affair have shown, dance music is a gold mine of young vocal talent.


Related Topix: Hercules and Love Affair, Las Vegas, Punk, Disco, Francisco


Marco Antonio Solis coming to Stockton Arena on Aug. 2

Marco Antonio Solis, one of Mexico's major pop-music performers, has scheduled an Aug. 2 show at Stockton Arena.


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Tue Jun 17, 2014


Concert Review: Journey and Steve Miller bring San Francisco to Nepa

Although there are many genres of music that were influenced by San Francisco, the pop scene thrived in the city in the 1970s and '80s.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Journey, Francisco, Steve Miller, The Steve Miller Band, Abracadabra, Dance, Space Cowboy

East Bay Express

The Antlers

The Antlers play Great American Music Hall on Friday, July 11. 9 p.m., sold out.


Related Topix: The Antlers, Francisco


What Millennials Should Know About... Keith Sweat's 'Make It Last Forever'

To celebrate Black Music Month, VIBE spotlights some of music's most essential timepieces for Gen Y to get hip to Most Slept On: Anyone who blasted Keith Sweat's debut album during the winter of 1987 understood that the best way to kick it to this R&B classic was to let it run 'til track eight.


Related Topix: R-N-B, Keith Sweat, Dance, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Michael Jackson