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2 hrs ago | The Northern Scot

Treacherous Orchestra's Inverness date

Emerging from the vibrant melting-pot of Glasgow's 21st-century folk scene, Treacherous Orchestra take Scottish dance music into a new dimension.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, World Music

6 hrs ago | News Shopper

5 things to see and do in...Sidcup

Vibe's Georgina Coleman picks out the places you should go and the things to see if you find yourself in sunny Sidcup.


Related Topix: The Iron Horse

8 hrs ago | Knutsford Guardian

Takeaway tour guests announced

Mel C, Keith Lemon, Joey Essex and Peter Andre are among the stars joining Ant and Dec on their Saturday Night Takeaway tour.


Related Topix: Declan Donnelly, Anthony McPartlin, Riverdance

10 hrs ago | Colorado Springs Independent

Morrissey, The Vacant Lots, and Street Eaters

Since some vocalists, like Leonard Cohen and Mark E. Smith, are expected to be morose, why does Morrissey take such flak for being lonely and bitter? Maybe it's because of his pointless tantrums that dissolve tours.


Related Topix: Leonard Cohen

Tue Jul 22, 2014


Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.: Still an antivaccine crank after all these years [Respectful Insolence]

Only really long time readers will remember this, but back in the day , I discovered Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and his antivaccine nuttery when he published his epically bad piece of antivaccine conspiracy mongering, Deadly Immunity, both in and Rolling Stone .


Related Topix: The Kennedys, Health, Autism, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Activism, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski, US Politics, Naturopathy, Medicine

Post and Courier

Craft cocktails made with aromatherapy ingredients

Scarborough Fair is a light, refreshing vodka cocktail with sweet and savory botanical notes.


Related Topix: Drink, Cocktails, Aromatherapy, Medicine, Home Gardening, Home, Art Garfunkel, Pop/Rock, Simon & Garfunkel

DNA India

Punjab blames Centre, other states for unchecked drug trafficking

Asserting that it has zero tolerance policy towards drug smuggling, Punjab government today blamed the Centre and other states for not taking adequate steps to check drug inflow, saying Punjab is being used as transit route for drugs.


Related Topix: Drugs, Assembly

Media Research Center

Washington Post Magazine Revives Anti-Vaccine Hysteria with Sympathetic RFK Jr. Profile

The media just won't let anti-vaccine nonsense die, as evident by the July 20 issue of Washington Post Magazine and its cover story about Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s "Lonely Crusade."


Related Topix: The Kennedys, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tyrone Times

Keane to perform at the Brantry Fleadh

Lord Mayor of Dungannon & South Tyrone Borough Council, Cllr Roger Burton, offically launches the Brantry Fleadh 2014 under the watchful eye of Cathal Hayden, Fiddle player with the Mairtin O'Connor Trio and Fleadh compere Gino Lupari from the group Four Men and a Dog.


Related Topix: Sean Keane, Travel, Europe Travel, Ireland Travel

The Las Vegas Sun

'Mamma Mia!' star Alison Ewing: 'I had gotten the bug a I was born to do this!'

As Robin Leach arrives for his annual summer vacation under the Tuscan sun in Italy - he also visited Lake Como and Lake Maggiore this year - many of our Strip personalities have again stepped forward in his absence to pen their own words of wisdom.


Related Topix: The New Christy Minstrels, Theater, Arts, Las Vegas, NV

Mon Jul 21, 2014

WBAL-AM Baltimore

O'Malley and 'The Wire' Creator Mend Fences

On a recent trip to New York City, 'The Wire' creator David Simon happened to be sitting on an Acela Amtrak train when the man behind him was someone who he has known for quite some time.


Related Topix: Baltimore, MD, US Governors, Martin O'Malley, The Pogues

Colorado Daily

On-air next: Daniel Bachman, Skygreen Leopards and Alvvays

Getting down to the end of the line here, guys! Only two more precious weeks for me as music director before the next hot shot takes the reins, and we've got a slew of underappreciated releases for you to ride out your late summer with.


Nashville Scene

Peter Walker w/William Tyler at Third Man Records, 7/18/14

The way we figure it, there are two main schools of musical improvisation. Being the pragmatists that we are, The Spin admires improvisers who hew to structure while enlarging the scope of that framework.


Related Topix: John Fahey

The Spokesman-Review

Some Dog-Shooting Reaction Extreme

The anger over the July 9 police shooting of 2-year-old black Labrador Arfee in downtown Coeur d'Alene is understandable.


Related Topix: Huckleberries

Thewestmorland Gazette

INTERVIEW: Folk musician Eliza Carthy talks about her career ahead of Windermere show

ELIZA Carthy's working life is nothing if not varied - at the time of our interview the revered folk musician has spent the past few days wearing corsets and sack cloths to play a tavern fiddler in an upcoming historical drama.


Related Topix: Judi Dench, Celebrities

CBS Local

Civil Rights 50 Years Later: Law Was Johnson's Tribute To JFK

Over two weeks, WCBS 880a 2s Wayne Cabot is taking a look at the law and its impact on the decades that follow.


Related Topix: The Kennedys

Jurassic rockin - first island music festival a success

MORE than 3,000 families and revellers flocked to a music festival which aimed to put Portland on the map.


Related Topix: The Wurzels

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Leinster Express

Abbeyleix heritage town goes online

Pictured are Andy Ring, Model and T.V Personality Glenda Gilson with G.A.A President Liam O'Neill at the Irish Heritage Towns Website Launch at Heritage House Abbeyleix on Tuesday of last week.


Related Topix: The Dubliners, Ireland, World News


Video of child beating boy in Lebanon goes viral

Lebanon has arrested a man who spurred his two-year-old son to beat up a Syrian child after a video of the shocking blows went viral, state media reported on Sunday.



1934 Louisiana Lomax Recordings Now Available Online

It's a great day for historians and fans of Louisiana's rich musical heritage-- the John and Alan Lomax recordings from their summer 1934 trip through the southern portion of the state are now available online, complete with photographs and extensive notes, including translations.


Related Topix: Alan Lomax, Avery-Island, LA, New Iberia, LA, Creole, LA