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2 hrs ago | The Telegraph

A year in office, Hemant earns a mixed bag

Goalie Bigan Soy receives her offer letter from chief minister Hemant Soren, JMM supremo Shibu Soren and HRD minister Geetashree Oraon during the government's anniversary celebrations in Ranchi on Sunday.


Related Topix: Assembly

6 hrs ago |

Miss Ireland favourite says reality shows not a true reflection of Traveller life

A young Traveller woman and this year's Miss Ireland favourite has revealed that television programmes documenting Traveller life are not true reflections of reality.


Related Topix: Ireland, World News, The Fureys, Entertainment

9 hrs ago | OpEdNews

(Sunday Homily) The Encouragement We Need: Pete Seeger on Seeds & Sand

Readings for 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time: IS 55:10-11; PS 65:10-14; ROM 8:15-23; MT 13: 1-23; Last week, on the 4th of July, Amy Goodman replayed an interview with the legendary folk singer, Pete Seeger .


Related Topix: Pete Seeger, Agriculture, Science, US News, Liberal Political News

11 hrs ago | MetaFilter

Where Have You Gone, Easily Recognized References?

" The Joe DiMaggio line was written right away in the beginning. And I don't know why or where it came from.


Related Topix: Simon & Garfunkel, Pop/Rock, Art Garfunkel, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, The Graduate

15 hrs ago | New York Post

Dozens of suspected mistresses found in RFK Jr.'s cellphone

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. kept a list of dozens of women filed under the letter "G" in his cellphone, a code that his late wife believed stood for "goomah," the Italian slang for mistress.


Related Topix: Cheryl Hines, The Kennedys, Suicide, Palm Beach, FL

Sat Jul 12, 2014

BrothersJudd Blog

Pod Fodder:

For the last 16 years, Nashville-based roots band Old Crow Medicine Show have slowly risen the Americana ranks after being discovered busking in Boone, N.C. by bluegrass legend Doc Watson.


Related Topix: Old Crow Medicine Show, Boone, NC, Doc Watson

The London Free Press

Lunch at Allens - Marc Jordan, Ian Thomas, Cindy Church and Murray ...

Dancers from the Judith Coleman School of Dance perform at the Canterbury Folk Festival in Ingersoll on Saturday HEATHER rivers/WOODSTOCK SENTINEL-REVIEW "You just never see such a group of talented singers and songwriters on one stage," explains Canterbury Folk Festival chair Brenda Boswell.


Related Topix: Valdy

Daily Kos

RIP John Seigenthaler

Update: Here is a link to the story of Seigenthaler being beaten while trying to protect Freedom riders in Alabama.


Related Topix: The Kennedys, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Liberal Political News

WNYC-AM New York

Seeger Fest: A Time to Remember, a Time to Celebrate

Singer Pete Seeger performs at the 2009 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize special outdoor tribute at Hunts Point Riverside Park on September 3, 2009 in New York City.


Related Topix: Pete Seeger

New Haven Independent

Arnott's Arts Happenings July 14-20

July is the time of nostalgia bands. We have The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards on the Green, Talking Heads and Hall & Oates tribute bands at Toad's and the authoritative '90s alt-folk rocker Freedy Johnston at Cafe Nine.


Related Topix: Soul, The Temptations, Music!, Drama Movies, Pop/Rock, Hall & Oates, The Nine, Hip-Hop, Freedy Johnston, New Haven, CT

Merced Sun-Star

The Old Trainer: Don't scold dog for doing his job.

I always take Rambo, my German shepherd-husky mix out for a short walk in the park about 11:30 at night.


Related Topix: The Rambo's

Get Reading

Michael Parkinson and Yolanda Brown on Windsor Festival bill

Hosted by local arts charity Readipop, the festival is promising to be one of the best yet, with a raft of new stages, performances and activities to keep everyone entertained all weekend long The children's television favourite will be visiting Waterstones in The Oracle in Saturday, July 26 with his new books Rhyme Time and Chuckle Time An ... (more)


Related Topix: Michael Parkinson, Classical

Fri Jul 11, 2014

World Magazine

Starbucks and tears: How Andrew Peterson finishes a book

Andrew Peterson was a struggling songwriter with a passion for Rich Mullins music when the Christian band Caedmon's Call asked him to open for their shows in the late 1990s.


Related Topix: Andrew Peterson, Christian Music, Rich Mullins

Contra Costa Times

California controller's race: Tough fight still lies ahead

John Perez seemed to have it all as he ran for state controller -- a bankroll far bigger than those of his rivals, the political clout after four years as Assembly speaker and the Democratic stronghold of Los Angeles as his home base.


Related Topix: California, California Government, Assembly, Los Angeles, CA

The Times of Israel

No end to Gaza rocket fire, Israeli air strikes, as conflict with Hamas enters Day 5

Israelis sit and pray together inside a street shelter, in anticipation of the Code Red siren alerting of incoming rockets, in the Southern Israeli town of Nitzan, on the fourth day of Operation Protective Edge, July 11, 2014 IDF tanks and soldiers in southern Israel near the border with Gaza, on the fourth day of Operation Protective Edge, July ... (more)


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories

Truro Daily News

Canadian pop, folk musician to perform at Marigold

Born in Ottawa as Valdemar Horsdal, Valdy is bringing his friend and fellow singer-songwriter Gary Fjellgaard with him to the Marigold Cultural Centre on July 16. Valdy collaborated with Fjellgaard on one of his most recent albums - Contenders - with whom he has an "absolute blast" touring.


Related Topix: Valdy, Texas

HGTV Canada

BEWARE: Giant Weed that Burns and Blinds Looks Like Queen Anne's Lace

National news outlets are whipping Canadians into a formidable frenzy over reports of a giant -- like, 12 feet tall -- Hogweed, that can burn and scar your skin and leave you with permanent sight damage if contact is made with its clear, terrible sap.


Denver Westword

The twelve best shows in Denver this weekend

Another several-night stand at Red Rocks this weekend: The Avett Brothers play three shows at the World's Only Natural Amphitheater.


Related Topix: Bluegrass, The Avett Brothers, Pop/Rock, Natural, Lauryn Hill, Black Entertainment, Joan Baez, Country, The Wood Brothers

New Statesman

Happy memories, regrets and bitching: a history of British folk clubs

It was 1962 - the early heyday of the folk club boom in Britain. Martin Carthy - who this year received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for his decades-long contribution to the genre - was touring little clubs around the country, just as he does today.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Bob Dylan

Wiltshire Times

Singing Talent: Isla St Clair will be singing folk songs about heroes and villains.

Members of a Chippenham Rotary club were treated to a surprise guest at the president's dinner last Friday - Isla St Clair.


Related Topix: Isla St Clair, Gloucestershire County, England, United Kingdom, Wiltshire County, England