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4 hrs ago | Hollywood Reporter

'The Boxtrolls': Venice Review

A villainous trollcatcher sets out to eradicate the underclass and join the cheese-eating elite in this latest from the animation house behind 'Coraline' and 'ParaNorman' VENICE There's a captivating sequence on the end credits of The Boxtrolls that's more or less a hand-drawn capsule version of the entire story, accompanied by an airy cover of the ... (more)


Related Topix: Coraline, Folk, Richard Ayoade, Movies, Entertainment

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Hollywood Reporter

Throwback Thursday: Bob Dylan Sang for Civil Rights in 1963

Fifty-one years before the events in Ferguson, Mo., the singer performed with Pete Seeger to support a voter-registration drive: "The press went crazy over the caliber of the white folk who came," says comedian Dick Gregory Along with the genius and blessings of celebrity comes the obligation to spread the good news," says Jesse Jackson from ... (more)


Related Topix: Ferguson, MO, Folk, Music, Entertainment


Harry Belafonte, Maureen O'Hara, Hayao Miyazaki, Jean-Claude Carrier to receive honorary Oscars

Singer and activist Harry Belafonte speaks during a memorial tribute concert for folk icon and civil rights activist Pete Seeger on July 20, 2014.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Carmen Jones, Musical Movies, Island in the Sun, Harry Belafonte, Folk, Black Entertainment, Oscars, Movies, Entertainment

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Times Herald-Record

Ashokan Center hosts Summer Hoot Festival

A few days after the inaugural Summer Hoot festival held last year at the Ashokan Center, the organizers got a postcard from one of the performers.


Related Topix: Folk

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Northwest Music Scene

The Last Internationale making two stops in the Northwest

Founded by New York City natives Delila Paz and Edgey Pires, The Last Internationale quickly forged a reputation for poetic, socially conscious songs and explosive live performances.


Related Topix: Tom Morello, Rage Against the Machine, Pop/Rock, Audioslave, Folk


Listen to Never-Before-Heard Woody Guthrie Song 'Man's a Fool'

Folk icon Woody Guthrie famously traveled and wrote music all across the U.S., but for nearly three decades, he made New York City his home base.


Related Topix: Woody Guthrie, Folk

Tue Aug 19, 2014


At the Downtown Dance Festival: graceful dancers and a gorgeous view

Perhaps only one thing could improve the view in Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park, in Lower Manhattan, where the annual Downtown Dance Festival opened on Sunday.


Related Topix: Arts, Dance, Downtown (New York, NY), Manhattan, NY, New York, NY, Folk, New Paltz, NY, Entertainment

Mon Aug 18, 2014


Hartford Theaterworks' showcases singer-activist's music and life in 'Woody Sez'

For the baby boomer generation, Woody Guthrie was known primarily as the father of folk singer Arlo Guthrie .


Related Topix: Alice's Restaurant, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Woody Guthrie, Folk, Arlo Guthrie


America loses and denounces itself in an anti-Russian frenzy

Washington dictates to its citizens, how to treat Russia. US officials want business and culture figures not to stand out from the political course of the United States.


Related Topix: Folk

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Berkshire Eagle

Beach Boys: Still 'Surfin' after all these years

Had Mike Love and the Wilson brothers listened to an executive at Capitol Records when they were just starting out in 1962, the course of music history may have been changed significantly.


Related Topix: The Beach Boys, Pop/Rock, Peter, Paul & Mary, Folk, Entertainment


Ruth Crawford Seeger, American composer

In 1930, a 29-year-old composer named Ruth Crawford became the first woman to ever receive a Guggenheim fellowship - despite the chairman of the awards wondering, of women composers, "Is there any such beast?" The next year she wrote her modernist masterpiece String Quartet .


Related Topix: Folk

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Erie Times News

Chautauqua: Folk fusion with Taylor, Chapin, Diva All Stars

For years, Tom Chapin has enjoyed two careers. He's an accomplished folk writer and singer, who has collaborated with many of the all-time greats, including a hero, Pete Seeger.


Related Topix: Tom Chapin, Folk, Livingston Taylor

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Benicia handyman, poet thrives after corporate life

It's been 20 years since Peter Bray left the corporate world with a song in his heart.


Related Topix: Benicia, CA, Arts, Poetry, Folk, Walnut Creek, CA

Sat Aug 09, 2014

KUAT-TV Tucson

John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind

John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind focuses on the greatest singers and songwriters of the classic 1950s and 1960s folk era.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Lovin' Spoonful, Folk, Judy Collins, The Kingston Trio, The New Christy Minstrels

Fri Aug 08, 2014


Kevin Bryan's Record Reviews

Pete Seeger,"A Song and A Stone" - This absorbing new DVD from Wienerworld was filmed in 1972 and traces eighteen months in the life of American political activist and folk icon Pete Seeger,capturing a blend of live concert recordings and interview material from the period when the radical balladeer was still rather shockingly blacklisted by many ... (more)


Related Topix: Folk, The Shirelles, Pop/Rock

New Jersey Herald

WNTI Stage kicks off with rousing Slambovian Circus

By ROBERT PRICE bprice@njherald.com If the ghosts cooperate, fans of the Slambovian Circus of Dreams may hear a brand new song inspired by Pete Seeger on the opening night of the WNTI Stage Festival.


Related Topix: Dance, Folk

Folio Weekly

Need something to do tonight? Head down to St. Augustine to see Ellis Paul:

No American art form has perfected the marriage of idealism and pragmatism better than folk music.


Related Topix: Folk, Woody Guthrie, Boston, MA, John Gorka

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Live Music Blog

PHOTOS / RECAP: Newport Folk Festival 2014 Day Three

Few festivals conjure up historic page turners like Newport Folk Festival . Dylan's 1965 plugged-in performance is the stuff of legend that also happens to be true.


Related Topix: Newport Folk Festival, Country, Folk, Bluegrass, Trampled by Turtles

The Shrewsbury Lantern

Shrewsbury Remembers Pete Seegar through His Songs at the Bandstand on the Common.

Jim Scott and his group will honor Pete Seeger, singing many of his well-loved songs such as If I Had a Hammer, Turn, Turn, Turn, Where Have All the Flowers Gone and many others on August 21, 2014, at 6PM.


Related Topix: Folk

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Folio Weekly

Dancing Close to the Truth

No American art form has perfected the marriage of idealism and pragmatism better than folk music.


Related Topix: Woody Guthrie, Folk, Boston, MA, John Gorka