Sunday Jul 27
Songs of war and American culture
In the United States, the trajectory has been from songs celebrating religious patriotism through nationalistic tunes to more nuanced views of conflicts to outright anti-war lyrics.
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Ticket sales release for season openers
Rhapsody In Bluegrass is a panoramic exploration of America and her music. Featuring favorites from Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, and other quintessential American legends, Rhapsody in Bluegrass fuses Appalachian bluegrass, Irish fiddle, beloved classical themes, and roots music to create a beautiful and transporting concert experience.
Tech bytes business briefs for July 22, 2014
Leaving on a jet plane? Perhaps you'll want to hear a reprise of that classic Peter, Paul and Mary tune before you board.
Stream Lincoln Center's Star-Studded Pete Seeger Memorial Concert
Folk icon and civil rights activist Pete Seeger who popularized songs like "If I Had a Hammer ," "Turn! Turn! Turn!" and "We Shall Overcome" died at age 94 in January, less than a year after his wife Toshi passed away.
This Week's Best Shows and a Spotify Playlist of the Bands
The influence of Pete Seeger cannot be underestimated. As a songwriter, he penned "If I Had a Hammer" and "Turn! Turn! Turn!" As a singer and cultural historian, he did more than anyone to propagate "We Shall Overcome" - the anthem of the 1960s American civil rights movement - and he inspired generations of up-and-coming musicians, including Bob ... (more)
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Alison Krauss Joins Billy Childs on Laura Nyro's 'And When I Die'
Although Laura Nyro had some success during her too-short career, especially in the late 1960s and early '70s, she ranks among artists whose commercial fortunes have never quite matched their influence.
On the Verge: AJR gets 'Ready' for the big time
On the Verge: AJR gets 'Ready' for the big time With 'I'm Ready,' New York brother trio AJR proves hit records can be made on a budget.