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  1. WOMAD adds science fact and fiction to its line-up this yearRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | This is Wiltshire

    ... 100 acts descend upon this idyllic corner of Wiltshire from all points each, west, north and south. Legendary master of funk George Clinton, the driving force behind pioneering American dance bands Funkadelic and Parliament, and an inductee in the ...


  2. Miles on Monday: News, reviews and moreRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | St. Louis Jazz Notes

    This week in Miles Davis news: * With Don Cheadle's film Miles Ahead now available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and video on demand , the film rating site Rotten Tomatoes has given the flick a 73% score on the "Tomato Meter" . * The video release of the movie also has prompted a few additional reviews from websites and publications that didn't get it to is during its theatrical run, like the ones published last week by and .


  3. Betty Davis: A Cult Genius Revealed, Once AgainRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | MTV

    ... Brew . He was 41 when he met 22-year-old songwriter and model Betty Mabry, who had written " Uptown " for psychedelic funk-rock pioneers The Chambers Brothers. Betty introduced Miles to the music of Sly Stone and Jimi Hendrix, also encouraging his ...


  4. Beth Peerless, Where Ita s At:Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 20 | Monterey County Herald

    Locally, there's been a serious lack of funk the past two decades. The dearth began soon after the breakup of the Unknown Jeromes, a popular act that played throughout the Central Coast and Bay Area.


  5. Duran Duran spark funky '80s dance party in St. PaulRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | City Pages

    ... lights dimmed. Nile Rodgers returned to the stage to join the band he's been working with for 33 years, adding his funk flavor to "Notorious" and "Pressure Off." The group even delivered a raucous cover of Melle Mel's anti-drug hip-hop classic ...


  6. FOLD New York City: Nile Rodgers, Bette Midler to performRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Entertainment Weekly

    Legendary music producer Nile Rodgers often brings a touch of throwback flair to contemporary tracks he crafts for artists like Daft Punk, Lady Gaga, Kylie Minogue, Disclosure, Sam Smith, and Nervo; now, the 63-year old is turning back the clock with the help of several classic acts set to perform alongside him at his upcoming Freak Out Let's Dance event in New York City. Bette Midler, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Village People, and the Rodgers-featuring band CHIC will join Rodgers for the one-night only event, set to be held Sat.


  7. Nile Rodgers' FOLD Festival rescheduled, moved to Forest Hills StadiumRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Newsday

    Nile Rodgers' FOLD Festival has been reborn as the FOLD Experience NY and will be held at Forest Hills Stadium in October. Here, Rodgers plays AFTEE's Nile Rodgers Dance Party with Chic at Martha Clara Vineyards in Riverhead in 2013.


  8. Excitement builds for WOMAD as new additions announcedRead the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | Wiltshire Times

    Among the many musical talents from every corner of the globe include a giant of African music Baaba Maal, rock and roll hall of famer George Clinton in The George Clinton Parliament-Funkadelic, one-of-a-kind indie troubadour John Grant, and 'Queen of flamenco fusion' Buika. They will be joined by French jazz-house pioneer St Germain, one of the godfathers of British hip-hop Roots Manuva, groundbreaking Scottish folk balladeer King Creosote, Grammy winning sitar-superstar Anoushka Shankar, the infectious New Orleans jazz funk party Hot 8 Brass Band and many more.


  9. Fishbone brings the party to Federal UndergroundRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Press-Telegram

    ... the genre-blasting band Fishbone . The band, which has partied its way through a nearly 40-year career by mixing ska, funk, punk and rock sounds with dynamic live shows, will be performing at the Pine Avenue venue on July 26. “The hardcore ...


  10. Sharon Jones Won't Let Cancer Stop the FunkRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | LA Weekly

    ... life, and a demanding one. The too-quick clips in this documentary's opening moments suggest the power of her hard-funk art, but to feel it for real you need a longer exposure, to get caught up in it, to surrender your metabolism. Kopple can't let ...


  11. Parliament LIVE: Speaker Mahajan advises Mann not to attend proceedings till decision arrived atRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Indian Express

    Parliamentary proceedings were, however, disrupted on Friday, after an uproar over Aam Aadmi Party MP Bhagwant Mann's live streaming of video on social media regarding his travel to Parliament House. As Parliament resumes Monday, the long-pending Goods and Services Tax Bill is likely to be taken up in Rajya Sabha this week.


  12. Music Monday: RIP RecapRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Woot

    ... be ending this post. Bernie Worrell was kind of everywhere. He could do jazz piano , he was a vital member of the P-Funk sound and he is responsible for my absolute favorite Talking Heads moment in which he absolutely dominates an already impressive ...


  13. Music Review: Rewind festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Sunday Herald

    Fast forward to now and the reasons for flying solo were rather different from those teenage years - everything from a poorly child to a temperamental boiler. The irony being of course that those who wanted the spare ticket were looking to escape for a weekend.


  14. BWW Flashback: We've Got the Broadway Blues... Shuffle Along Takes Final Bow TonightRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday |

    ... that the writer/director and choreographer have worked together since their 1996 hit Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk. In May 1921, the new musical Shuffle Along became the unlikeliest of hits, significantly altering the face of the Broadway ...


  15. Review: Duran Duran turns up the grooves after Chic turned it on earlyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday | Star Tribune

    ... For band well-known to have one foot in pop and the other in rock, Duran Duran sure did kick up a surprising amount of funk at Xcel Energy Center on Saturday night. The British hitmakers of '80s MTV fame enlisted '70s disco-groove army Chic for its ...


  16. Duran DuranRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 23 | City Pages

    Still featuring their heyday lineup after 30-plus years in the game, Duran Duran have proven resilient since helping shape the new-wave and synth-pop genres in the '80s. The U.K. legends aren't interested in going on nostalgia-driven cruise control, either.


  17. Happy 75th Birthday George Clinton: Parliament-Funkadelic Live On Halloween 1976Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | JamBase

    Iconic musician George Clinton celebrates his 75th birthday today. The innovative force behind the development of funk rock music as the Parliament-Funkadelic bandleader, Clinton's signature style can still be seen regularly on stage as the veteran performer continues to tour around the world.


  18. UpFront Soul #2016.31 - Hour 2- August 1-7, 2016, Segment 1Read the original story

    Friday Jul 22 | A-Infos Radio Project

    We'll open up with divine disco from the Gospelaires of Dayton, get in touch with the "Love Within" with James Tillman, and hear some crazy fiddle funk from Don "Sugarcane" Harris.


  19. Before Pokemon Go There Was Mah JonggRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 21 | WETA-TV Arlington

    The "ancient" Chinese game of Mah Jongg was all the rage for high society types in Washington in the early 1920s. Having once acquired the taste for playing, a frenzy creeps over one and you seek opportunities for playing the game like a thirsty mana .


  20. Best concerts of the week: Drake, Lowertown Blues Fest, Dr. Dog, Warped TourRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 22 | Star Tribune

    Lowertown Blues & Funk Fest: Mears Park in St. Paul's Lowertown is a delightful outdoor venue and you can't resist the varied but winning sounds scheduled for this two-day celebration. Friday features Otis Day and the Knights of "Animal House" fame and the Family Stone, whose members used to back Sly Stone.