One of the most interesting artists we met at the Austin International Drag Festival is Lady J Martinez, a drag queen who studies why folks have been dressing up in drag for centuries. Today drag queen historian Dr Lady J Martinez joins...Show More Summary
One of my favorite things about attending music conferences and festivals are the crazy comments that you hear along the way. Here are a few choice selections from this year’s Folk Alliance Conference. It’s my first time at Folk Alliance, I was wondering if it was because my background is tainted by that rock and […]
Well folks, spring has sprung, and it’s a slow enough season at the multiplex that you’ll finally get to see some of the movies that worked us up on the festival circuit last year – two from Tribeca (Hondros and Flower), one from SXSW (Gemini), and three from Toronto (Lean on Pete, The Death of […]
With slightly less than 4000 attendees, the annual gathering of Folk Alliance International is still small enough to be held in a hotel. It doesn’t have a stadium-draw headliner, but other than that and lack of a campground, there’s everything else you’d want in a music festival. And most of it is done better than […]
Organisers of the 2018 National Folk Festival (29 March – 2 April) are promising a dazzlingly diverse array of international, Australian and local artists and a more comfortable experience for festival goers with the site reconfigured to ease congestion. Festival and Artistic Director Pam Merrigan said the festival had taken on board feedback from last […]
The French city of Orleans has for the first time named a mixed-race teenager to play folk heroine Joan of Arc for annual festivities, prompting a torrent of racist abuse from far-right social media users. Mathilde Edey Gamassou was chosen among 250 girls Monday to play Joan for a spring festival...
Isle of Dogs, one of /Film’s most anticipated films of 2018, just had its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, and reviews are leaping in. The consensus? They’re very good dogs, folks. Wes Anderson’s latest stop motion marvel features...Show More Summary
Years ago, I used to party with some folks from Centerville, Virgina's Cox Farms, a well-known and well-loved family farm, produce market, and host of an amazing annual Fall Festival. I found them a bright, creative, and fun-loving gaggle of humans who were extremely passionate about food production and building community around food. Show More Summary
Get your taste buds ready, folks, because the Los Angeles Times Food Bowl — a monthlong festival — is returning. Throughout May, The Times will be hosting and curating dining events, panel discussions, volunteer projects and other events celebrating L.A.’s diverse culinary scene. The festival also...
NYC folk singer Cassandra Jenkins recorded the songs at Southern California's Come What May Festival with Avi Buffalo on guitar, Sheridan Riley (Alvvays) on drums, Michael Rosen (Cones) on keys, and Abbey Blackwell on bass. Continue reading…
Estonian Voices (Photo Sohvi Viik) Estonian Voices at the London A Cappella Festival; Kings Place Reviewed by Robert Hugill on Jan 25 2018 Jazz, pop, and folk merge in the distinctive personality of this talented Estonian group The London...Show More Summary
The 2018 Brooklyn Folk Festival happens April 6-8 at St. Ann and the Holy Trinity Church and features Hurray for the Riff Raff, R. Crumb with The East River String Band, Spirit Family Reunion, John Cohen with the Down Hill Strugglers, Elizabeth Mitchell & Suni Paz, Innov Gnawa, and lots more. Continue reading…
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While many of us get time off during the holidays to relax, there are special folks out there who work straight through the festive season to keep us healthy and safe - people like medical professionals, first responders, and military members. Show More Summary
If you or someone you know has a beard then you/they ought to hear all about Beardaments: teeny-tiny, ever so shiny Christmas ornaments that attach to one’s face fuzz. But that’s not all, the Beardaments folks make festive beard glitter...Show More Summary
Folks at the DTC Dynamic Test Center in Switzerland really got into the Christmas spirit by launching all sorts of glorious toys into a solid wall at 120 MPH. It was a festive break from their usual car safety routine where they send vehicles, filled with crash test dummies, careening into walls at high speeds....
Thanksgiving is a time to reconnect with loved ones, eat lots of food, and all of that jazz, but once the festivities start to wind down, folks tend to head to the couch to watch whatever football is happening for Turkey Day. If youShow More Summary
Over the weekend, we joined flocks of Halloween- and music-lovers in Live Oak, FL, to attend the fifth annual Suwannee Hulaween. The music, camping, and visual arts festival inspired folks to bring out their best costumes and beauty looks. Show More Summary
Summer's over, which means the ramp up to the holiday season is in full-swing, starting with Halloween. As crafty folks and DIY junkies take to Pinterest for the festive new trends this season, there will inevitably be some failure. OK,...Show More Summary
He performed at Washington-area folk festivals for 65 years.