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Newport Folk Festival Celebrates 50 Years Since Bob Dylan Went Electric

16 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — This year's Newport Folk Festival plans to pay tribute to the moment when Bob Dylan made rock history by going electric 50 years ago. The festival, noted for introducing performers who later became big stars, will have a secret lineup of musicians billed as '65 Revisited. Show More Summary

RIP: Ritchie Havens

Ritchie Havens, passed away today at the age of 72 due to a heart attack. Havens is best known for his outstanding opening set at the Woodstock festival in 1969. He blended Soul and Folk and played the acoustic guitar with a fervent style, atypical of other Folk singers. Show More Summary

Monday Morning Video – Joe Pug and the Milk Carton Kids Cover Tom Petty

2 days agoMusic / Country : Twangville

The Newport Folk Festival will soon be upon us. Here’s a flashback to one of last year’s late night shows that featured Joe Pug and the Milk Carton Kids covering Tom Petty’s “Time To Move On.”

Cannes 2015: Palme de Whiskers

The tension is palpable as the Cannes awards are soon to be announced! I don’t mean the Palme d’Or, folks, but the prestigious Palme de Whiskers, my just-for fun award for the Cannes festival’s Best Feline Performance. The most glittering...Show More Summary

Late Night FDL: Amused to Death

Roger Waters – Amused To Death Roger will be headlining this year’s Newport Folk Festival… Roger Waters will headline the opening night of the 2015 Newport Folk Festival on Friday, July 24. Waters says he plans to deliver “an intimate appearance specifically crafted” for the event, set for July 24-26 at Fort Adams State Park...

Roger Waters to Headline Newport Folk Festival

Roger Waters will make his first-ever Newport Folk Festival appearance when he headlines the long-running fest on July 24th. The former Pink Floyd bassist will craft a "very special" set list especially curated for the Rhode Island fest, a festival rep tells Rolling Stone. Waters joins a lineup that already features Sufjan Stevens, Courtney Barnett, the...

Kathie Lee & Hoda: High heels' rule at Cannes is crazy

6 days agoNews : NY Daily News

The folks at the Cannes Film Festival showed they're flatheads when when it comes to high heels.

Luna playing free show in McCarren Park for Northside Fest before tour (get tix) -- 4 NYC shows total

The reformed Luna will be touring North America this fall, but folks in NYC can see them before that, as they'll be playing a free Northside Festival show on June 11 at McCarren Park! It is FREE but you...

Stars Shine at “La Tete Haute” Premiere at 68th Cannes Film Festival

Stepping out for an exciting evening, a host of famous folks attended the Cannes Film Festival premiere of “La Tete Haute” on Wednesday (May 13). “Garden State” gal Natalie Portman and her choreographer husband Benjamin Millepied showed...Show More Summary

Charlize, Sienna, Karlie & Doutzen Arrive Ahead of 68th Cannes Film Festival

The South of France is swollen with celebrities as throngs of famous folks are coming to town for the 68 th Cannes Film Festival. And earlier today (May 12) Charlize Theron jetted into the Nice Airport where she was surrounded by autograph-seeking...Show More Summary

[SFF ’15 Review] ‘Shrew’s Nest’ Is Bloody, Bold, and Tragic

All I knew when I sat down for Shrew’s Nest was that it was produced by the always-interesting Álex de la Iglesia (Witching & Bitching, The Last Circus) and that the Stanley Festival folks had compared it to Misery. Well shit, that’s all I needed to hear. The debut feature of Juanfer Andrés and Esteban […]

Mavis Staples: The Music That Made Me

1. "Blowin' in the Wind," Bob Dylan, 1963Bobby was a cute little guy in the Sixties. He had the curly hair and, oh, man, we had big fun at all the folk festivals. He's the world's greatest poet as far as I'm concerned. He just laid it on the line...

Decatur Arts Festival Still Looking for Volunteers

From the folks at the Decatur Arts Festival… Our annual hometown arts event begins in less than three weeks.  There are plenty of different opportunities for you to get involved.  Most involve committing just a couple of hours of time.  Shifts begin with setup on Friday afternoon, and Saturday morning at 7-10am, through Sunday early […]

What’s On This Week Around The World

A folk festival on the Sea of Galilee, an exhibition dedicated to the artwork lost in World War II and the start of the Cannes Film Festival.

What to drink at ABV, an outdoor “libation festival” happening next weekend

Neighborhood Restaurant Group — the folks behind standbys like ChurchKey and The Partisan — is hosting ABV, an outdoor “libation festival” on May 16 from 3 to 8 p.m. ($20-$85, 1100 New Jersey Ave. SE, abvindc.eventbrite.com). The event will be sloshing with 20 wines, 35 craft brews and seven craft cocktails sourced globally. Show More Summary

The Washington Jewish Music Festival goes eclectic

Soul, jazz, klezmer rock, neo-Hasidic folk singers — the 16th annual Washington Jewish Music Festival isn’t your bubbe’s Broadway musical. “Jewish music is not just ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’?” says Lili Kalish Gersch, director of the festival, which runs Thursday through May 17 at the DCJCC, Sixth and I, and Stead Park. Show More Summary

Town Mountain videos from Suwannee

When Town Mountain performed earlier this year at the Suwannee Springfest, they shot a number of live performance videos away from the stage for the folks at Hype Music Festivals. Three songs were record with Florida swamp land as a backdrop, Coming Back To You, Wildbird, […]

Character posters for Sun Choke starring Sarah Hagan & Barbara Crampton

SUN CHOKE had its world premiere at the Stanley Film Festival this past weekend, featuring an unforgettable performance from Sarah Hagan as Janie. What's on tap for you folks today is three character posters that introduce us to the film's three stars Hagan, Sara Malakul Lane and Barbara Crampton. Show More Summary

Today's Top 5: Saturday

Here are the five best events going down in Charlotte and the surrounding area today, May 2, 2015 as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing. • South End Art & Soul • NoDa Day Street Festival • Taylor Centers at Double Door Inn • SC Strawberry Fest in Fort Mill • Romare Fest at Romare Bearden Park [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

“It Was a Miserable Experience!” Monty Python on Making ‘Holy Grail’ and Whether They Really Do Hate Each Other

We heard them in the hallway, chattering and joking before the Friday afternoon press conference that launched Monty Python’s takeover of the Tribeca Film Festival’s second weekend. The festival folks were keeping the surviving members...Show More Summary

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