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Titanic Works: Stoking the Furnace of Sheffield Steel Making

Following on from the success of open days last year with Sheffield Design Week, and this year with the Festival of Archaeology, two further open days are planned for 2017. The first is part of this year’s Heritage Open Days on Friday 8th September, and the second as part of this year’s Sheffield Design week between 21-29th October (date TBC). Show More Summary

Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2017: #CraftIsCool

Day two of Lakme Fashion week celebrating Sustainable Fashion kicked off with a show by five designers who worked with master craftsmen celebrating heritage crafts. Any collection catch your eye? We are loving the Poochki collab. Bheru...Show More Summary

More From Ystad: Bobby Medina

2 months agoMusic / Jazz : Rifftides

At the Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival, the American trumpeter Bobby Medina led a big band in a program that drew on his bebop credentials and his Latin American heritage. Claus Sörenson’s XL Big Band of musicians from throughout southern Sweden was impressive in its versatility as it negotiated Medina’s demanding arrangements. Married to a woman […]

New name, new format for Miami Valley Bluegrass Heritage Festival

2 months agoMusic / Country : Bluegrass Today

The post New name, new format for Miami Valley Bluegrass Heritage Festival appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Vandals Smash And Destroy Heritage Trains Used In 'Downton Abbey'

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

After - or during - a nearby festival celebrating the railway, "Eight teak carriages on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway in Pickering had windows smashed overnight, with furniture and fixings also ruined.... Fire extinguishers were also set off throughout the carriages, soaking the furniture and wall fittings."

“Grandmakers” Teach Crafts To Millennials Eager For Digital Detox

To combat the loneliness that often comes with aging and living alone, a UK based retirement home created a festival to allow senior citizens to connect with millennials by asking them to teach a “heritage skill.” The resulting “Grandfest” (as the two month event is being called) aims to celebrate the abilities of older people

Tommy Ridgely Since The Blues Began

3 months agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Tommy Ridgely Since The Blues Began Black Top While attending the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival for the first time at the end of April, I caught plenty of great blues, zydeco and R&B. While he did not play the festival duringShow More Summary

WATCH: Black woman schools white man on his racist ‘General Lee’ car — and it’s awesome

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Activist Ybia Anderson confronted the unnamed owner of a replica General Lee at a “heritagefestival, and the resulting video has gone viral. Anderson, who is black, began videoing the car as it was “front and center, the first thing people see when they walk in.” Narrating, she also tells the...

Celebrate LGBT Culture and Heritage Month in Laguna Beach on Sunday

Laguna Beach has declared June LGBT Culture and Heritage Month. Celebrate OC Pride’s official closing events in Laguna Beach on Sunday, June 25. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. with a party at West Street Beach, then a dance party at the legendary Boom Boom Room from 2 – 11 p.m. The evening ends at Main Street […]

After 50 Years of Song, Dance, Food, Even Hog Calling, at the Folklife Festival, Is It Still Worthwhile?

Recognizing traditional culture in the information age is ever more important argues the director of the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Watch Films From All Over the World + More Texas Events You Should Know About This Week

Among the many charms of Texas culture are the abundance of over-the-top outdoor festivals, which celebrate not just music and cuisine, but livestock, produce and the rich ethnically diverse heritage of the Lone Star State. And the time to enjoy as many as you can is before we’re all gripped by the summer’s Texas heat. Show More Summary

Tinner Hill Blues Festival Brings The Blues Back to Falls Church

4 months agoMusic / Blues : In a Blue Mood

Beverly Guitar Watkins at the 2013 Tinner Hill Blues Festival The weekend of Friday June 9 through Sunday June 11, the City of Falls Church will host the 24th Annual Tinner Hill Blues Festival. Produced by the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation...Show More Summary

Amazon Prime Live Events, More Than Just Gigs For Old People [Mark Mulligan]

Although Amazon's 'Prime Live Events' have been critiqued for being an 'iTunes Festival for old people', the small-scale gigs by these heritage acts actually represents some clever strategy on the part of Amazon, as it looks to mix of the live/streaming game in a crowded industry. __________________________________ Guest post by...

Jimi Hendrix's 'Monterey Strat' may bring $750,000 at Heritage Auctions

4 months agoArts : Artdaily

The crowd estimates for the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967 exceeded 200,000, as people came from all over the country to see and hear Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead. Additionally, they were also treated, many for the first time to Hall of Fame soul singer Otis Redding. Show More Summary

Annual Irvine festival celebrates Korean cultural heritage

IRVINE — The eighth annual Irvine Korean Cultural Festival took place Saturday, May 13, to celebrate and share Korean cultural heritage and artistic traditions. The free community event at the Irvine civic center featured Korean cuisine, games, art, music and entertainment such as singing, dancing and martial arts demonstrations. Koreans account for about 9 percent […]

Spring Has Sprung! Michigan Town Celebrates With 4,500,000 Tulips

For more than 85 years, Holland, Michigan, has celebrated its Dutch heritage with the blooming 4,500,000 tulips during the annual Tulip Time Festival.

Here’s What You Missed At The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

5 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Bossip

For your viewing pleasure 2017 New Orleans Jazz Heritage Festival Photos During the final week of the New Orleans Jazz Heritage Festival, concertgoers went from getting their NOLA bounce on, to nostalgic moments with a music legend.

Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Texas newspapers: Beaumont Enterprise. April 27, 2017. The Nederland Heritage Festival Foundation is doing a major disservice to its patrons — and the … Click to Continue »

In New Orleans, a Festival Defies Trends and Welcomes Cuba

5 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

The 48th New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival maintains its mission, showcasing regional talent, keeping danceable grooves the focus.

Jazz Fest: Lorde gets emotional, Petty celebrates 40 years

We've got everything you missed at the first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.        

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