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“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

2 weeks 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 weeks 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

2 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

2 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

2 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

3 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.        

Crowds expected as Majura Festival showcases heritage farm living on Canberra’s doorstep

3 months agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Up to 8,000 people are expected to don their country wear on Sunday and find out what farm living is like without even leaving Canberra. The inaugural Majura Valley Bush Festival aims to introduce Canberrans to a farming community dating back to the early 1840s which sits on our doorstep. Located to the north of […]

Eight things to do around Canberra this weekend (28–30 April)

3 months agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

It cannot be the weekend already, it hardly feels like the week started. This weekend is all about culture. Adding to the Spanish Film Festival and Canberra and Region Heritage Festival which are currently on, the Canberra International Music Festival starts this weekend, there are a couple of good plays on at the Canberra Theatre, […]

Six things to do around Canberra this weekend (21–23 April)

3 months agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

If you struggled to get back into work this week you could probably use another long weekend, of sorts, to help you recover. Luckily, there is plenty on this weekend for you to enjoy. The Canberra and Region Heritage Festival started on Tuesday and its program is packed with interesting events and tours to inform, […]

Along with music, some how-to advice at a Jazz Fest event

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation has announced plans for its 10th annual Sync Up event, which coincides with the annual Jazz and Heritage Festival. Sync Up is a … Click to Continue »

Heritage yes – but some stuff should go

4 months agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Two things to consider: One is that heritage is about to be celebrated here in Canberra with a festival from 18 April till 7 May 2017. Two: There are all sorts of problems with the Ainslie shops to do with asbestos, to do with parking and to complicate matters – there is also a heritage […]

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