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  • From Baltimore, a celebration of Woody Guthrie

    From Baltimore, a celebration of Woody Guthrie
    Nearly a decade ago, Michael Patrick Flanagan Smith, a Frederick-born playwright, actor and musician who called Baltimore home for several years, began digging into the life of Woody Guthrie. The fruits of that exploration are now onstage in New York....
  • Review: 'House of Earth' by Woody Guthrie

    Review: 'House of Earth' by Woody Guthrie
    Nora Guthrie had put off reading her late father Woody Guthrie's recently unearthed novel, "House of Earth," even after she'd agreed for it to be published. Having devoted much of 2012 to preparing events and projects surrounding the centennial of the...
  • A Tribute to Woody Guthrie at The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown on Oct. 26

    A Tribute to Woody Guthrie at The Buttonwood Tree in Middletown on Oct. 26
    Woody Guthrie (pictured) was America's foremost Dust Bowl troubadour. He would have turned 100 this year. Guthrie's place in popular culture is secure; idolized by a young Bob Dylan, Guthrie sired a psychedelic-era successor in son Arlo (of Alice's...
  • SXSW 2013: Day One

    We did some good work last night, Austin. The breakfast taco for dinner was a nice touch.   And then there was some music. On the first night, I like to hit the sack having checked off a bunch of boxes, wake up feeling liberated of the FOMO that is...
  • 'Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams' finds good company in Bob Dylan

    'Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams' finds good company in Bob Dylan
    Singer and songwriter Holly Williams, the granddaughter of country music giant Hank Williams, knew something big was up when Bob Dylan approached her at a gig several years ago and handed her a handful of song lyrics he wanted her to peruse. "He didn't...
  • Notes on a Year: Mark Swed on classical music

    Notes on a Year: Mark Swed on classical music
    "In the Middle Ages," Sara Maitland writes in her brilliant "A Book of Silence," "Christian scholastics argued that the devil's basic strategy was to bring human beings to a point where they are never alone with their God, nor ever attentively face to...
  • Warren Hellman dies at 77; San Francisco financier, bluegrass fan

    Warren Hellman dies at 77; San Francisco financier, bluegrass fan
    Reporting from San Francisco -- Warren Hellman, a San Francisco financier, philanthropist and bluegrass enthusiast who lavished his city with a free concert that grew into one of the nation's largest music festivals, died Sunday of complications from...
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Corbett Delivers Second Budget Address Today.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. It's Budget Day here in the Capitol. And while the specifics of Gov. Tom Corbett's proposed spending plan for 2012-13 are embargoed until after he delivers his speech at 11:30 a.m., we can tell you......
  • Time for Mitt Romney to change his tunes

     
    The bigger the campaign, the lamer the playlist. Mitt Romney's presidential campaign released a 19-song Spotify playlist on Friday, and in the grand tradition of presidential candidates, it was chock full of inoffensive hits. Not that the songs were bad.....
  • This week's on-sales: UCLA Live, Yoko Ono, Elton John and more

     
    A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. UCLA Live John Cale, Sept. 30; Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, Oct. 2; Laurie Anderson, Oct. 21; Taj Mahal, Oct. 22; Ornette Coleman, Nov. 3; Mavis......
  • Mavis Staples on working with Jeff Tweedy: 'When you hear this, you will get up.'

     
    There would seemingly be little that would catch Mavis Staples by surprise. Yet with Staples now 71 years old, Wilco's Jeff Tweedy found a way to get the soul/gospel veteran to step out of her comfort zone -- literally. Staples'......
  • Tonight's music pick: Frank Turner at the Troubadour

     
    One-time frontman for post-hardcore band Million Dead, Frank Turner's solo turn into folk-punk territory has yielded three studio albums so far, plus some plum tour and festival gigs to boot. Employing YouYube-friendly video tactics and bolstered by a...