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  • Discoveries

    Discoveries
    Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work by Edwidge Danticat ( Princeton University Press: 181 pp., $19.95) "Create dangerously, for people who read dangerously. This is what I've always thought it meant to be a writer. Writing, knowing in part...
  • Bert Jansch dies at 67; Scottish singer-guitarist influenced rock, folk greats

    Bert Jansch dies at 67; Scottish singer-guitarist influenced rock, folk greats
    Bert Jansch, a revered, enigmatic Scottish singer-guitarist whose effect on a host of prominent musicians eclipsed his own fame, has died. He was 67. Jansch died Wednesday at a hospital in London of lung cancer, a disease he first battled in 2009, his...
  • Levon Helm dies at 71; drummer and singer with the Band

    Levon Helm dies at 71; drummer and singer with the Band
    Levon Helm is most widely known for the songs he sang that found their way onto the pop charts during his long tenure as drummer and singer for the Band: "Up On Cripple Creek," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and "Don't Do It," earthy and infectious...
  • Irwin Silber dies at 84; editor of folk journal Sing Out!

    Irwin Silber, who became a key figure in the revival of folk music beginning in the 1950s as editor of the magazine Sing Out!, has died. He was 84. Silber, who was also a producer and wrote and edited several books on music and other subjects, died...
  • Hazel Dickens dies at 75; bluegrass pioneer and social activist

    Hazel Dickens dies at 75; bluegrass pioneer and social activist
    Hazel Dickens, a singer, songwriter and musician from West Virginia who was a pioneering force in bluegrass music and a strong and eloquent voice for coal miners, the poor and women, has died. She was 75. Dickens died April 22 at a Washington, D.C.,...
  • Amnesty International 'Chimes of Freedom' salutes Bob Dylan's music

     
    Dozens of musicians salute rock icon Bob Dylan in new Amnesty International tribute album. The "Chimes of Freedom" collection encompasses 75 recordings of songs written by Bob Dylan....
  • Area music venue announces 2012 lineup

     
    Listen Live! Music, the listening-room music venue that opened in Upper Milford Township two years ago and will move to Macungie Institute starting with an open mike this Saturday, has announced its headliner lineup for 2012. Cheryl Wheeler The season.......
  • Arts on TV: Anna Deavere Smith; civil rights songs; Dudamel

     
    “Great Performances” 9 p.m., Friday KOCE: "Let Me Down Easy": Anna Deavere Smith portrays several different characters, sharing their life experiences....
  • Album review: Ani DiFranco's “┬┐Which Side Are You On?”

     
    For those who have been complaining that there are no protest songs in pop music right now, ’90s icon Ani DiFranco serves up a well-meaning but predictable specimen in the title song to her new studio album. With a contribution from activist...
  • Monday’s Highlights: ‘House’ on Fox

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 22 - 28 in PDF format TV listings for the week of Jan. 22 - 28 in PDF format are also available at latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv Weekly TV Listings and more......
  • Lucinda Williams on discovering Bob Dylan: 'This is what I want to do'

     
    Lucinda Williams pays tribute to Bob Dylan on the 'Chimes of Freedom' album benefiting Amnesty International. More than 80 artists have recorded Bob Dylan songs for the album being released Jan. 24....
  • A Bob Dylan tribute album with 76 tracks and a 2012 mind-set

     
    Amnesty International's Bob Dylan tribute benefit album features 76 tracks by more than 80 artists. Listeners can find a variety of ways to sample the artists who salute Bob Dylan to benefit the human rights organization....