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Poetry Off the Shelf: For Love of Russia

Poetry Foundation | Posted 08.19.2015 | Books
Poetry Foundation

Listen to poems by Anna Akhmatova set to music by Iris DeMent on the Poetry Foundation website. Poetry Off the Shelf is a weekly audio podcast in ...

An Eye for an Iris: DeMent Delivers True Blue Storytelling

Michael Bialas | Posted 09.28.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

When viral videos and social media darlings start to matter more than the written word, it's refreshing to see a storyteller like Iris DeMent follow a family tradition and let her straightforward songs do the talking.

The Vespers Are on the Verge of Breaking Through The Fourth Wall

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.20.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

A pair of sisters met a pair of brothers and became four of a promising kind. Known as The Vespers, this grounded group of homegrown musicians have Nashville in their blood but down-to-earthier ideals in their souls.

Why Pieta Brown Digs the Music of Dylan, Dire Straits and her Dad

Michael Bialas | Posted 07.17.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

When you're a performing artist as deeply personal as Pieta Brown, trying to carve out a living by sharing your innermost thoughts can be a delicate balancing act. Especially when you'd rather keep those feelings to yourself.

This Is Your Brain on Crosswords

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

"_____ comes but once a year. Var." Can you solve this devilish holiday-season crossword puzzle clue? Hint: The correct nine-letter answer starts with a "C" and ends with an "s" -- and it's not "Christmas".

Sweet Pieta Brown Gives Grand Performance for Grandmother

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Ain't grandmotherly love grand? June Cleveland can read Pieta Brown's lyrics at home while still enjoying the music, all along cherishing those precious moments spent with her first grandchild.