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Lead Belly and John Legend to Attorney General Lynch: Redress Juvenile Injustices

Liz Ryan | Posted 06.28.2015 | Politics
Liz Ryan

With Loretta Lynch now taking over the helm of the U.S. Department of Justice as the new Attorney General, it is crucial that she takes John Legend's and Lead Belly's concerns into account and focuses on redressing juvenile injustices.

The Lomax Connection

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 05.20.2015 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

The group's challenge was familiar to anyone in traditional music: interpret source recordings in an interesting way while remaining true to the spirit of the originals.

Lead Belly: Songster of Mythic Proportions

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 05.06.2015 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

Lead Belly's life was a narrative of mastery and resistance, like Zora Neale Hurston's High John De Conquer or folklore's John Henry. His songs are a vast and varied banquet of Americana cooked up and served through the genius of one man.

Dog Ears Music: Born in January

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 03.12.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Lead Belly, Peter Broderick, Max Roach, and more.

The Doors App and Beyond: A Conversation with Elektra/Nonesuch Founder Jac Holzman

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.07.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Photo courtesy Holzman Family Archive A Conversation with Jac Holzman Mike Ragogna: Jac, it's an honor to interview you. You and your label Elektra...

Let's Play Climate Roulette

Jeff Caldwell | Posted 09.16.2013 | Comedy
Jeff Caldwell

Looking for confirmation that humans are doomed by global warming so we might as well just get our species' affairs in order, I recently googled phras...

Howie Richmond (1917-2012): Music Publishing Pioneer With a Big Heart

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.28.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

You may not know the name Howie Richmond, but without him, it's likely you'd have never gotten to know the music of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Lead Belly and many other essential figures in American and European popular music.