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Newport Folk Festival

Incredible Visual History Of Music Festivals Will Remind You Why You Love Summer

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 05.29.2014 | Arts

"Everything looks better in black and white," Paul Simon once mused (depending on which version of the song "Kodachrome" you listen to). The music leg...

Mavis Staples Books A Major Gig

AP | Posted 02.04.2014 | Entertainment

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The Newport Folk Festival says gospel singer Mavis Staples will perform in this year's line-up. Staples is the first act to be...

Pete Seeger Brought the World Closer Together

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.30.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Pete Seeger spent his time on earth planting, healing, laughing, building up, dancing, loving, embracing and advocating peace. Seeger brought the world closer together with his music. Every day, every minute, someone in the world is singing a Pete Seeger song.

A Piece Of Rock History Will Fetch Major Cash

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 12.06.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Dylan's sunburst Fender Stratocaster made rock history when he played it at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. Now it is again set ...

4 Can't-Miss Acts at Newport Folk Fest

Maria Pulcinella Murray | Posted 09.22.2013 | Entertainment
Maria Pulcinella Murray

In its 54 years as a festival, Newport Folk Fest has been revered as one whose lineup pairs longstanding folk kings with indie up-and-comers, bluegrass masters, and folk-punkers to create an unforgettable folkie blowout.

David Wax Museum Moves to More Mature Sound on New Album Knock Knock Get Up

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 10.30.2012 | Arts
Rob Kirkpatrick

An overused description is nevertheless apt here: Knock Knock Get Up is an album that will challenge fans.

Happy Birthday Bob Dylan: America's Musical Master of Reinvention

Russell C. Smith | Posted 07.22.2012 | Home
Russell C. Smith

What Bob Dylan possessed that no other musical artist of his generation had was the innate ability to continually reinvent himself.

Now Hear This: Put Your Moneymoney on Honeyhoney

Michael Bialas | Posted 07.14.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

2012-05-15-Screenshot20120515at8.35.30AM.jpgThe smart money these days is on Honeyhoney making more of a lasting impression than their groundbreaking predecessors from L.A.

Happy Birthday, Pete Seeger

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Today is Pete Seeger's 93rd birthday. What's an appropriate gift for the most influential folk artist of the 20th century? A few years ago some of Pete's fans launched a campaign to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize. It is time to resurrect that effort.

Moogy Klingman Passes

Michael Sigman | Posted 01.16.2012 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Mark "Moogy" Klingman passed away last night after a long, brave bout with cancer. You may not have heard his name, but you have heard, and enjoyed, his music.

On the Culture Front: Newport Folk Festival

Chris Kompanek | Posted 10.03.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

There's an aura around the Newport Folk Festival that intrigues me -- this is the place after all where Bob Dylan was booed off the stage for going electric -- so I decided to check it out this year.

The David Wax Museum: The Best Band You Might Not Know

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 09.30.2011 | Entertainment
Rob Kirkpatrick

Even as one speculates on the group's future within the archetypes of the music machine, one gets the sense the David Wax Museum will hold onto the peculiar charm of their music and their simple love of sharing it, no matter how many people are listening.

Moogy's Gotta Have Friends

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

You got to have friends/To make that day last long Mark Klingman isn't a household name. But the terrific singer/songwriter/keyboardist/producer know...

AA Bondy Plays Newport Folk Festival, on Tour in US and Getting Ready to Play FYF!

Travis Keller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Travis Keller

Internet, meet your new favorite artist! Introducing AA Bondy. Mr. Bondy is one of the best song writers and performers our generation has to offer.

Joan Baez: Blessed be the Barefoot Madonna and Her 50 Years of Peacemaking

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cathleen Falsani

As long as she's been singing, Baez has been singing for peace.