Activists, artists among 8 named to California Hall of Fame
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Eight Californians known for their activism, artistry and historic achievements were inducted Tuesday into the California Hall of Fame in an event that mixed celebratory glitz and glamor with calls for greater attention to global issues like climate change.
The Latest: Hall of Fame event mixes celebration, activism
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the California Hall of Fame induction (all times local):
Eight Californians known for their activism, artistry and historic achievements have been inducted into the California Hall of Fame.
The Tuesday night celebration mixed glitz and glamor with some calls for political action on global issues.
Review: Joan Baez’s expressive talent intact on new album
Joan Baez, "Whistle Down the Wind" (Bobolink/Razor & Tie)
Nearly 10 years on from her last studio album, Joan Baez delivers another pearl, 10 deeply felt interpretations about the human condition and the state of the world.
Baez's voice is in fine form and if her range now is, unsurprisingly, more earth angel than angelic, it serves to enhance her expressiveness, the depth of the lyrics and the strength of the melodies.
Thousands of photos depict Chicago blues scene at exhibit
CHICAGO (AP) — Two decades worth of photos depicting Chicago's lively blues scene will soon be available to the public.
The Chicago History Museum says it will release over 45,000 photos and papers related to the relatively unknown music photographer Raeburn Flerlage (RAY'-bern FLUR'-lej).
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The Washington Nationals' rookie-level Gulf Coast League affiliate pitched seven-inning no-hitters in both ends of a doubleheader Sunday.
Facing the GCL Marlins at the teams' shared spring training home, right-handed prospect Joan Baez opened the first game with six innings, allowing a walk and striking out seven. Jose Jimenez walked one in the seventh to close a 4-0 victory.
Smart Rating: 95.64Genre: DocumentaryStarring: Richie Havens, Joan Baez, Roger DaltreyIn 1969, 500,000 people descended on a small patch of field in a little-known town in upstate New York called Woodstock. In this documentary, the iconic event is chronicled in unflinching detail, from the event's inception all the way through to the unexpected air-delivery of food and medical supplies by the National Guard. The film contains performances, interviews with the artists and candid footage of the fans in a defining portrait of 1960s America.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame says next year's induction ceremony is scheduled for April 14 at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland.
The Rock Hall is located in Cleveland, but the city hasn't hosted the induction ceremony since 2015. The event instead has been held in New York. The hall said last year that it would have the ceremony in Cleveland every two years starting in 2018.
Sting to play summer home of Boston Symphony Orchestra
LENOX, Mass. (AP) — Sting will be making his debut at the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
The 16-time Grammy winning musician, actor and human rights activist has been added to Tanglewood's Popular Artists series on Aug. 29 in support of "57th & 9th," his latest album, released last November.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bruce Langhorne, an influential session guitarist who often collaborated with Bob Dylan and inspired his song "Mr. Tambourine Man," has died. He was 78.
Family friend Cynthia Riddle said Sunday that Langhorne died Friday at his home in Venice, California, of kidney failure.
NEW YORK (AP) — Seattle rockers Pearl Jam, the late rapper Tupac Shakur and 1970s hitmaking band Journey were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday night.
Joan Baez, Electric Light Orchestra and Yes were also part of the 2017 class inducted at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, which kicked off with a tribute to Chuck Berry.
NEW YORK (AP) — David Letterman will replace an ailing Neil Young as the person inducting Pearl Jam into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on Friday.
According to a statement from the hall, Young "is regrettably no longer able to induct Pearl Jam" due to illness and is "thrilled" that former TV talk-show host Letterman will substitute. Pearl Jam made its "Late Show with David Letterman" debut in 1996 with a version of "Hail, Hail."
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain says former singer Steve Perry will be in attendance when the band is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Snoop Dogg to induct Tupac into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
NEW YORK (AP) — Snoop Dogg will induct the late rapper Tupac Shakur into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, while Pharrell Williams will induct Nile Rodgers during the ceremony in Brooklyn next month.
The Rock & Roll Hall announced Wednesday additional guests who'll be on hand April 7 at the Barclays Center to induct this year's newest class.
Snoop Dogg is to induct Tupac Shakur into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Angel Parra, exiled Chilean singer, interred in Paris
PARIS (AP) — Angel Parra, the exiled Chilean musician and son of the singer Violeta Parra, has been interred at Paris' largest cemetery.
Parra, who died on March 11 at age 73, was raised by his mother, who taught him about political activism and music.
He was arrested during Chile's 1973 military coup and imprisoned in a camp. He was freed and eventually expelled, first to Mexico and then to France, after artists including Joan Baez and Charles Aznavour agitated on his behalf.
John Mellencamp added to Tanglewood’s summer lineup
LENOX, Mass. (AP) — Rock & Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp is among several new performers who have been added to Tanglewood's popular artist series this summer.
Mellencamp will join with fellow singer-songwriters Emmylou Harris and Carlene Carter for a July 1 performance.
Neil Young to induct Pearl Jam into Rock Hall
NEW YORK (AP) — Pearl Jam will be inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by frequent collaborator and rock legend Neil Young this spring.
Young and Pearl Jam memorably joined forces to play Young's "Rockin' in the Free World" at MTV's Video Music Awards in 1993. Pearl Jam regularly covers the song on tour. Members of the band played on Young's 1995 album "Mirror Ball."
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A young trio receiving national attention will bring their musical talents to Madison this weekend. The Accidentals will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Red Bicycle Hall as the newest piece of the RiverRoots Music Series. The group found its start as a duo in 2011 when members Katie Larson and...
Tupac Shakur, Pearl Jam, Yes to be inducted into Rock Hall
NEW YORK (AP) — The late rapper Tupac Shakur and Seattle-based rockers Pearl Jam lead a class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees including folkie Joan Baez and 1970s favorites Journey, Yes and Electric Light Orchestra.
The rock hall, in downtown Cleveland, also said Tuesday it would give a special award to Nile Rodgers, whose disco-era band Chic failed again to make the cut after its 11th time nominated.
Before year’s end, let’s have one sort of Kumbaya moment as we turn the page on words and expressions that have sort of worn out their welcomes in 2016.
Weston sculptor fashions her art from I-beams and steel
WESTON, Conn. (AP) — The first big success in Carole Eisner's long and varied artistic career came more than 50 years ago, when Mademoiselle Magazine named her Best Young Fashion Designer.
The year was 1961. Joan Baez joined her in the same 10 Outstanding Young Women issue, as Best Young Folk Singer. Eisner also happened to be pregnant with her first child at the time and remembers looking like "a big, fat blump" in a photograph the New York Times ran of her.
Editor’s note: Singer/songwriter Bob Dylan will be awarded his Nobel Prize in literature in December in Sweden.
“Elvis Freed Your Body, Bob Dylan Freed Your Mind.”
I still remember the first time I saw Bob Dylan perform: Aug. 28, 1963.
The first big success in Carole Eisner’s long and varied artistic career came more than 50 years ago, when Mademoiselle Magazine named her Best Young Fashion Designer.
Artists inspired to create by North Dakota pipeline protest
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Several artists have been inspired to create art in different mediums by recent protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Artists have shown up at the encampment near the Cannonball and Missouri rivers, where people from across the country have gathered to join the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe's protest over the construction of a four-state, $3.8 billion oil pipeline, the Bismarck Tribune (http://bit.ly/2dqUjKs ) reported.