Judith Durham, Australia’s folk music icon, dies at 79August 6, 2022 GMT
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Judith Durham, Australia's folk music icon who achieved global fame as the lead singer of The Seekers, has died. She was 79.
Durham died in Alfred Hospital in Melbourne on Friday night after suffering complications from a long-standing lung disease, Universal Music Australia and Musicoast said in a statement on Saturday.
Popular Punjabi rapper Sidhu Moose Wala shot dead at 28May 30, 2022 GMT
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police are investigating the killing of a popular Punjabi rapper, who blended hip-hop, rap and folk music, a day after he was fatally shot, officials said Monday.
Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu, also known around the world by his stage name Sidhu Moose Wala, was killed Sunday evening while driving his car in Mansa, a district in northern India’s Punjab state.
Folk, harlequins part of Venezuela’s German town carnivalFebruary 28, 2022 GMT
COLONIA TOVAR, Venezuela (AP) — Under the visible threat of rain, dozens of children and adults are dancing to Alpine folk music as they move through the hilly streets of this small community tucked in a mountain range.
Kennedy Center Honors back once more, Biden attendsDecember 6, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Kennedy Center Honors returned to tradition this year with a real-life gala Sunday night and the presence of the president for the first time since 2016.
Biden to attend Kennedy Center Honors, resuming traditionDecember 2, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will be in the house for the Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday.
Silenced by COVID, mariachi Mass returns to Tucson cathedralAugust 21, 2021 GMT
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A blast of festive trumpet flourishes and guitarrón bass breaks the solemn hush of Mass on a torrid August desert morning. Decked out in gold-embroidered suits, nine musicians pick, strum and trumpet the entrance hymn under tall stained-glass windows.
Bette Midler, Berry Gordy among new Kennedy Center honoreesJuly 21, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Kennedy Center Honors will return in December with a class that includes Motown Records creator Berry Gordy, “Saturday Night Live” mastermind Lorne Michaels and actress-singer Bette Midler.
Greek popular folk singer Tolis Voskopoulos dies at age 80July 19, 2021 GMT
ATHENS, GREECE (AP) — Tolis Voskopoulos, a popular Greek folk singer, songwriter and actor whose career spanned more than six decades, has died. He was 80.
Voskopoulos, considered a star of modern Greek folk music, died Monday in an Athens hospital of cardiac arrest, a few days shy of his 81st birthday and several weeks after being hospitalized with respiratory problems, Greek media reported.
‘Head lesbian,’ singer and feminist, Alix Dobkin, dies at 80May 21, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The lesbian singer and feminist activist who appeared in an iconic and recently resurgent 1975 photo wearing a t-shirt that read “The Future is Female,” has died. Alix Dobkin of Woodstock, New York, was 80.
Biden meets with Kennedy Center honorees at White HouseMay 20, 2021 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden spent Thursday morning in a star-studded meeting with this year’s Kennedy Center honorees.
The president met at the White House with the recipients of the lifetime artistic achievement awards: country music legend Garth Brooks, dancer and actress Debbie Allen, violin virtuoso Midori, folk music icon Joan Baez and actor Dick Van Dyke.
Bruce Springsteen receives this year’s Woody Guthrie PrizeMay 4, 2021 GMT
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Bruce Springsteen has won the 2021 Woody Guthrie Prize, which is given to an artist seen as carrying on the spirit of the folk singer whose music focused on the plight of the poor and disenfranchised...
Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider-Esleben dies aged 73May 6, 2020 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Florian Schneider-Esleben, who helped pioneer electronic music as the co-founder of Kraftwerk and influenced genres ranging from disco to synth pop, has died at age 73...
7 Essential tracks from John Prine, folk music’s Mark TwainApril 8, 2020 GMT
Member of Turkish band dies on 288th day of hunger strikeApril 3, 2020 GMT
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A member of a popular folk music group that is banned in Turkey died on the 288th day of a hunger strike she and a colleague started while imprisoned to protest the government's treatment of their band, according to a post on the group's Twitter account...
Library series explores music of ‘Great Folk Scare: The American Folk Music Revival, 1958-1965’January 31, 2019 GMT
Musicians Brad Keeler and Linda Parman have a knack for bringing moments in history to life through song, as heard in their series for the Spokane County Library District.
In 2014, they created a program of music from the Great Depression of the 1930s as part of the library district’s “Hope in Hard Times: Washington During the Great Depression” exhibit.
Kids rock out while learning about instruments from around the worldJune 13, 2018 GMT
SCOTTSBLUFF — The Lied Scottsbluff Public Library children’s summer reading program is well underway, with a large audience grooving along to folk music found around the world.
Around 530 readers and their parents packed the library park Tuesday morning to learn about musical instruments from around the world.
Singer, fiddler Rhiannon Giddens: Crossing musical dividesNovember 2, 2017 GMT
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As a singer and instrumentalist, Rhiannon Giddens crosses musical divides.
Trained to sing opera, she also plays a mean country fiddle...
Elaine Hoffman Watts, 85, who performed klezmer folk musicSeptember 28, 2017 GMT
Elaine Hoffman Watts, 85, of Ardmore, a noted percussionist who performed the distinctive eastern European Jewish folk music known as klezmer, died Monday, Sept. 25, of cardiomyopathy at her home.
Elaine Hoffman Watts, 85, noted percussionist who performed distinctive 19th-century Klezmer folk musicSeptember 27, 2017 GMT
Elaine Hoffman Watts, 85, of Ardmore, a noted percussionist who performed the distinctive eastern European Jewish folk music known as Klezmer, died Monday, Sept. 25, of cardiomyopathy at her home.
This Week’s Best Bets - May 4, 2017May 4, 2017 GMT
Friday, May 5 The Dugan Duo: Jill Koren and Paul Kelly will play acoustic tunes with bold harmonies from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Red Roaster, 100 W. Main St. Saturday, May 6 John Sheckler: The local folk musician will play original and traditional songs on a handcrafted mountain lap dulcimer with a sing-along for kids from 1 to 3 p.m.
Repaired and ready: Venue where a young Dylan played reopensJanuary 15, 2017 GMT
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Bob Dylan would surely still recognize the low-ceilinged room in Caffe Lena where he played a couple of gigs almost 60 years ago.
But just about everything else about a venue that bills itself as the nation's oldest continuously operating coffeehouse has undergone some major upgrades as part of a $2 million renovation project bankrolled in part by folk music performers themselves.