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2014-09-03 16:25:07

Woody Guthrie Center to house artist Phil Ochs' work TULSA, Okla., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Woody Guthrie Center will soon house the Phil Ochs Archive consisting of Ochs' lyrics, posters, songbooks, photos, videos and more. The collection, donated by his daughter, will be unveiled at an event later this fall. "The topical songs that Phil Ochs wrote are still relevant today, just as the music of Woody Guthrie continues to address the struggles that we face in our...

2014-07-08 12:26:35

Album Features Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Bill Miller, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, and Norman and Nancy Blake and others NEW YORK, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Of all the dozens of albums released by Johnny Cash during his nearly half-century career, 1964's Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian was among the closest to the artist's heart. A concept album focusing on the mistreatment and marginalization of the Native American people throughout the history of...

2014-06-23 08:26:18

Grammy award-winning artist joins internationally recognized lineup of singers, comics and chefs SAN FRANCISCO, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Olivia Travel, the world's largest travel company offering chartered cruise, resort, adventure and luxury vacations specifically for the lesbian community, has announced Grammy award-winning artist, Bonnie Raitt, will headline the group's upcoming Thanksgiving Caribbean Cruise, scheduled to take place November 23-30, 2014 on Holland America's...

2014-03-18 16:24:11

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifty years ago Bill Jenkins played his unique brand of mountain music at the historic National Press Club. Then just a young teenager, Jenkins played with a band that included the Cottingham Brothers (Robert and Russell) who were also teens. Now on Friday, March 28 Jenkins is returning to play a 50(th) Anniversary Concert at the Press Club. His band the Virginia Mountain Boys will be joined by special guest Robert Cottingham....

2014-02-25 04:21:40

Layne Publications, a popular online bluegrass education provider, has recently released new bluegrass Gospel tabs and backing tracks for guitar, mandolin and banjo. Products can be found at http://www.laynepublications.com/. SIMPSONVILLE, S.C., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Layne Publications is excited to announce that new bluegrass Gospel lessons are now available on their website, http://www.laynpublications.com/. Since 2005, the company has been proud to offer high...

2014-02-03 16:23:03

HOLLY NEAR, BARBARA DANE, RONNIE GILBERT, WAVY GRAVY, COUNTRY JOE MCDONALD, JOEL RAFAEL AND MANY OTHERS TO PERFORM BERKELEY, Calif., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Artists and performers will gather tonight at Freight And Savage in San Francisco to pay tribute to the life and songs of Pete Seeger who passed away last week. The line-up includes Barbara Dane, Bill Amanteek, Country Joe McDonald, Evie Laden, Fena Torees, Gerry Tenny, Joel Rafael, Johnny Harper, Libby McClaren, Lichi...

2014-01-29 16:25:38

Previously-announced event celebrating Seeger will still take place on Feb 22, musical acts to be determined TULSA, Okla., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tulsa-based Woody Guthrie Center and the L.A.-based GRAMMY Museum will move forward with their plans to celebrate the late American folk singer Pete Seeger with the first ever Woody Guthrie Prize during an event Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City. The event and award presentation will serve as...

2014-01-22 16:23:55

EVENT WILL AIR LIVE ON KFCF 88.1 FM RICK FLORES' "WASTE LAND OF THE FREE" RADIO PROGRAM JANUARY 28th, FROM 10 AM - NOON FRESNO, Calif., Jan. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 28(th) at 10 AM songwriters Joel Rafael and Lance Canales will pay tribute to the 28 'Deportees' on the 66(th) anniversary of their untimely death. The event will air on KFCF 88.1 Rick Flores' Waste Land of the Free radio program. During WWII the U.S. Federal government created a program to bring Mexican...

2014-01-15 12:24:47

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 30(th) International Blues Challenge (IBC)--the world's largest gathering of blues acts--will feature a record 255 acts from 40 states and 16 countries (and four continents). This judged competition includes both a band division with 125 contestants and a solo/duo competition with another 101 acts. The IBC represents an international search by The Blues Foundation and its 200 affiliated blues societies for the regional acts...

2014-01-10 12:23:52

Brooke's powerful one-woman musical is a love story chronicling her last two years caring for her mother NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Acclaimed singer/songwriter Jonatha Brooke opens her one-woman show My Mother Has 4 Noses (http://4noses.org) at The Duke on 42nd Street. The new musical play, written and performed by Brooke, and directed by Jeremy B. Cohen, has already played to sold-out houses at The Playwright's Center, Minneapolis, in August; at The Philly Fringe...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.