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2011-04-12 10:46:00

NEW ORLEANS, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Third-generation Zydeco artist Chubby Carrier took home a sweet reward for decades-long work born of a family music tradition in winning the Grammy for his album Zydeco Junkie. "My dad, Roy Carrier, and grandfather, Warren Carrier, paved the road for me. I'm happy to reap the reward. It's a great triumph for the band and for Zydeco music." The recognition is a ground-breaking win for the Zydeco genre, whose artists fought hard to get the music...

2010-01-22 08:43:00

MIAMI, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Green Family Foundation (www.greenff.org), a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving global health and elevating socio-economic conditions, announced today that it has partnered with acclaimed actor and producer Fisher Stevens to produce "This is Haiti," a radio public service announcement campaign to generate funding for the disaster relief efforts in Haiti via the Clinton Foundation and Partners in Health. "This is Haiti" features...

2009-08-26 05:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob Dylan will release a brand new album of holiday songs, Christmas In The Heart, on Tuesday, October 13, it was announced today by Columbia Records. All of the artist's U.S. royalties from sales of these recordings will be donated to Feeding America (http://feedingamerica.org), guaranteeing that more than four million meals will be provided to more than 1.4 million people in need in this country during this year's holiday season. Bob Dylan is also...

2009-08-02 15:40:40

The 2009 Newport Folk Festival in Newport, R.I., reportedly enjoyed its highest attendance in years with 9,200 visitors. The Providence (R.I.) Journal reported Sunday the attendance total for the 50th rendition of the Newport festival was the highest since 2002, the year Bob Dylan rejoined the festival's music lineup. Among the performers this year were singers Ramblin' Jack Elliott and Ben Kweller, folk-blues guitarist Langhorne Slim and the rock band Fleet Foxes. The Fort Adams Park...

2009-01-16 17:42:00

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Citizens Volunteer Action Group, FreedomMarch.org, has selected New Orleans for this weekend's launch of its worldwide campaign to restore America and the global economy. FreedomMarch.org will kick off a nationwide concert series billed as the biggest Cajun and Zydeco Extravaganza in history starting at 9 pm ET Sunday, January 18, 2009, live from Generations Hall in the world famous New Orleans Warehouse District. The benefit known as the...

2008-10-04 18:00:09

By Jade Wright MERSEYSIDE'S first bluegrass and roots music festival takes place next weekend at The Brindley, Runcorn, on Friday and Saturday. Featured artists include Tony and Bill Ellis (USA). There will also be workshops, so feel free to take your instruments. For tickets call 0151 907 8360. Log on to w ww. thebrindley.org.uk. (c) 2008 Liverpool Echo. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-10-04 00:00:18

By Spencer Leigh Musician whose work with the Kingston Trio paved the way for Bob Dylan During the purge of Communists led by Senator Joe McCarthy in the early 1950s, folk music was seen as subversive and anti-American and the leading group, the Weavers, was blacklisted. As a result, the music lost its popularity and it wasn't until the Kingston Trio recorded the million-selling "Tom Dooley" in 1958 that folk music was again heard on the airwaves. The Kingston Trio, initially comprising...

2008-10-02 21:00:14

By Martin Snapp WHEN THE Freight & Salvage Coffee House, Berkeley's home for traditional folk music, moves to the city's downtown arts district next year, no one will be smiling more broadly than the co-chairman of the capital campaign, Dr. Steve Sidney of Piedmont, associate director for clinical research at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland and chairman of the Alameda County Public Health Commission. So how did a busy doctor become a folkie fanatic? "I'm not," he said. "Sure, I like it,...

2008-09-25 09:00:34

By DEANNE M BRADLEY By DeAnne M. Bradley Link OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW delivers a "snapshot of 2008" on its latest album, says singer and fiddler Ketch Secor. "Tennessee Pusher," out in stores this week, follows the themes of addiction, affliction and survival over harmonicas, banjos and slide guitars. When you listen, Secor wants you to picture yourself "down by the Greyhound Bus Station in Norfolk - like maybe around Terminal B over by the Dumpsters, maybe having a cigarette with a...

2008-09-18 18:00:35

Here are a few more area festivals to add to last weeks round-up of fall fests across the region. You can still find the full list online at thegazz.com. n COUNTRY ROADS FEST: Sponsored by the Ansted Lions Club, this free festival takes place at Hawks Nest State Park in Ansted this weekend. Crafters, apple butter making, food vendors with bluegrass and country music on Saturday, and gospel music on Sunday. Call 658-5212. * DOWN ON the FARM DAYS: The farming practices of yesteryear are...


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glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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