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2014-02-20 12:25:03

26th International Conference Gives Midwest its Inaugural Taste of What it's Like to be Home Base to Folk Music KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After moving its U.S. headquarters last year from Memphis to Kansas City, the first major introduction to Folk Alliance that most Midwesterners will have occurs this week as some 2,000 people arrive in Kansas City for the 26(th) Folk Alliance International Conference. The Folk Alliance event is one of the five largest music...

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...

2014-01-09 12:24:05

Annual award recognizes artists who embody the spirit of Woody Guthrie TULSA, Okla., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An award that honors those who embody the spirit of legendary folk singer/songwriter Woody Guthrie will be presented to American folk singer Pete Seeger during an inaugural event Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City. The Woody Guthrie Prize will be given annually to the artist who best exemplifies the spirit and life's work of Woody...

2013-02-22 23:04:06

Uncle Calvin's Coffeehouse in Dallas presents mesmerizing music with folk singer, Heather McCready, and quirky entertainment by ukulele playing, poetic storyteller, Tom McDermott on Friday,February 22. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) February 22, 2013 A very unique evening of music and entertainment with beautiful eclectic folk music, storytelling and a diverse group of multi-talented musicians in one artistically stimulating evening at one of the most coveted music listening venues in the country!...

2012-03-23 23:03:18

On March 31 Chicago will host a unique folk event, organized by the Bulgarian folk club VEREA. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 23, 2012 For the second year in a roll, Chicago will become the meeting place of all connoisseurs and lovers of Bulgarian folk music and dance. The second Bulgarian VEREA Dance Festival 2012 will take place on March 31, organized by the Bulgarian Folk Club “Verea”. The festival is unique in that it is solely devoted to the Bulgarian folklore — it is for...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'