Oct 10, 2012 01:31 EDT
From Hollywood starlets to scruffy trade union delegations, an unassuming reinforced concrete bunker under a central Hanoi hotel has sheltered communist Vietnam's most important wartime guests.
Mar 29, 2012 08:39 EDT
Earl Scruggs, the American banjo legend who brought bluegrass to a mass audience and strummed along to a hit TV show and movie in the 1960s, has died at 88, according to his son.
Mar 03, 2012 06:04 EST
Rare photographs of Bob Dylan, shot over a year-long period in the mid-1960s, go on show in Paris next week in an exhibition that captures the moment the protest folk singer morphed into cult rock star.
Sep 26, 2011 03:32 EDT
When Apple lifted one of her songs for an iPod ad, Leslie Feist admits she was knocked sideways by success. For her new album "Metals", the Canadian went searching for silence and a clear horizon, recording in an oceanside barn in California.
Jan 17, 2011 13:20 EST
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is a living legend in Silicon Valley, the man who gave the world not just a single iconic product but four.
Jan 02, 2011 23:29 EST
NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - "Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune" is a poignant portrait of an uncompromising artist who, despite a struggle with depression that eventually led to his suicide at age 35, believed in the power of music as a tool for social and political change.
Nov 10, 2010 15:08 EST
'Amazing Grace' endures as a global music sensation after more than 200 years. It has endured for more than two centuries, offering hope to those grieving or searching for meaning to life. With its simple melody and message of salvation, "Amazing Grace" is a global music sensation.
Sep 10, 2010 22:37 EDT
Irwin Silber, who chronicled 1960s folk song renaissance in Sing Out magazine, has died. Irwin Silber, who as founding editor of the small but influential magazine Sing Out became a towering figure in the 1960s American folk music renaissance that brought Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie and numerous others to prominence, has died at age 84.
Sep 10, 2010 15:32 EDT
Brazilian architect Niemeyer given Spanish award, notably for large cultural center. Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer has received one of Spain's top awards for the arts.
Apr 30, 2010 14:28 EDT
Folk music legend Joan Baez slated to perform at Reno's 15th annual Artown festival in July. Folk music legend Joan Baez is among the performers slated to play at Reno's 15th annual Artown festival, which is expanding to Virginia City for the first time for a three-day "Americana" celebration at the historic mining town.
Feb 11, 2010 21:33 EST
AP Interview: Son of toppled Iranian monarch wants help for Iran's opposition. Reza Pahlavi, whose father, the shah of Iran, was toppled from power 31 years ago, said Thursday the international community must step up its support for Iran's opposition movement and stop focusing on the country's nuclear program.
Feb 10, 2010 06:42 EST
Obama welcomes crowd to White House to honor music he credits with his election to presidency. Crediting civil rights-era protest songs and their spiritual predecessors for his election, President Barack Obama on Tuesday sat in the East Room of his White House and listened to an all-star lineup of performers pay tribute to the music that he said fueled freedom marches and civil disobedience.
Feb 09, 2010 14:10 EST
Snow forces White House to move concert of civil rights movement a day earlier. Facing another wintry wallop, the White House decided to move a concert celebrating civil rights music from Wednesday to Tuesday to beat what could be a second crippling storm in a week.
Nov 14, 2009 16:32 EST
Havel opens 20th anniversary celebrations of Velvet Revolution with celebrities, live music. Former Czech President Vaclav Havel has opened the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Velvet Revolution featuring a political debate, live music and international celebrities.
Nov 13, 2009 19:00 EST
US singers Joan Baez, Lou Reed and Suzanne Vega performed Saturday at a concert in Prague paying homage to former Czech president Vaclav Havel, a hero of the Velvet Revolution 20 years ago.
Nov 08, 2009 19:00 EST
IF YOU GO
Oct 04, 2009 20:00 EDT
Thousands of people gathered Monday to bid a final farewell to Argentine singer Mercedes Sosa, the legendary Latin American folk artist who died Sunday aged 74.
Oct 04, 2009 20:00 EDT
Thousands of fans bade a tearful farewell to iconic Latin American folk singer and activist Mercedes Sosa, who has died at the age of 74.
Oct 03, 2009 20:00 EDT
Legendary Argentine folk singer and activist Mercedes Sosa, who used her powerful voice to sing for the voiceless, died Sunday at the age of 74, a local hospital announced.
Oct 03, 2009 20:00 EDT
Thousands of fans bade a tearful farewell to iconic Latin American folk singer and activist Mercedes Sosa, who died Sunday at the age of 74.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
Joan Baez in Seattle, Washington August 13, 2009
|Birth name||Joan Chandos Baez|
|Born||January 9, 1941|
|Origin||Staten Island, New York|
|Genres||folk, folk rock|
|Instruments||vocals, guitar, piano, ukulele|
Gold Castle (1987–1991)
|Associated acts||Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins, Donovan, Bob Dylan, Mimi Fariña, the Grateful Dead, Janis Ian, the Indigo Girls, Odetta, Pete Seeger, Paul Simon, Dar Williams|