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    DUNCAN STRAUSS checks in with another scoop: an interview with DUNCAN P. FORGEY, author of FLYIN' KAI: A PELICAN'S TALE complete with a warning about climate change.
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Dancing Bears: la danse de l’ours

Dancing bears have been around since at least the Middle Ages. Sheer Folk blogger SERGIO RIBNKIKOV GUNNARSON has been studying the rather obscure history of these mammalian hoofers and herein reports on his findings.
by David McGee


‘Please Enjoy This Album. Or Don’t! Whatever.’

Does classical music drive loiterers out of public places? Studies say so, and violinist GIL SHAHAM is counting on his music to further the burgeoning trend on MUSIC TO DRIVE LOITERERS AWAY. He hopes everyone enjoys the album. ...
by David McGee



Video Moment of the Week

NU-BLU has released the second of three new videos of songs from its tenth anniversary album, appropriately titled TEN, this one being a warm, soothing bluegrass love song, 'It's a Good Day to Be With You.'
by David McGee


Chaplin on Music

Beginning with 1923's 'A Woman of Paris,' CHARLIE CHAPLIN was involving himself closely in the musical accompaniment for his films, and eventually took full control in order to 'compose elegant and romantic music to frame my co...
by David McGee



‘Unprecedented, Powerful, Contagious’

Joyous, uplifting, even challenging in its own way, FBB by the SIBELIUS-AKATEMIAN FOLK BIG BAND takes the concept of David Bromberg's folk band a step further and delivers one of 2014's unexpected delights.
by David McGee


Songs in the Key of Life

Madrid native CARMEN CUESTA follows her acclaimed bossa nova album with a collection of a dozen well-turned, mostly sensual boleros in UNA TODA VIDA...
by David McGee



The Angels Listened In

It's been a long, hard climb back to the active list for JAMES ARMSTRONG following a 1996 home invasion that left him without the use of his left arm. But back he has come, all the way, with GUITAR ANGELS, a blues triumph throu...
by David McGee


Beethoven Bids You a Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

A happy St. Patrick's Day to our Irish friends, with additional greetings in song from none other than Ludwig Van Beethoven, who wrote 72 settings of Irish songs for voice, violin, cello and piano. Enjoy a couple of those setti...
by David McGee



100 Years Later: Fort Sill Apache Still Fighting to Return to Homelands

March 7 marked the 100th anniversary of the release from prisoner of war status of the Chiricahua-Warm Springs Apache Tribe, aka the FORT SILL APACHE TRIBE. Now the tribe is hoping to reclaim its ancient homeland in New Mexico....
by David McGee


Ryan to Tribes: Drop Dead; Obama Disagrees, Shows Them the Money

Lunatic PAUL RYAN wants to decimate the budget for Indian Health Services. Pushback is coming from PRESIDENT OBAMA, whose Fiscal 2015 Budget expands IHS services and funds other opportunities for Native Americans.
by David McGee