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In Merle Haggard: The Running Kind, DAVID CANTWELL takes us on a revelatory journey through Haggard’s music and the life and times out of which it came. Taking in the entire breadth of the Hag’s career, David focuses especially on the 1960s and 1970s when Haggard created much of his best-known and most influential work. Listening closely to a masterpiece-crowded catalogue (including such songs as Today I Started Loving You Again, Okie from Muskogee, Sing Me Back Home, Mama Tried, Working Man Blues, and If We Make It through December, among many others), David Cantwell explores the fascinating contradictions - the desire for freedom in the face of limits set by the world or self-imposed, most of all - that define not only Haggard’s music and persona but the very heart of Country music. This book is published by the University of Texas Press as part of their American Music Series. Order the book from them here: http://utpress.utexas.edu/index.php/books/canmep
Music critic and longtime Haggard fan, DAVID CANTWELL is also the co-author of the acclaimed Heartaches By The Number: Country Music's 500 Greatest Singles, and his work has appeared in the Oxford American, Salon and No Depression, among other publications. He lives in Kansas City, Missouri.
On This centennial birthday of Francis Albert Sinatra, world renowned singerJulie Budd is now celebrating America’s greatest and most iconic musicalentertainer of all time!
Frank Sinatra was in a class of his own and had absolutely no rivals in his field. Remembering… Mr. Sinatra is Julie’s personal tribute to a man who was kind enough to take a chance on her. He Treated Julie like a family member and she learned more about music and performance in the time she worked with him than anyone could ever learn in the greatest musical institutions anywhere in the world.
The songs on This CD are a fond remembrance and valentine to the writers and composers that Mr. Sinatra revered so much. He passed the baton to Julie asking her to always perform these songs and to “keep the real good music alive.”
Songs on this CD include I’ve Got The World On A String, I’m a Fool To Want You , The Best Is Yet To Come, Come Rain Or Come Shine , All The Way, Don’t>Get Around Much Anymore and many others.
Although Women's tackle football has been in the United States for over 15 years, there is a lack of audiences. Andra Douglas, owner of the New York Sharks has done much in the way of pioneering that began when a women's tackle football team challenged the then existing flag teem to a tackle game. The flag team won and Andra made a life changing move that had her pioneering movements in women's tackle history.
"Teach It Right, or, Right to Teach," Theater for the New City's 2015 Street Theater musical, whose free performances will be presented in City streets, parks and playgrounds throughout the five boroughs August 8 to September 20. The piece tackling the challenges and struggles facing NYC's public education system will have one performance in Queens on Sun, August 30 - 2PM - Queens Travers Park, 34th Ave between 77th & 78th Streets.
The musical is written and directed by TNC's Artistic Director, Crystal Field, and composed by Joseph Vernon Banks. It tells the saga of a NYC middle school student and teacher whose school faces disputes over privatization that reflect the challenges and struggles of the world outside. Together they take an Odyssey through an urban underground in which they witness how public school students are deprived of art, music, libraries, after school programs and hopes for college through union busting, corporate education reform, super testing and destruction of school facilities. They are kidnapped by the Real Estate Cartel and its president, B.M. Peabody, but are rescued by Peabody's beautiful daughter, a community activist, who has a crush on the young man. Energized by what they learn, the young man and the teacher become leaders in the fight to teach it right and for the right to teach.
We will talk with Crystal Field.
The UNFringed Festival and The Secret Theatre will be presenting AN INTOLERANT VAUDEVILLE, conceived by Sam Viverito, written by Wendy Biller, Chris Hawthorne and Sam Viverito, with music by Ronnie Lawson and lyrics by Ronnie Lawson, Wendy Biller and Chris Hawthorne. Direction by Sam Viverito.
AN INTOLERANT VAUDEVILLE was inspired by Sam Viverito's visit to the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles. Written in the structure of a traditional vaudeville show, An Intolerant Vaudeville cracks open a piñata of slurs, stereotypes and identity politics that will leave the audience gasping from laughter, or maybe from shock.
Sam Viverito (Co-writer, Director) is an internationally recognized director and choreographer.
Wendy Biller (Co-writer, Co-lyricist) is the recipient of the Jury Prize for her play The Refrigerator, which premiered in New Mexico this summer, by the Fusion Theatre Company. Wendy began her career in NYC as a choreographer.
Chris Hawthorne (Co-writer, Co-lyricist) began his career as Assistant Director for the New York Art Theatre, where he worked on and acted in William Burroughs' Naked Lunch and Kenneth Koch's The Red Robins.
Ronnie Lawson (Composer, Co-lyricist) has long been a presence on the New York music scene.
The Pittsburgh Passion, a women's pro tackle football team just took the IWFL Championship game and ready for a a parade. Will the city honor them the way that they would if the Pittsburgh Steelers won?
This is the second year in a row that the team took the championship home. Owner and head coach Teresa Conn will talk with us about the 22 game streak win as well as the team's achievements including: first women's football franchise in history to broadcast games on a major television network (Fox Sports Net); first franchise to be featured in Sports Illustrated; first franchise to be featured on ESPN; awarded a permanent fixture in the Heinz History Center’s Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum in association with the Smithsonian Institute; Teresa Conn winning the Dapper Dan Charities Sportswoman of the Year Award for 2011-12.
In these difficult days and times we often look to spiritual leaders for guidance and instruction in our lives. As Christians (followers of Christ should these leaders speak from their mind, or from what is written based on the word of God? This show will examine things said by men and woman claiming to be Gods ministers to reveal whether or not they are speaking Gods word and doing his will. 1Pet 4: 11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.We hope you tune in and listen to our show. We air programs on Blog Talk Radio at the following times: Sun 2:00pm, Tue 8:00pm, Wed 7:00pm, Fri 7:00pm & Sat 9:00am all eastern time.
Derek Stark's 9th broadcast as a student of American Broadcasting School. The broadcast includes songs from Highwaymen, Van Halen, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Skillet, Sugarland, Miranda Lambert, Colt Ford & Craig Morgan, Charlie Pride, Hank Williams Jr., Luke Bryan, George Straight, Roy Orbison, Nickelback, AC/DC, Willie Nelson, Avril Lavigne, and Kelly Clarkson. In the final half hour of the show, Derek is joined by Bad Billy for Talk on the Streets discussing natural disasters. Be sure to follow Derek Stark on Twitter (@derekstark) and like American Broadcasting School - The Drive Home with Derek Stark Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/absthedrivehome.
BIG TOBACCO AND THE PICKERS New Album "The King Is Gone" will be released May 12, 2015.
Since 2008, Big Tobacco and The Pickers have been bringing their unique brand of traditional country to bar rooms, taverns, halls and festivals around Ontario. Their ongoing monthly residency at Toronto roots institution The Cameron House has gained them a loyal following of country music fans. Regular appearances at legendary rooms like The Dakota Tavern and The Cadillac Lounge have helped develop their gritty live show into what it is today - a glimpse back at the golden age of country music. Their renditions of the classics, along with traditional sounding original material, will make you and your friends want to dance all night & drink too much. From the rich tones of the pedal steel, to the hot licks of the Fender Telecaster, Big Tobacco and the Pickers deliver a new brand of country music, true to old school tradition.
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