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Philly Choir turns 50

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Besides the great church choirs that launched superstars in the gospel and soul traditions, including Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston, many of those red-jacketed lads in the Philadelphia Boys Choir … Read more

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Destination Blues Music Festival

Photos by Joseph A. Rosen The banner outside the Caldwell Consistory in the small college town of Bloomsburg, PA read “Your Winter Blues Heaven on Route 11.” On Saturday, February … Read more

Gibson Guitars out of tune

The financial world has the 116-year-old Gibson Brands, producer of Gibson guitars, on the brink of bankruptcy. The company has until July 23, 2018 to refinance what is said to be a … Read more

Folk Alliance, Day Three

Photos by Ebet Roberts One of the many wonderful things about the folk community is its inclusiveness—not just black or white or choice of entrée, but for instruments as well. … Read more

Folk Alliance International, Day Two

Photos by Ebet Roberts With a considerable influx of new attendees arriving on Thursday, the mood at Folk Alliance became a bit more determined, even as the ease of getting … Read more

Folk Alliance International, Day One

Photos by Ebet Roberts It’s always a small shock to us jaded New Yorkers to arrive in Kansas City, where the city’s interesting architectural landscape glows brightly, lit in colorful … Read more

Premiere: Cole Nakoa & Treacher

We first ran into the trio of Cole Nakoa & Treacher at Folk Alliance a couple of years ago, and raced from one hotel room to another (that’s what people at … Read more