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Ken Burns’s ‘Country Music’ Traces the Genre’s Victories, and Reveals Its Blind Spots
The eight-part, 16-hour documentary tells the genre’s story, from Appalachia to arenas.
But right at the beginning of Country Music is an acknowledgment that slave songs formed part of early countrys raw material. And then a reminder that the banjo has its roots in West African stringed gourd instruments. The series covers how A.P. Carter, a fou… [+2123 chars]
Jon Caramanica
2019-09-15 09:59:01




Sturgill Simpson Leaves His Old Sound (and the Spotlight) in the Rear View
Two years ago, the Nashville disrupter won a Grammy and a new kind of country music stardom. Then he realized he wanted something different.
I couldve very easily probably made the same record five times by now and just gone right down that middle lane and played it safe, and Id have $80 million in the bank, Simpson said dryly. And Id probably be hanging from a [expletive] rope on one of these tre… [+1411 chars]
Jon Caramanica
2019-09-19 16:49:46




Ken Burns' Country Music: The Civil War Between Saturday Night and Sunday Morning - American Songwriter
Ken Burns' Country Music: The Civil War Between Saturday Night and Sunday Morning American Songwriter Ken Burns' "Country Music" focuses on trailblazing women Axios Ken Burns' new documentary 'Country Music' is essential viewing CNN What Ken Burns' 16-Hour 'C…
The Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, c.1960. Photograph by Les Leverett The Blue Ridge Mountains extend from just north of Atlanta to just west of Gettysburg, and through the green valleys on the ridges western flank marched Union and Confed… [+1080 chars]
Geoffrey Himes
2019-09-15 19:04:00




Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns explains why country music is universal
Filmmaker Ken Burns has produced documentaries about American life for more than 40 years. His work range from baseball to the Civil War. Burns' latest documentary is an eight-part series on country music, an art form that is uniquely American. He says countr…
Following is a copy of the transcript. Lionel Moise: For more than 40 years, Ken Burns has produced documentaries about life in America. He's covered baseball, the Civil War, jazz and National Parks, and his latest documentary is an eight part series on cou… [+3755 chars]
Lionel Moise
2019-10-04 18:24:31




List of apps supporting Pixel 4 motion gestures leaks
A list of the apps that will support the Google Pixel 4’s “Motion Sense” gesture controls has been discovered in the phone’s pre-release software. All but one of them are audio-focused apps.
Spotify, YouTube Music, and Pandora will all be supported Image: Google A list of the apps that will support the Google Pixel 4s Motion Sense gesture controls has been discovered in the phones pre-release software, and all but one of them are audio-focused … [+1653 chars]
Jon Porter
2019-09-27 11:31:56




Kelsea Ballerini on disco balls, ugly tears and stolen luggage
The country star spills the beans on her third album and the celebrity who stole her backpack.
Image copyrightPiper FergusonImage caption The singer moved to Nashville aged 15 and broke records with her debut album "I think I could fit my whole band in there," says Kelsea Ballerini, raising her eyes towards Europe's largest glitter ball, which is su… [+6657 chars]
https://www.facebook.com/bbcnews
2019-09-28 23:38:55




I'm Nick Douglas, Lifehacker Staff Writer, and This Is How I Work
Every week, we share the shortcuts, workspaces, and productivity tips of our favorite experts. This week, we’re going behind the scenes at Lifehacker. I’m Nick Douglas, and this is how I work. Read more...
Every week, we share the shortcuts, workspaces, and productivity tips of our favorite experts. This week, were going behind the scenes at Lifehacker. Im Nick Douglas, and this is how I work. Location: Park Slope and Times SquareCurrent gig: Staff writer, Lif… [+9394 chars]
Nick Douglas
2019-09-26 18:30:00




Whistle-Blower, United Nations, Jonathan Van Ness: Your Weekend Briefing
Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.
10. And finally, dig into one of our Best Weekend Reads. We sent 20 photographers to 65 block parties in New York City, above, reviewed Ta-Nehisi Coatess debut novel, went to Greenland, where the country crowns its national soccer champion in the shortest se… [+502 chars]
Remy Tumin and Lance Booth
2019-09-22 10:02:31




Youngest of musical Hanson brothers injured in Tulsa crash - CTV News
Zac Hanson of the pop music band Hanson is recovering following a motorcycle crash in Oklahoma this week.
TULSA, Okla. -- Zac Hanson of the pop music band Hanson is recovering following a motorcycle crash in Oklahoma this week. The 33-year-old Hanson said in posts on Twitter, Facebook and the Tulsa-based band's website that he is recovering after suffering a bro… [+808 chars]
The Associated Press
2019-10-05 17:11:00




Ken Burns Releases ‘Country Music’ Documentary
Examining the genre’s century-long rise through a 16-hour, 8-part documentary, Ken Burns’ Country Music premiered on Sunday to critical acclaim that lauded the series’ ability to celebrate the musical form’s history while discussing its more fraught roots. Wh…
I dont really care for country music, but then again, I was against the Vietnam war before I saw the documentary, and now I love it. Eric Chase Denim Distresser
The Onion
2019-09-17 14:00:00




Haiti unrest: Protesters forced back from president's home
The death of a prominent journalist inflames violent protests calling on Jovenel Moïse to resign.
Image copyrightReutersImage caption Police fired tear gas to disperse those approaching the president's home Thousands of anti-government protesters in Haiti have clashed with police who stopped them marching on the home of President Jovenel Moïse. Weeks … [+1509 chars]
https://www.facebook.com/bbcnews
2019-10-12 00:13:47




New leak hints that Motion Sense won't work with every media app
Motion Sense won't be available everywhere, or work with every app, but the starting lists look promising. What you need to know New leaks from 9to5Google include info extracted from the Motion Sense APK. Motion Sense will allegedly support 38 countries at la…
The Google Pixel 4 is going to be announced in less than three weeks, but until then, the leaks just keep coming. Tonight, 9to5Google has had a small flood of them, including two about Motion Sense using details extracted from a Motion Sense APK provided to 9… [+1840 chars]
Ara Wagoner
2019-09-27 00:24:55




Kane Brown's drummer, Kenny Dixon, 27, killed in car accident
Kenny Dixon, the drummer for country music star Kane Brown, was killed in a car accident on Saturday, the band confirmed. He was 27.
Country star Kane Brown wasnt sure he was going to make it, but there was one thing he was certain about: He was never going to give up. (Dec. 12) AP The drummer for country music star Kane Brown was killed in a car accident on Saturday, the band confirmed… [+1931 chars]
USA TODAY, Susan Haas, USA TODAY
2019-10-14 00:48:30




‘For Colored Girls’ Is a Choreopoem. What’s a Choreopoem?
This landmark work, “a whole new form of theater,” originated with a poet, Ntozake Shange, dancing.
Ms. Brown admits some difficulties, like the danger of falling into clichés of spoken-word performance. How can we honor that tradition but still challenge people to think differently? she asked. How far can we stretch the abstraction and leave things a littl… [+1441 chars]
Brian Seibert
2019-10-09 14:47:58




Las Vegas shooting victims win $735m settlement from MGM Resorts
MGM Resorts owns the Mandalay Bay Hotel, from where the shooter killed 58 people in October 2017.
Victims of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting have won a settlement of at least $735m (£592m) from MGM Resorts International. The chain owns the Mandalay Bay Hotel, from where the gunman killed 58 people and wounded hundreds before killing himself in October 2017.… [+1011 chars]
https://www.facebook.com/bbcnews
2019-10-03 15:26:25




Doch Chkae, the metal band born on a rubbish dump
Doch Chkae began life on a Cambodian rubbish dump, but now play to thousands.
Image copyrightSatoshi Takahashi/Getty ImagesImage caption Thousands worked on the Stung Meanchey dump, seen here in 2008 It was the most powerful symbol of the poverty under which many lived in mid-2000s Cambodia: a vast rubbish dump on the outskirts of t… [+7057 chars]
https://www.facebook.com/bbcnews
2019-10-05 23:07:02




Fans are calling out an Iranian music streaming site for erasing women from their own album covers
Some social media users are calling out at an Iranian music site that appeared to censor nearly all female artists from their own album covers. Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, and Lana del Rey were just a few of the female artists who were obscured or completely…
Angry fans of some of music's top female artists took to Twitter to voice their confusion and disappointment over an Iranian music streaming site erasing the faces of female artists from their own album covers. Twitter user @IzzRaifHarz was one of the firs… [+1972 chars]
Ellen Cranley
2019-09-30 15:56:33




Beautiful electronic easy listening music from the USSR (1960)
Theremin virtuoso Konstanin Kovalsky (1890-1976) performs with Vyacheslav Mescherin's Orchestra of Electronic Instruments, USSR, 1960. From Discogs : The Ensemble of Electro-Musical Instruments directed by Vyacheslav Mescherin was founded within the music dep…
Theremin virtuoso Konstanin Kovalsky (1890-1976) performs with Vyacheslav Mescherin's Orchestra of Electronic Instruments, USSR, 1960. From Discogs: The Ensemble of Electro-Musical Instruments directed by Vyacheslav Mescherin was founded within the music dep… [+2710 chars]
David Pescovitz
2019-09-28 02:45:15




Keith Urban to take centre stage at Freedom Mobile Grey Cup Halftime Show - CFL.ca
Keith Urban to take centre stage at Freedom Mobile Grey Cup Halftime Show CFL.ca Keith Urban announced as halftime performer for 107th Grey Cup in Calgary Global News Four-time Grammy Award winner Keith Urban will perform during Grey Cup Halftime Show CTV New…
TORONTO — The Canadian Football League (CFL) has announced that four-time GRAMMY© Award-winner, Keith Urban, will perform at the 2019 Freedom Mobile Grey Cup Halftime Show at the 107th Grey Cup presented by Shaw on November 24, airing live from Calgary on TSN… [+3977 chars]

2019-09-26 23:08:27




The most inspiring events to attend on World Mental Health Day - woman&home
World Mental Health day events – WMHD takes places on October 10th each year and there are a number of events across the country to mark it this year.
World Mental Health Day (WMHD) is a day dedicated to global mental health awareness and education. Taking place each year on October 10th, the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH) has announced that 2019s key theme will be centred on suicide prevention.… [+4127 chars]
Miriam Habtesellasie
2019-10-01 08:00:00
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