Sat, 22 Oct 2016 19:28:50 GMT
ST. PAUL, Minn. - The post-Garrison Keillor "A Prairie Home Companion" commenced with new host Chris Thile dancing to the music of longtime pianist Rich Dworsky.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 07:44:39 GMT
In awarding the prize, the Swedish Academy noted that Dylan was probably the greatest living poet. High praise indeed and fizzy enough to get up the nose of a lot of observers.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 03:46:45 GMT
In honor of his Nobel Prize win, here's everything you ever wanted to know about Bob Dylan -- one letter at a time. A fancy shindig in Stockholm awaits the iconic folk singer, if he deigns to show up.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:24:52 GMT
So there's a funny story about the Velvet Underground. The group did not sell a lot of records, but everyone who bought a record started their own band.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:58:44 GMT
Grateful Dead tribute act Joe Russo's Almost Dead held a three night stand at Brooklyn Bowl in New York City earlier this month. The band has shared official video footage of a highlight from the October 6 opening show of the run featuring JRAD's debut performance of a Bob Dylan song.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:22:24 GMT
In this file photo, a man reads a book about Bob Dylan at the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair on October 19, 2016 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It took Bob Dylan about a week to acknowledge the fact that he was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:22:23 GMT
He is one of the greatest singers and songwriters in not just American history, but world history. He's an icon of the 1960s hippie movement, a 12-time Grammy winner, an Academy Award winner, a Golden Globe winner and a proud inductee of the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:22:22 GMT
For the first time since the last century, this year's Nobel Prize in Literature went to an American writer - singer, songwriter, author Bob Dylan. At 75, Dylan is still filling concert halls and arenas and rocking late into the night.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:55:35 GMT
In this Jan. 20, 1968 file photo, Bob Dylan, center, performs with drummer Levon Helm, left, Rick Danko, second left, and Robbie Robertson of The Band at Carnegie Hall in New York, in Dylan's first public appearance after his 1966 motorcycle accident. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO - This April 27, 1965, file photo, shows Singer Bob Dylan in London.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:48:08 GMT
As a fan who runs the "Bob Dylan: Tangled Up in Jews" website, I should be ecstatic at the Nobel Prize in literature awarded to the writer whose words have been the soundtrack to my life since I first sang them at Jewish summer camp 40 years ago. However, as an editor of a New Jersey Jewish newspaper located just 23 miles from the Newark neighborhood of Weequahic, where Philip Roth grew up and placed so much of his fiction, I should be heartbroken that Roth, also rumored to be a contender for the prize, lost out - again.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 03:32:44 GMT
It's amazing how sad music can make one feel so good, but that's the magic of the blues. One artist that made East Auckland stop in its tracks last year was Australian blues king Lloyd Spiegel, who's returning on October 28 to join the parade of top-line talent that's honoured the reopening of the grand old Uxbridge Theatre in Howick.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:19:42 GMT
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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:06:00 GMT
Dario Fo got the last laugh. When the genius Italian political playwright was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1997, haters carped that it was because he'd been very sick and had gained a sympathy vote.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:35:12 GMT
Tin Pan Alley was driven back to the drawing-board by The Times They Are A-Changin', Blowin' in the Wind and Don't Think Twice It's Alright. And Mr Tambourine Man signalled a revolution in lyrics.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:50:18 GMT
In this May 29, 2012, file photo, President Barack Obama presents rock legend Bob Dylan with a Medal of Freedom during a ceremony at the White House in Washington. Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature, announced Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:42:20 GMT
It would be a clichA© - a poor, weak, worn clichA© - to say that listening to 90 minutes of Joan Baez was a trip back in time. Because it was more than just a "trip back in time.'
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:24:39 GMT
It was 1975. I was lying in my tiny basement bedroom of our tiny home in St. Louis Park, Minn., snuggled beneath the covers, snow and bitter cold outside, listening to KQRS - the only progressive rock station on the dial.