September TV calendar: Dates for new and returning shows
And the shows just keep on coming.Yes, the coronavirus pandemic forced a major production lockdown in Hollywood. But casts and crews are steadily getting back to work, and the fall TV season is just around the corner. That means plenty of fresh programming is coming our way.Among the September highlights: “Dancing With the Stars” returns with a new host in Tyra Banks, a “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” prequel — “Ratched” — arrives on Netflix, and a fresh edition of “Fargo” debuts with Chris Rock in the starring role.Also, the Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM) will be handed out to top co...
The Mercury News
Album reviews: Mirah, Kathleen Edwards, Hot Country Knights
Mirah“You Think It’s Like This but It’s Really Like This”(Double Double Whammy *** 1/2)Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn grew up in Bala Cynwyd, and then she went to school at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington — as did feminist rockers Kathleen Hanna, Courtney Love and two-thirds of Sleater-Kinney — so she’s closely associated with the Pacific Northwest indie-pop sound of the early 2000s.She recorded four albums there for K Records, working with multi-instrumentalist producer Phil Elverum. These near-perfect marriages of smart, confessional songwriting and warmly inventive arrangements we...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Lori Borgman: Where a blue moon shines day and night
When our son, daughter-in-law and their five children moved in with us for a temporary stay, they brought five guitars, four banjos, two mandolins and a dulcimer along with them. And five violins, although that’s not what they call them.In their world — the world of folk music and bluegrass where fingers and bows dance like fireflies in the night air — a violin is called a fiddle.Look at the 11-year-old who plays fiddle, call it a violin, and she will look like she has no idea what you mean. Then she may pick it up, play a few lively bars that sound like a steam train barreling down railroad t...
Tribune News Service
The new Margo Price album will win you over with its '70s rock groove
Margo PriceThat’s How Rumors Get Started(Loma Vista *** 1/2)Margo Price made a rowdy entrance in 2016 with “Hurtin’ (On the Bottle),” the debut single from Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, an album released on Jack White’s label whose title nodded to Loretta Lynn while introducing Price as a honky-tonk rebel.Two albums down the line, Price has progressed impressively, growing more ambitious with the thematic scope of 2017’s All-American Made and now comfortably working in 1970s rock mode with the bold That’s How Rumors Get Started.Recorded in Los Angeles in the same studio as the Beach Boys cut Pet ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
An entertaining podcast for those who may be discovering (or missing) opera
What the 20 episodes of the podcast “Aria Code” boil down to is: Why should I care about opera?Produced by the Metropolitan Opera and public radio’s WNYC Studios, each engaging episode breaks down a single aria and works on a couple levels: Opera lovers can stay in touch with the art form, which won’t be presented live for months. And folks who don’t know a lot about opera (raises hand) can get a lively introduction.Chatty Renaissance woman Rhiannon Giddens, whom you may remember from Ken Burns’ “Country Music” series, hosts “Aria Code,” found at wnycstudios.org/podcasts/aria-code. An insider ...
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