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    2019 FolkWorks Folk/Roots Festival


    Tickets available at entrance!!

    STUDENT RUSH TICKETS: $20 (DAYTIME ONLY)

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    COLUMN OF THE WEEK

    March-April 2019

    The Answer Is Blowin’ In The Cloud

    A discussion of the future of media

    By Art Podell

    Bunch of CDs“…The shiny compact disc, once as essential to every living-room music system as a copy of Michael Jackson's Thriller album, is quickly going the way of the eight-track and cassette tape…The rise of streaming music services such as Apple Music, Spotify and Pandora, as well as the availability of digitally downloadable tracks and albums, are making the CD extinct…” – USA Today February 2018

    “…24 percent of new cars sold in 2015 did not have CD players, and by 2021, some 46 percent won't have them at all. Compare that to 2014 when 83 percent had them...” – Autoweek July 30, 2018

    Read more: THE ANSWER IS BLOWIN’ IN THE CLOUD

    CD REVIEW

    TITLE: Empathy Moves The Water

    ARTIST: The Crooked Jades

    LABEL: Jade Note Music

    RELEASE DATE: November 13, 2018 

    By Art Podell

    Crooked JadesFans of The Crooked Jades won’t be disappointed by the latest issue from this remarkable group of musicians and I’m convinced that their newest CD, Empathy Moves The Water will quickly be added to existing collections of their music. Empathy Moves The Water will be the ninth album from the group since their debut album in 2000, and true to form, The Crooked Jades are alive and thriving and they just may have produced one of the best Americana albums of 2018.

    Read more: THE CROOKED JADES - EMPATHY MOVES THE WATER

    CONCERT REVIEW

    GORDON LIGHTFOOT: 80 YEARS STRONG TOUR

    AT THE SABAN THEATRE IN BEVERLY HILLS - MARCH 9. 2019, 8pm

    A PAINTER PASSING THROUGH

    By Ross Altman, PhD

    Gordon Lightfoot“The folk revival lasted from 1960,” said Gordon Lightfoot in a whimsical moment,

    “to 1963—from Bob Dylan and Joan Baez to Phil Ochs to Ramblin’ Jack Elliot.” And here we are, forty-five years later, and we’re still playing their songs—Early Morning Rain, If You Could Read My Mind, The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, and Ribbon of Darkness. But we’re not playing them all—more like a Reader’s Digest Version. Gone is the epic Canadian Railroad Trilogy—gone is the second set from two years ago—it’s now a lean, clean, well-oiled 90 minute machine, with a few pauses for emphasis, but you’d never know it from the rousing reception Lightfoot receives from beginning to end. It turns out that less is more—and small is Beautiful.

    Read more: GORDON LIGHTFOOT: 80 YEARS STRONG TOUR

    everything but ...

    Featured at the Folk/Roots Festival

    Willy Souly will be leading an African Dance Workshop

    and featured in the Evening Concert

    Read more: Willy Souly

    FULL CALENDAR

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    TODAY'S CALENDAR 10/1/20


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    DANCE


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    DANCE


    10:00am - 12:00pm INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCING (THURSDAYS)

    every Thursday

    Folk Dance Center at Dancing Unlimited

    4569 30th St., San Diego, CA

    Mary Marshall


    10:15am - 1:05pm UNIVERSITY OF JUDAISM

    every Thursday

    UNIVERSITY OF JUDAISM

    5600 Mulholland Dr, Los Angeles, CA

    Natalie Stern 818-343-8009


    11:15am - 12:35pm SANTA MONICA CITY COLLEGE ISRAELI DANCING

    every Thursday

    Santa Monica College Clocktower

    1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA


    7:00pm - 11:30pm DANCE WITH DALYA

    every Thursday

    Dance for 2 Studio

    7528 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego , CA

    Dalya Dallal 858-337-3045 dalya@dancewithdalya.com


    7:30pm - 9:30pm FOOTHILL INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCERS

    every Thursday

    Community Center of La Cañada

    4469 Chevy Chase Dr., La Cañada, CA

    Jan Rayman JanRayman@charter.net


    7:30pm - 10:30pm NARODNI FOLK DANCERS

    every Thursday

    Woman's Club of Bellflower

    9402 Oak St., Bellflower, CA

    Judith 562-404-4383


    7:30pm - 10:45pm WESTWOOD CO-OP FOLK DANCERS

    every Thursday

    Felicia Mahood Senior Club

    11338 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA

    310-839-1753 arm120@aol.com


    8:00pm VAN NUYS ISRAELI DANCING

    every Thursday

    Dance Revolution

    6626 Valjean Ave, Van Nuys, CA

    Sagi Azran