Robbie Robertson reflects on the experiences that inspired his latest album in an extensive interview on this World Cafe.
As guitarist and principle songwriter for The Band, Robbie Robertson has made a lasting impact on Americana music. Since 1968, Robertson has released 14 albums with The Band, including four with Bob Dylan, and five solo records. He's been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, and ranked among Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
Soccer fans attend the women's World Cup opener between Germany and Canada. In Germany, the game drew a TV audience of more than 18 million, or a quarter of the country's population — better stats than some men's matches garner.
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Sponsored By Jiffy Pop? Football balloons are released during the opening ceremony of the 2011 FIFA women's soccer World Cup, at Berlin's Olympic Stadium on June 26.
The FIFA Women's World Cup is in full swing in Germany, where the tournament's 16 teams are vying for a spot in the title game, slated for July 17.
First held in 1991, the event is a relatively new international tournament. Like the men's version, it's held every four years. Here are a few more facts, to help you get acquainted:
Germany and the U.S. have won the Cup twice; Norway has won once.
The unions and the government disagree on just how big the public sector walk-out in the United Kingdom today is. The unions are saying hundreds of thousands of public workers have joined the strike, but the British government says its borders and air travel have been unaffected.