Taiwan might be known to most Americans for its export economy, but it's also been importing musical styles — from avant garde jazz to hip-hop. I first learned about Taiwan's thriving music scene from Joshua Samuel Brown. He's a travel writer who authored the last two editions of Lonely Planet: Taiwan.
Rising Stars: How do up-and-coming music groups “get the edge” -- in a dog-eat-dog entertainment business? The budding success of Colorado’s all-sister-quartet, SHEL, comes from the synergy of 1--their natural talent and classical training, 2--a Grammy-winning producer, and 3--lucky national exposure. But as KUNC’s Peter Johnson reports, it all started at home.
To read Harry Belafonte's new memoir, My Song, is to discover a man who has packed enough life for 10 people into 84 years. There's the smash hit from 1956, "Banana Boat Song." There's a film career that made great use of his matinee-idol looks. And then there's Harry Belafonte the activist.
In the 1960s, he was a confidant of Martin Luther King Jr.'s. By the '80s, he was helping organize "We Are the World," the anthem for famine relief in Africa.
Joy Williams & John Paul White on stage at the 2011 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival.
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How do you celebrate a meteoric rise to the top and a HUGE 2011? If you're the duo known as The Civil Wars, you head to the Boulder Theater to tape eTown and cover Micheal Jackson. Also in eTown this weekend, multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jarosz. Tune in Sat @ 3!