Eilen Jewell makes her second appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown.
The self-proclaimed Queen of the Minor Key, Jewell has a sweet voice and easygoing delivery that have won her fans from her native rural Idaho to Boston, where she's now based. Her music encompasses a wide range of musical styles, from folk, country and gospel leanings to electric outings that skirt the edge of '60s garage rock and Chicago blues.
It's not every fruit that gets its own international symposium.
Then again, the jackfruit is not your typical fruit. It's got a distinctive, musky smell, and a flavor that some describe as like Juicy Fruit gum.
It is the largest tree fruit in the world, capable of reaching 100 pounds. And it grows on the branches â€” and the trunks â€” of trees that can reach 30, 40, 50 feet. (Trunk-growing is a good thing because it reduces the odds of a jackfruit bopping you on the head.)
Stravinsky: Firebird - 'Infernal Dance' (from the 2013 Aspen Music Festival)
In much of the country it still feels like summer is a long way off, but it's not too early to plan on hitting the road and hearing great music. From bucolic college campuses in New England to musical rafting trips down the Colorado, these are 10 of the most intriguing classical festivals. And below them is a listing, by region, of many of the best fests. Been to one we missed? Pass along your own advice in the comments section or via Facebook or Twitter.
In the spring of 1973, Ray Robinson left his wife and three young children in Bogue Chitto, Alabama to support the occupation of Wounded Knee, South Dakota.
He never came home.
Now, more than 40 years after his disappearance, his widow and grown daughters, who live in Detroit, are closer to knowing what happened. Newly released FBI documents say Robinson was killed there, and suggest members of the American Indian Movement covered up the crime.
When you eat out, you might think you are making a healthy choice by ordering vegetarian ravioli over that fillet mignon. However, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, you may be wrong.
The nonprofit health advocacy group releases its rankings today of the most healthful â€” and the most appalling â€” choices at popular Italian-American restaurant chains, including Olive Garden, Carrabbaâ€™s Italian Grill, Romanoâ€™s Macaroni Grill, and Maggianoâ€™s.
Last week, the celebrity gossip and entertainment news website TMZ released audio of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling making racist and incendiary remarks in a phone conversation with his girlfriend.
Since the audio went public, the story has gained mass media attention, resulting in the NBA commissioner issuing Sterling a lifetime ban from the NBA and a fine of $2.5 million.
Yesterdayâ€™s report showing U.S. economic growth essentially stalled in the first quarter has renewed the debate over the Federal Reserveâ€™s policies.
The Fed has two basic mandates: keeping inflation low and maximizing employment. In its policy statement yesterday, the central banking system said it would stay the course, keeping short-term interest rates low, but also continuing to pull back on its bond purchasing program by another $10 billion.
May 1st is International Workers Day, also known as May Day. Here & Nowâ€™s Sacha Pfeiffer and Jeremy Hobson take a look at this holiday â€” and why itâ€™s not celebrated in the U.S. â€” with Tom Juravich of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
After those racists comments made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling were confirmed, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver banned him from the league for life, fined him $2.5 million and said the other owners would force him to sell the team.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has admitted he has a drinking problem and will take a leave of absence, according to his lawyer. The announcement comes after reports of a new video of the mayor smoking what appeared to be crack cocaine.
Ford has been in the middle of a controversy since police reported last year that they had a video that appeared to show him smoking crack. Ford later admitted he had smoked crack when he was in a â€śdrunken stupor.â€ť
The United Nations says nearly 3 million people have fled the fighting in Syria; 600,000 of them are in neighboring Jordan, where a new refugee camp is opening. The BBCâ€™s Yolande Knell visited and has this report.
Al Feldstein, the man who turned Mad magazine into a must-read for teens of the baby boomer generation, has died at his home near Livingston, Mont. He was 88.
Feldstein, who died Tuesday, was editor of Mad for nearly 30 years until the mid-'80s, taking the magazine to a mass audience with its blend of political and cultural satire tuned to adolescent sensibilities.
Among other things, he turned the freckle-faced, gap-toothed and jug-eared Alfred E. Neuman character, with the "What, Me Worry?" catchphrase, into a staple of the magazine.