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Cyril NevilleGrammy winner Cyril Neville, Greg Brown, Elephant Revival, BoDeans' Sam Llanas, Pieta Brown, The Pines, Ian Moore, Shook Twins, Muddy Ruckus, Giving Tree, Gipsy Moon, Chad Elliott perform at free 3-day festival June 19-21

An eclectic mix of over 35 national, regional and local bands will be presented this year at FAIRfest '15, three days of free music in and around the Fairfield Arts and Convention Center, June 19-21.

With a musical arc that extends from bluegrass to new grass to singer/songwriter to rock, blues, folk and more, and a strong mix of established artists and rising stars, old favorites and new, this signature Fairfield event, as the mayor has called it, Elephant Revivalpromises to be another stellar year. Full roster will be posted soon at fairfestiowa.com.

This is the third year of the grassroots-organized festival spearheaded by Fairfield's solar-powered comGreg Brownmunity radio station, funded by community donors and staffed by community volunteers. The weekend also includes food, sustainability, and literature workshops, a beverage garden, food and exhibit vendors, a children's corner and more. Last year's attendance came in around 15,000 with over $250,000 generated, according to a local net economic impact survey.

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THIS JUST IN! A GENEROUS DONOR HAS PUT UP $650 IN A MATCHING FUND. IF YOU DONATE NOW, THE AMOUNT YOU PUT IN WILL BE DOUBLED, UP TO $650. WE'RE OVER THREE QUARTERS OF THE WAY HOME NOW. PLEASE CONTRIBUTE TODAY!

Short version:
 The KRUU machine-robot-hive runs on Open Source Awesomeness + Hard Drives + Homies... hard drives are dying and we need more! Help us by donating now, seriously:

(continue reading for long version... with numbers and stuff)

Update as of 3/25 @ 10pm: we've received $2110, over 75% of the way there! Thanks Gary G, Chris S, David J, Michael G, Luke S, Susan F, Cole F, Doug H, Steve B, John F, Andy B, Steve S, Bob M, Brandon N, Kevin R, Monica H.

Update 3/23: progress on backup vault, its happening.

John Renbourne, best known for his work with Pentangle, has passed away at the age of 70.
John Renbourne

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Fringe Toast - SOHN & MARINA BELICA on Wed., 4/1 at 8pm CT

Sohn(See playlist link below). After awesome opening set featuring acoustic blues legend John Hammond, DJ Andy Bargerstock lays down another LIVE 100% never before played on Fringe Toast program including first-hour tracks by Sohn (photo left of UK electronic ambient musician based in Vienna), Swedish House Mafia (Sweden), Beth Lodge-Rigal (US), Marina Belica (photo right), and Fat Freddy's Drop (New Zealand). Oh, you don't want to miss this one.Marina Belica

Second-hour chill zone will sweep you into the ether with international electro-chill bands including M86 & Susie Q, Magic Sound Fabric, Glen Hansard, Mogwai, and Harry Manx.

The finest music you never hear... unless you are tuned into Fringe Toast. Click here for the epic playlist.  Invite friends to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com.  Discover why so many listen to Fringe Toast avidly. 

Anola PickettAnola Pickett makes history intriguing for kids of all ages. She's repeated the 2011 success of her juvenile historical novel Wasatch Summer, set in Utah in 1889, with a great page-turner, Whisper Island, set in 1913 in North Carolina's Outer Banks. Cedar Fort, Inc., published both books and will release a new, World War I era novel by Anola later this year.

Abandoned by her mother, Whisper Island's protagonist Primmy longs to someday join the U.S. Life-Saving Service like her dad and older brother, but until 1919 this precursor to the U.S. Coast Guard accepted only men. 

With an exquisite eye for detail and a deep understanding of human nature, Anola uses all the skills and knowledge she developed as an urban language arts teacher and avid world traveler to pump life into days gone by. Adults, too, enjoy reading her books! Tune in to The Studio with Cheryl this week to learn Anola's techniques for making her travels pay off.

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Send in the Clowns

Isn't it rich? Join us for week 2 of the music of the ever-versatile, always terrific Stephen Sondheim.

Steohen Sondheim

Only at the Wildflowers Cafe.

Only on KRUU-FM.

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The Feed Store

 

 

You've heard some of the songs off my solo cd "Showmen's Rest" on the ever-lovin' "Feed Store."

Twangin', sangin' and everythangin'.

Now it's available worldwide through the courtesy of www.cdbaby.com/cd/kenmottet.

If you click on the pic, that'll do the trick.

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    Mar 27
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Inside the Headlines w/ Newsvandal JP Sottile & James Moore

THE WEEK THAT WAS
>>Middle Yeast
Iran-backed rebels in Yemen loot secret files about US spy ops
http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-us-intelligence-yemen-20150325-story.html
 
>>The Economy Doesn't Suck. It Just Sucks for You.
U.S. Home Prices Are Surging 13 Times Faster Than Wages
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-03-26/u-s-home-prices-are-surging-13-times-faster-than-wages

>>The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight
New DOJ report shows Philly cops are hella confused about when it’s OK to shoot people
http://fusion.net/story/108190/the-new-doj-report-on-philadelphia-police-shootings-is-mandatory-reading/

>>Teddy Bare
Ted Cruz: I stopped liking rock music after 9/11

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Advocating For Humanity - #SpeakUp #SpeakOut #Organize #File Ft, SOLE & DJPain1

Ft, http://www.soleone.org/ 

Episode I; 3/23 - Artist Conversations from the street.  Organizing, Acting & Evaluating.

Episode II; 3/26 - Political Hip-Hop & word to the wise.

Episode III; 3/30, 4/2 - Organizing, Brainstorming, More Music :)                                                         

 Ft, Tim 'SOLE' Holland & RIAA Gold 'DJ Pain 1' on 'Death Drive' a "Freudian-Reverse-Hybrid-psycho/social concept compilation."-JessicaBurks

'SOLE' NYC Vegan / Intellectual / Political Rapper / Songwriter / Anarchist /Activist / Humanist speaks to international & local police brutality, oppression & empowerment in uniting CopWatch, Occupy & similar HR organizations & communities overground & underground in #solidarity direct action. He also uses #speakout to expose ongoing gentrification, the function of video and visibility and diversity of tactics while paying respects to many of those whose lives have been taken directly by racist police brutality. And he is constantly organizing and creating infrastructure to protect and rescue the innocent.

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