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Bob Dylan Becomes First Songwriter To Win The Nobel Prize In Literature

first_imgFirst and foremost, we want to extend a heartfelt congratulations to Mr. Bob Dylan for this incredible achievement. For the first time in Nobel Prize history, the Academy has awarded the Literature prize to a songwriter. No songwriter is more deserving of such an honor than the great Bob Dylan.Dylan was awarded the prize for “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition,” according to the Academy. He is the first American to receive the award since Toni Morrison in 1993, and also the first songwriter to achieve such an honor.The prize is given to someone who shows a lifetime of writing achievements, and Dylan certainly fits that mold. Though a number of authors and poets were favored to win the award, Dylan’s name has always been mentioned in those circles. Now, it seems, the times they are a-changing.A full biographical note from the Swedish Academy highlights Dylan’s extensive career, referring to him as an “icon.” With his works published as lyrical volumes and dozens of albums to his name, it’s no wonder Bob Dylan was awarded such a prize.Congratulations again to Mr. Bob Dylan! Fans can catch him performing at Desert Trip tomorrow night, for what is sure to be a very special performance.last_img read more

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Phil Lesh Announces Halloween Show At The Cap With Nicki Bluhm And Robert Randolph

first_imgPhil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band have just announced their plans for Halloween this year. On October 31st, the group will be returning to The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, for a very special performance featuring Nicki Bluhm and Robert Randolph. This announcement comes after the Grateful Dead bassist’s multiple performances at LOCKN’ Festival this weekend, including one with Bob Weir recreating the seminal 1977 Grateful Dead album, Terrapin Station, and one with members of moe., which is slated to take place later in the evening today ahead of the festival’s close. Tickets for Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band’s Halloween show on Tuesday, October 31st, go on sale on Friday, September 1st.[Photo: Andrew Blackstein]last_img read more