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Bele Chere Saturday bands

While Bele Chere officially kicks off Friday afternoon, Saturday is when the festival hits its stride. Music cranks up at noon and doesn't end until 10 p.m. (and then there are the afterparties in local venues, in case you like your Saturday to spill into Sunday). This year, from the opening notes of Leeda "Lyric" […]

Festive fashion do: Breezy sundresses and comfortable footwear. Don’t forget a hat and sunscreen! Need an outfit? Downtown merchants and Bele Chere vendors have you covered.

Style isle

There's more to dressing for a festival than just slapping on whatever shorts and T-shirt are lying on the floor from the night before. This is your chance to express yourself and let you inner music-loving, hippie-dancing, easy-breezy, bo-ho alter ego come out to play. Wondering what to wear? Gigi Fasano, owner of Vintage Moon […]

Au courant: From working with the Be Good Tanyas to TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone, singer/songwriter Jolie Holland says “I'm not taking on the trappings of what's considered 'of the moment.' I try not to be bullied by fashion in any sense.” Photo by Scott Irvine

Always ready to move

Jolie Holland's voice runs like a thread through her many and varied projects. On her new album, Pint of Blood, it's the voice of an old soul, an "indie-country queen" (as bowlegsmusic.com called her) full of bitter wisdom and complicated stories. Holland's is also the voice of the wandering dusty roads and riding the rails. […]

All aboard: "We're chroniclers of steampunk, not so much steampunks ourselves," says The Steampunk Bible author Jeff VanderMeer who, with wife Ann, just published The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities.

Curiouser and curiouser

There are a number of cases in The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities: Exhibits, Oddities, Images & Stories from Top Authors & Artists (Harper Votager, 2011) in which the dead don't remain dead. Or aren't really dead. Or never actually died to begin with. There's Lambshead's wife, Helen Aquilus, who "died in an auto […]