Michael Weston King
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Michael Weston King
Michael Weston King is a singer and songwriter known for his lyrical and melancholic songs, his sonorous voice, as well as his dry, on-stage humor. Some of King's major influences are Tim Hardin, Townes Van Zandt, Phil Ochs, Elvis Costello, Roy Orbison, Hank Williams, George Jones.
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Daddy King's Story Told in New Documentary
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Daddy King, as Martin Luther King Jr.'s father was known, is the compelling subject of Bayer Mack's latest documentary, In the Hour of Chaos. The story sheds light on MLK Jr. but as Mack wrote in an email: "The story gives an extraordinary view of American history." Who Was Daddy King? Martin Luther King Sr. (1899-1984) was a Baptist pastor, leading the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta for 44 years. He was also an early leader of the civil rights movement. He served as the head of the Atlanta NAACP and the Civic and Political League, leading a fight for equality in teachers' salaries in Atlanta. He also was instrumental in helping end the Jim Crow laws in Georgia. Martin Luther King Jr. joined him in the ministry, serving with his father at the Ebenezer Church. Daddy King was a strong influence on Martin and the entire congregation, teaching that they need not ever back down from what was right. Martin Jr. carried this message to a national and eventually an international a ...
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What’s On - September 17, 2013
The Gazette - over 3 years
Don’t miss our What’s On section for all the best in entertainment across the Fylde Coast. TUESDAY theatre and shows three phantoms. Nine world-class performers all of whom have an association with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sensational musical The Phantom of the Opera, amongst other West End and Broadway shows, present a thrilling evening of musical theatre in an outstanding show already enjoyed by over 30,000 people worldwide! Opera House, Manchester. legends. Appearing Elvis, Robbie, Blues Bros and Adele. Close your eyes and you could be listening to the real thing. Sands Venue, Promenade, Blackpool. For tickets ring 625262. houdini. To be the greatest, you have to be prepared to sacrifice everything. The highly successful Brothers Houdini soon find this out, when their death-defying feats start to draw in ever bigger crowds. Join us for what promises to be an explosive theatrical spectacle, when the prestigious promoter Martin Beck offers only Harry an opportunity that will cha ...
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Book review: Stylish summer reads from Phoenix Yard Children’s Books
Burnley Express - over 3 years
There’s a distinctly French flavour to some of the quirky, clever books coming out of a 17th century converted yard and brewery near King’s Cross in London. Phoenix Yard Books is an award-winning children’s publisher whose aim is to produce distinctive, innovative and original picture books and fiction for children aged three to 13 and, true to form, their summer selection includes some eclectic titles. Their expanding fiction list boasts strong character-based series and a flair for translation is currently delivering the very best of French style. From a picture book special on the ‘ill winds’ of climate change to a seven-year-old boy with a penchant for adventure, these are books to inspire, enthuse and inform. Age 3-6: Lollipop and Grandpa’s Dinosaur Hunt Penelope Harper and Cate James Meet Lollipop and her lovable, eccentric grandfather, an irrepressible family partnership whose extraordinary exploits are based on trust and mutual affection. The multi-generational stars are ...
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Hitchhiking cat 'Mata Hairi' headed home to Oregon
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
Hitchhiking cat 'Mata Hairi' headed home to Oregon (AP) — A well-traveled cat named "Mata Hairi" will soon be reunited with her owner after spending nearly 10 months traveling thousands of miles with a hitchhiker who rescued her from the rain. The feline adventure started in Portland, Ore., when the cat's owner, Ron Buss, let her out of the house on Sept. 1. When Michael King, who has been homeless since 2003, spotted Mata Hairi, she was crouched under a table at a cafe, trying to stay out of the pouring rain. People often stopped them and asked to take photos. King and his foster father, Walter Ebert, recently took the cat to a veterinarian in Helena, where a scan found a microchip, and the vet was able to contact Buss.
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Trey Lyon: The Names We Choose
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Names change. Jacob to Israel. Saul to Paul. Michael King to Martin Luther King. Jorge Mario Bergoglio to Pope Francis. Robert Allen Zimmerman to Bob Dylan. Life change, shifting identities, media cache, Divine wrestling match -- all are perfectly acceptable reasons to change one's name. And why not? Shakespeare himself asked "What's in a name?" though the irony of the words falling from the lips of Juliet Capulet suggest rhyming couplets were all the rage in the 17th century. But would a rose by any other name smell as sweet? Would the symbolism of the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday be the same if it was Michael King Jr.? Nike's "Like Mike" campaign would have had a whole new level of meaning. Then again, "Bo Knows" would be much different had it been they used his given name "Vincent Edward." Surely in some basement in Seattle there is a graphic designer has a black and white poster with a neon swoosh that says "Vinny Knows." According to the newly elected pope, some ...
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Don't Know Much About Martin Luther King Jr.
ABC News - about 4 years
All you didn't know about Michael King (including his real name).
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What’s On - October 3, 2012
The Gazette - over 4 years
Don’t miss our What’s On section for all the best in entertainment across the Fylde coast. WEDNESDAY Attractions madame tussauds. The best of British celebrities. More information www.madametussauds.com/blackpool. Central Promenade, Blackpool. 10am to 4.30pm. Details, (01253) 299483 SEA LIFE CENTRE. More information www.sealife.co.uk/blackpool. Golden Mile, Blackpool. Details, (01253) 621258. blackpool tower ballroom. Open daily except for special events. More information www.the blackpooltower.com. Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. Details, (0844) 8561000. BLACKPOOL TOWER DUNGEON. Open daily. More information www.the blackpooltower.com. Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. (01253) 622242 BLACKPOOL TOWER EYE. Open daily. More information www.the blackpooltower.com. Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. (0844) 8561000 blackpool tower jungle jim’s. More information www.the blackpooltower.com. Blackpool Tower, Central Promenade, Blackpool. Detail ...
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What’s On Wednesday 5th September
Fleetwood Weekly News - over 4 years
Don’t miss our What’s On section for all the best in entertainment across the Fylde coast. Theatre and shows LEGENDS. The record breaking tribute show. Tonight Elvis Presley, Meat Loaf, Jon Bon Jovi and Buddy Holly. Central Pier Showbar, Central Pier, Blackpool, 7.30pm. MOOKY V BOOFFALO BILL. All star circus with Mooky and Mr Boo. Tower Circus, Blackpool Tower. 2.30pm. MICK MILLER’S COMEDY BONANZA 2012. With Mick Miller, Steve Royle, Clare Brady and Billy Hunter. Grand Theatre, Church Street, Blackpool. 7.30pm. Ends October 31. MICHAEL JORDAN’S HIGH JINX MAGIC & ILLUSION SHOW. Magic, variety and dance show for all the family. The Horseshoe, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. 7.45pm. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday to November 2. HOT ICE 2012. An international cast of award winning skaters with a brand new show. The Arena, Blackpool Pleasure Beach. Daily, 2.30 and 7.30pm. Ends September 8. THE BILLY FURY YEARS. Michael King brings back the memory of Britain’s late rock, roller and cro ...
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Music Review: The Urban Renewal Project - Go Big or Go Home
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
Music Review: The Urban Renewal Project - Go Big or Go Home Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2012 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 12:48 a.m., Tuesday, August 28, 2012 URP is a 12 piece band led by tenor sax man R.W. Enoch, Jr. who also composed seven of the album's nine tracks and arranged the whole disc. The band itself includes alto (Alex Myers), soprano (Brian Clements), and baritone (Matt Ballard) saxes along with Enoch's tenor, three trumpets (Max O'Leary and Eliot Deutsch, Jeff Collins and Vinny Dawson split the tracks) two trombones (Ryan Dragon and Lemar Guillary) and a bass trombone (Michael King).There is also some doubling on flute, piccolo, and flugelhorn. According to the liner notes, they recorded all together except for the vocals in one room with limited editing and not a synthesizer in sight. The covers on the album ...
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30 Seconds: Drawing Top Athletes Into the Fight Game
NYTimes - over 4 years
The television executive Michael King has built a training center in California and launched the All-American Heavyweights program.
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Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival Opens Thursday
Calabasas Patch - almost 5 years
The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival opens Thursday, with movies showing at Laemmle Theaters in Encino, Beverly Hills and Pasadena, and a screening at Temple Judea in Tarzana. The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival (LAJFF) "builds community awareness, appreciation and pride in the diversity of the Jewish people through film," according to its website. Here is the schedule for Encino. All performances at at the Laemmle Town Center 5, unless otherwise indicated. May 5, 8 p.m: My First Wedding May 6, 3 p.m: iTeenLA Film Fest May 6, 5 p.m: David May 6, 7 p.m: Tony Curtis: Driven to Stardom May 7, 12 p.m: Death in Brooklyn (showing at Temple Judea) May 7, 7:30 p.m: Wunderkinder May 8, 7:30 p.m: The Rescuers. Includes discussion with Emmy Award-winning director, Michael King and AJWS, JWW and USC Shoah Foundation guests. May 9, 5 p.m: Death in Brooklyn (Laemmle) May 9, 7:30 p.m: Remembrance May 10, 7:30 p.m: Dorfman. Discussion to follow with screenwrit ...
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What’s on in Northumberland, week ending Thursday, April 26
Northumberland Gazette - almost 5 years
LIVE MUSIC Tonight: Rothbury Roots. Singer/songwriter Michael Weston King performs. His material ranges from political protest songs to country. At the Queen’s Head Hotel, Rothbury. 7.30pm. £8. For tickets, call the Queen’s Head on 01669 620470 to book in advance. More information, call Andy on 01665 576012 or visit www.rothburyroots.com Tonight: Iain MacPhail. At Glendale Accordion and Fiddle Club in the Glendale Hall, Wooler. Listeners and musicians welcome. 7.30pm. Membership £8. Admission £4.50 members, £6 non-members, includes supper. Bar available, Contact Sheila Smailes on 01668 281535. Saturday, April 21: Dan Whitehouse. Whitehouse pens music steeped in timeless roots traditions, laced with lyrical twists that narrate modern life. At the LUSH Acoustic night at the Tanners Arms, Alnwick. 8.30pm. Free. Saturday, April 21: Concert. Alnwick Symphonic Wind Ensemble perform works by Dvorak, Mozart, Mendelssohn and Richard Strauss. At St Michael’s Church, Alnwick. 7.30pm. Tickets ...
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Is It Worth the Trip from Chesterfield to Delmar Loop?
Chesterfield Patch - almost 5 years
If the Delmar Loop wants people from Chesterfield and West County to be regular customers, shouldn't these "anomalies" be addressed? I was amused when local officials described the trouble on the Delmar Loop— which included crowds of 300 or more teenagers getting into fights, followed by three people shot—as being an “anomaly.”   How many more of these “anomalies” before fewer and fewer people flock to U. City? Not from Chesterfield, or other suburbs out this way. Let’s go back over the last three years. On Halloween night 2008, Todd Shepherd, an African-American with a deep resentment of whites, went to the Delmar Loop specifically to kill a white police officer. He found University City Police Sgt. Michael King, sitting in his patrol car on Leland Avenue at Delmar, and executed him. Two months before King was murdered, Chad Garrison, then a reporter and now the managing editor of the Riverfront Times caused an uproar among Loop merchants when he wrote an article detail ...
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KING v. BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD OF ALABAMA - Leagle.com
Google News - over 5 years
Plaintiff-Appellant Michael King, Jr. appeals the district court's summary judgment for Defendants-Appellees Bluecross Blueshield of Alabama and Bluecross Blueshield of Louisiana (collectively, "Blue Cross"), as well as the district court's denial of
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All shook up over Elvis in Swindon - This is Wiltshire.co.uk
Google News - over 5 years
By Flicky Harrison » Michael King is all shook up as he steps on stage playing the king of rock 'n' roll as he feels the adrenaline rush of a dream come true. He will be bringing the Las Vegas Elvis Icon award winning On Tour With Elvis Show to
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Candidates in upcoming elections - Charlotte Observer
Google News - over 5 years
Council: Christopher John Chopelas; David Lane Cohn; David William Drehs; Christopher Michael King; James Ashley Minor; Michael Garland Sailors; Roger Kemper Stanton; David Keith Waddell Sr. Council: Johnathan Graham Barnes; Paul Francis Figiel;
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Michael Weston King
    FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 49
    In the 12 months following its release, King appeared at many public protests, political rallies and human rights events in the UK, Germany, Scandinavia, North America and by May 2011 played his first live shows in China.
    More Details Hide Details With The Good Sons Solo With My Darling Clementine
    In 2011, the album he had made in 2009, under the band name My Darling Clementine saw its UK release.
    More Details Hide Details Entitled "How Do You Plead?" it was hailed by Country Music People as the "greatest country album ever by a British artist". Produced by Neil Brockbank (Nick Lowe), it featured Geraint Watkins and Martin Belmont. The debut single, "100,000 Words" became a BBC Radio 2 hit, and the album was voted album of the year by CMP, Maverick, & 3rd Coast Music Texas, while the British Country Music Association (BCMA) awarded the band “Americana Band of the Year”. My Darling Clementine's second release "The Reconciliation?" was recorded at the Sheffield studio, Yellow Arch Studios and was produced by Colin Elliot (Richard Hawley, Duane Eddy) and features a guest appearances from Kinky Friedman, The Brodsky Quartet & The Richard Hawley band.
  • 2010
    Age 48
    2010 saw the release of King's latest solo album, a collection of protest songs entitled "I Didn't Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier", which addressed the serious issues facing everyday people in such difficult modern times.
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  • 2005
    Age 43
    The songbook "Beautiful Lies - The Songs of Michael Weston King" was published in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details A collaboration with the Irish writer Brian Richmond resulted in a play entitled "Happy Infidels", which features 12 songs by King and is based around the lives and loves, hopes and fears, and personal disasters of a young aspiring English musician and a road weary, alcoholic American musician touring across Europe. King wrote and appeared in "They Call Her Natasha", with his wife Lou Dalgleish, a musical play, based around the songs of Elvis Costello which was performed at the Edinburgh Festival, and various theaters around the UK.
    In 2005, Michael Weston King released the album "The Tender Place: A Collection 1999-2005", which put together his best solo creations from "A Decent Man" and "God Shaped Hole" albums.
    More Details Hide Details The end of 2008 saw the release of a third live album, "Crawling Through The USA", recorded during his 2007 and 2008 tours of North America, while work on a pure 'country duets' album, with singer Lou Dalgleish, under the name of My Darling Clementine.
  • 2002
    Age 40
    In 2002, and after 200 solo shows across Europe and America, King released "Live In Dinky Town", a collection of live and solo performances gathered shows in Hamburg, Austin, Amsterdam, Bilbao and Manchester.
    More Details Hide Details The album also featured contributions from Jackie Leven and Andy White. The follow up album "A Decent Man" produced by Jackie Leven featured guests, including former Icicle Works front man, Ian McNabb. 2004 saw the release of "Cosmic Fireworks-The Best of The Good Sons (1994–2001)", on the German label Phantasmagoria.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2001
    Age 39
    Following a series of solo tours around Europe, King reconvened the Good Sons to record their fourth album "Happiness" in early 2001.
    More Details Hide Details The relative failure of the album led to a more permanent break-up of the band.
  • 1999
    Age 37
    The Good Sons had ceased to perform in 1999 and King chose to record his debut solo album, "God Shaped Hole".
    More Details Hide Details The album got released in October 1999, on Glitterhouse Records. The album included the Phil Ochs song "No More Songs", and a tribute to the now late Townes Van Zandt "Lay Me Down".
  • 1996
    Age 34
    In 1996 they released the album "The Kings Highway", and then in 1997 "Wines, Lines and Valentines".
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  • 1992
    Age 30
    Taking their name from the Nick Cave album, The Good Son, King formed The Good Sons in 1992 as an authentic British alternative to the burgeoning Alt Country movement. In 1995 they signed to the German label Glitterhouse Records who released their debut album, "Singing The Glory Down", which earned a good reception from both critics and the British alt-country scene of the time.
    More Details Hide Details The album featured a guest appearance by Townes Van Zandt with whom Michael had toured Europe in 1994 and 1995, singing together "Riding on the Range" as a duet. The band went on to open for the likes of Joe Ely, Blue Rodeo and Joe Henry.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1961
    Born
    Michael Weston King was born in Derbyshire in 1961 but was raised in the Lancastrian seaside town of Southport.
    More Details Hide Details King left school when he was 16 and moved to nearby Liverpool to build for himself a musical career. He played guitar as a member of various bands on the edge of the late 70’s/early 80’s Liverpool post punk scene, most notably with the band he formed with Chas Cole, Fragile Friends, performing at the famed Eric's club just prior to its closure, and leaving two singles and one cassette only album. By the mid '80s, inspired by the latest wave of overseas bands such as R.E.M., Green On Red, The Dream Syndicate and The Triffids, whose influences mirrored his own newly found interest in Gram Parsons, Hank Williams, The Byrds, as well as the new wave of country acts such as Lyle Lovett, Dwight Yoakam and Nanci Griffith, King joined the country rock band Gary Hall and The Stormkeepers. They played together until the band disintegrated in 1991.
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