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Woodsongs host, folksinger Michael Johnathon, releases ‘Dazed & Confuzed,’ to perform in Ohio

Michael Johnathon is heading north, to celebrate the release of his new album “Dazed & Confuzed” (PoetMan Records). The Kentucky-based folksinger, who lives in a log cabin outside of Lexington, will headline an evening of music at Leo Coffeehouse in Cincinnati on Sunday, April 14, as part of the Queen City Balladeers’ monthly concert series. Johnathon is best known as host of the internationally...

Rural Blog: Two rural communities — one in Mass., one in Ky. — try to bridge the political divide

The political divide in America may seem insurmountable, but two rural communities — one liberal and one conservative — are trying to bridge that gap with an ongoing outreach project to better understand one another. Hands Across the Hills was launched by 18 liberal residents of Leverett, Massachusetts, just after the 2016 election; they reached out to residents of Whitesburg, Kentucky,...