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Review: Trisha Yearwood mesmerizes Town Hall in NYC with glorious vocals Special

New York - On November 21, country queen Trisha Yearwood headlined Town Hall in New York City, for a great turnout of country fans.

Review: Melissa Etheridge belts out hit after hit at New York's Town Hall Special

New York - Oscar and Grammy award-winning rock musician Melissa Etheridge headlined Town Hall in New York City on April 10, where she appeared quite comfortable on stage.

Jonathan Jackson talks new music, Mount Athos, faith, technology Special

New York - On November 21, five-time Emmy winner Jonathan Jackson (the front-man of the band Enation) sat down and chatted with Digital Journal prior to his acoustic concert at Town Hall in New York.

Review: Jonathan Jackson delivers superb acoustic show at Town Hall Special

New York - On November 21, five-time Emmy award-winning actor and musician Jonathan Jackson performed at the iconic Town Hall in New York City, where he opened for Echo & The Bunnymen.

Op-Ed: Cardboard and empty chairs to primary Republicans and Democrats

This week's piece of lightweight political commentary takes a hard look at the newest craze sweeping the nation: cardboard democracy!

Home Free talks new country CD, upcoming show at Town Hall in NY Special

Rob Lundquist from the a cappella group Home Free chatted with Digital Journal about their new album and upcoming concert at New York's Town Hall.

Nana Mouskouri and Lenou to play a show in New York's Town Hall

New York - World famous Greek singer and UNICEF ambassador Nana Mouskouri will be playing a show at Town Hall in New York City on April 14.

Man refuses to pay €900 fine to Town Hall for delivering dead rat

A Spanish man living in La Manjoya in Spain's Asturias region has been fined €900 ($1,200) for depositing a dead rat at the local Town Hall as part of a personal protest. He says he won't be paying as he "doesn't work for Bárcenas."

Spain's Down Syndrome Councillor wants to be an honest politician

Valladolid - Hoping to make a difference with all the corruption scandals in the Spanish government right now, 30-year-old Ángela Covadonga Bachiller makes history by becoming Spain's first Down Syndrome Councillor in Valladolid.

Sydney Town Crier welcomes new councillors on Town Hall steps Special

Sydney - In an historical civic tradition that the City retains, Town Crier, Graham Keating, officially declared the new City of Sydney Council for the next four years; including Lord Mayor Clover Moore and nine Councillors, following the election on 8 September.

Women in Black — Palestine vigil outside Sydney Town Hall Special

Sydney - Women wearing black hold a vigil in front of Sydney Town Hall: The messages on their signs included ‘Palestine – the shrinking land’ and ‘Australia – it’s time to recognise Palestine’.

Obama hosts Twitter town hall, takes question from Boehner

The White House hosted a unique Twitter-based town hall meeting on Wednesday, where Twitter users, including House Speaker John Boehner, turned out and followed along under the 'Ask Obama' hash-tag.

Officer to protester: This ain't America no more, okay?

On Tuesday, a town hall meeting on health care was being held at South Lakes High School in Reston, Virginia, a district being represented by Democratic Congressman Jim Moran. But as usual, it became controversial between protesters and law enforcement.

Op-Ed: Disabled Marine Speaks Out at Town Hall

A former Marine takes Congressman Brian Baird to task over a comment made comparing protesters at Town Halls to Brown Shirts and gives him a history lesson on the Nazi party.

Op-Ed: Democracy, Health Care Reform, and the Color of Unicorns

Birthers, deathers, and angry town hallers---is the debate over health care reform displaying American democracy in action?

Rep. Jackson-Lee's cellphone call at town hall attracts criticism

As town hall protests around the country become more populist and intense, one phone call in Texas has contributed to the protesters perception and metaphor of a unresponsive legislature.

Op-Ed: Healthcare debate needs Atticus Finch

The hot and miserable August weather has moved indoors in cities and towns across our land. Moved indoors and taken the form of recriminating rhetoric as neighbors square off in shout fests billed as informational town hall meetings about health care.

Pres. Obama faces possible raucous town hall tomorrow in Montana

President Obama will be holding his second town hall meeting this week tomorrow in Bozeman, Montana. Many believe that this town hall event will be much rowdier than Tuesday's meeting in New Hampshire.

Op-Ed: Senior citizens represent threat to Democrats' longevity

As town hall presentations have been met with widespread protest nationally, Democrats may be in danger of neglecting the concerns of senior citizens - and may feel this neglect at the polls in 2010.

Georgia Democrat accuses local doctor of 'hijacking' town hall

At a Georgian town hall meeting on health care legislation, a local doctor asks questions and is shouted down by Georgia Democratic Congressman David Scott.

White House on town halls: 'We will punch back twice as hard'

As town hall meetings on health care erupt in citizen protest around the country, White House officials are giving guidance to legislators on how to prepare and respond.

Sen. Boxer: Town hall protesters intend to 'hurt President Obama'

Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer speaks out on the town hall protesters, saying that they intend to 'hurt our president.'

Obama holds town hall meeting on fatherhood

President Obama held a first town hall meeting devoted to fatherhood in time for Father's Day. The president wants to emphasis the importance of fathers in the world today.

Obama answers 'Internet Town Hall' questions

U.S. President Barack Obama answered questions from the public in a special “Internet Town Hall” meeting. The most popular question focused on ways the country can "legalize marijuana."
 

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Local police and firefighters protesting at the Town Hall in Fuengirola about 25% cuts to their sala...
Local police and firefighters protesting at the Town Hall in Fuengirola about 25% cuts to their salaries, February 12, 2013. Police officer lighting a paint bomb.
 They’re very amazing performers   filmmaker Lian Lunson says of Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainw...
"They’re very amazing performers," filmmaker Lian Lunson says of Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright. "I think whenever you see them perform, you realize you’re in the company of something very unique. They wear hearts on sleeves, and pour everything into performing."
Lian Lunson
View to  Sydney Town Hall - crowds taking photos of dragon. Chinese new year twilight parade 2012.
View to Sydney Town Hall - crowds taking photos of dragon. Chinese new year twilight parade 2012.
The Town hall in Seville  Spain
The Town hall in Seville, Spain
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Dewsbury Town Hall.
Dewsbury Town Hall.
David Ward
Marbella Town Hall  Spain
Marbella Town Hall, Spain
Herry Lawford
Sydney Town Hall  George Street  lit up during the Chinese New Year Parade 2012.
Sydney Town Hall, George Street, lit up during the Chinese New Year Parade 2012.
Local police & firefighters protest in front of the Town Hall in Fuengirola on 19 February 2013.
Local police & firefighters protest in front of the Town Hall in Fuengirola on 19 February 2013.
Local police & firefighters protest in front of the Town Hall in Fuengirola on 19 February 2013.
Local police & firefighters protest in front of the Town Hall in Fuengirola on 19 February 2013.
 Citizens and public employees are not responsible for the waste  - Local police & firefighters ...
"Citizens and public employees are not responsible for the waste" - Local police & firefighters protest in front of the Town Hall in Fuengirola on 19 February 2013.
Rochdale.
Rochdale.
Jeff Mills
 Don t play with security.  No more cuts!  Officials are not the problem.  Local police & firefi...
"Don't play with security. No more cuts! Officials are not the problem." Local police & firefighters protest in front of the Town Hall in Fuengirola on 19 February 2013.
Sydney Town Hall lit up during the Chinese New Year Parade 2012.
Sydney Town Hall lit up during the Chinese New Year Parade 2012.
The original Town Hall building in Fuengirola  Spain
The original Town Hall building in Fuengirola, Spain
Local police & firefighters protest in front of the Town Hall in Fuengirola on 19 February 2013.
Local police & firefighters protest in front of the Town Hall in Fuengirola on 19 February 2013.
A speaker at the rally.
A speaker at the rally.
Local police and firefighters protesting at the Town Hall in Fuengirola about 25% cuts to their sala...
Local police and firefighters protesting at the Town Hall in Fuengirola about 25% cuts to their salaries, February 12, 2013.
Town Hall  Guardamar del Segura  Alicante  Spain.
Town Hall, Guardamar del Segura, Alicante, Spain.
Ayuntamiento de Guardamar
View to Town Hall  Sydney. Chinese new year twilight parade 2012.
View to Town Hall, Sydney. Chinese new year twilight parade 2012.
Local police & firefighters protest in front of the Town Hall in Fuengirola on 19 February 2013.
Local police & firefighters protest in front of the Town Hall in Fuengirola on 19 February 2013.

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