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Sep 27

Newlywed Composer Christopher Rouse On His Encoded Musical Love Letters

Christopher Rouse's Symphony No. 3, which appears on his latest album, contains many levels of meaning. It's an homage to the Russian composer Sergey Prokofiev, whose Second Symphony serves as a…
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Sep 26

'There Wasn't None Of Us': Jean Shepard, Country Music Trailblazer, Dies At 82

Jean Shepard, one of the first women to find success in country music as a solo act, died Sunday at age 82. Shepard was a feisty, straight-shooting singer who created a career in an industry where…
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Sep 26

Isaiah Rashad Dusts Himself Off And Tries Again

I met Isaiah Rashad late this summer, during a stop on the manic press run that comes with the release of a new album. Like most of his fans, I wanted to know where he had been and what to expect…
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Sep 26

Hear David Bowie's Previously Unreleased Album, 'The Gouster'

A new David Bowie box set released late last week includes a complete (and remastered) version of his long-lost album, The Gouster. Bowie originally recorded the album in 1974, but eventually shelved…
Sep 25

Something Completely Harmonic: Copper Wimmin, Sweet Honey in the Rock, The Roches

Every little once in a while, I enjoy taking three groups of performers (or sometimes individuals), whose voices and styles blend well, and building a Something Completely Different around them.…