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Gospel Gangstas: An old story of new affiliation in Christ

Gospel Gangstas: An old story of new affiliation in Christ

By Bob Brown
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Music | In 1988, Niggaz with Attitude burst out of Compton, Calif., into middle America, telling tales of urban violence and despair in a harsh but fascinating new…

Cover stories

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Albums by Natalie Imbruglia and Nellie McKay have very different agendas

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | New or recent albums

The rap on Straight Outta Compton: Compelling film misconstrues redemption

By Bob Brown
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Movies | Straight Outta Compton , although one-sided and vainglorious, is a finely crafted, vigorously musical docudrama that exposes the vices plaguing the hearts of…

Midday Roundup: Kerry visits Havana for U.S. flag-raising

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Stars and stripes. Secretary of State John Kerry presided over a flag-raising ceremony at the U.S. Embassy in Havana today. The embassy reopened last month.

Confessions of a crusty hymn purist

Confessions of a crusty hymn purist

By Chelsea Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | The first time someone told me I sang beautifully, I was standing in my parents’ kitchen washing dishes and caroling an 80-year-old tune over the sink suds.

Just as they were

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | ABBA live and unenhanced may be part of a trend

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | New or recent live albums

Fluid and elusive

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Jazz great leaves a ‘harmolodic’ legacy

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | New or recent jazz albums

Jamison Ross and the incessant drumbeat of hope

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Drummer jokes have a long and storied tradition trading in stereotypes, such as those found on ProGuitarShop.com: “What’s the difference between a pizza…

Blurry lines

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Anniversary albums reflect the influence of Andy Warhol 

 
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