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News and reviews from the world of music.

Blue-collar bard

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Merle Haggard sang the songs of the counter-counterculture

Recent pop-rock albums

Recent pop-rock albums

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Eric Bachmann  Eric Bachmann [image|number=2|float=right]Like his 2006 album To the Races , this latest effort from the Archers of Loaf frontman is…

New Bono short film urges people to read the Bible

By Jim Long
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Religion | U-2 front man, Paul David Hewson, better known as “Bono,” has joined forces with Bible translator Eugene Peterson to produce a short film encouraging…

Pop icon Prince dies

By Leigh Jones
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Obituary | Pop legend Prince—best known for his flamboyant style, both on and off stage—has died at age 57. The singer’s publicist said he died at his home in…

Uncommon talents

Uncommon talents

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Rock Hall of Fame inductees are diverse in ways that matter

Notable recent albums

Notable recent albums

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Coming Home (Deluxe Edition) Leon Bridges [image|number=2|float=right] The original, 10-cut version of this album came out last summer and was instantly…

Country legend Merle Haggard dies on his birthday

By Jim Long
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Obituary | Country giant Merle Haggard, who rose from poverty and prison to international fame through his songs about outlaws, underdogs, and an abiding sense of…

Midday Roundup: Data leak shows where Putin’s cash is stashed

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Shady finances. A trove of leaked data from a secretive law firm in Panama has revealed the financial secrets of some of the world’s most powerful people,

Notable CDs

By The Editors
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Music | New or recent jazz albums

Rock opposites

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | The musical lives of George Martin and Keith Emerson reveal very different men

Archive of historic jazz recordings available online—for free

By Jim Long
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Music | The San Francisco-based non-profit Archive.org has made 1,000 hours of early jazz recordings, some dating back to 1921, available online in CD-quality audio.

Loretta Lynn comes Full Circle but ‘ain’t through yet’

By Jim Long
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Music | Loretta Lynn’s return to her childhood, career, and gospel favorites earned her the highest charting album of her career, according to Billboard . Her new…

 
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