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News and reviews from the world of music.

Together again

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Movie’s Black Album hits the right post-Beatles note but holds it too long

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | New albums

iTunes users can’t live with or without U2

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Apple triggered universal swoons, as usual, with its latest product launch showcasing larger iPhones and a new smart watch. But the announcement that…

About A Mile satisfies musically and spiritually

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Christian rockers About A Mile—whose name references the distance Jesus carried His cross—deliver a solid first effort with their self-titled debut album.

A cosmic cowboy’s tales of the road

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | Singer/songwriter Michael Martin Murphey talks about his hits and his walk with Jesus

Study: Music really does make kids smarter

By Laura Edghill
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Education | Music makes you smarter. That’s the conclusion from a recent study of children who spent at least two years learning to play a musical instrument at The…

The Identical

By Megan Basham
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Movies | Giving a negative review to The Identical feels a little like kicking a puppy. The PG movie is inoffensive in its intentions to be a lighthearted frolic that…

Races he’s run

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Chris Smither has grown old, but his music never does

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | New pop-rock releases

Naomi Shelton’s new album electrifies the body and edifies the soul

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Gospel soul singer Naomi Shelton performed in Brooklyn nightclubs for four decades before she was “discovered” by Daptone Records. The 71-year-old…

Ragamuffin

By Trevin Wax
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DVD | Best known for “Awesome God” and “Sing Your Praise to the Lord,” Rich Mullins burst onto the Christian music scene in the late 1980s and early 1990s…

Soaring sounds

Soaring sounds

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Three recent albums highlight the aesthetic and emotional range of the flute

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