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News and reviews from the world of music.

Christian rapper Lecrae finally gets mainstream acceptance

By Angela Lu
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Music | It’s taken a decade, but this week proved definitively that Christian rapper Lecrae Moore cannot be ignored. His album Anomaly hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200…

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…

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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