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News and reviews from the world of music.

Kitty’s vision

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Half-handed Cloud raises growing label’s Christian quality

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | New or recent albums

Kendrick Lamar flows into hip-hop like molten lava

By Jeff Koch
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Music | All eyes in hip-hop have been riveted on Kendrick Lamar since his 2012 debut . Lamar sent shockwaves through the genre by ditching themes of self-aggrandizement…

Trent Dabbs offers listeners a sunset, not a sermon

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Trent Dabbs’ Believer— with its folky vibe, reverb-soaked vocals, and gently floating psychedelic guitar—will leave listeners half convinced they…

Classics remastered

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | New soundtracks mark anniversary of World War II–era films

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Recent classical albums

Christian rapper Derek Minor on the battle in every human heart

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Christian hip-hop artist Derek Minor is focused on the clash of civilizations in his latest album, Empire . Not the struggle between human societies but…

Midday Roundup: Iraqi army has ISIS on the run

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Trouncing terrorists. Iraqi security forces, with help from Iranian-backed militias, are close to ousting Islamic State militants from Tikrit. The army…

Two musicals, old and new, to watch at home this weekend

By Phil Boatwright
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DVD | Music is essential to movies. It’s sometimes unnoticed, serving only as background to support what’s happening on screen. Other times, it’s one of the…

Jodee Lewis takes a mean street tour with Whiskey Halo

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Jodee Lewis is a country and folk artist with a honky-tonk attitude, combining the spunk of Miranda Lambert with the snarky wit of Kacey Musgraves. Lewis also…

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Four new or recent albums

Roots fervor

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Grammy winner Farris breaks through the predictability of contemporary music 

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