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News and reviews from the world of music.

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…

Roots fervor

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

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Four new or recent albums

Little girls longing to be like Elsa

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Movies | Moms who thought their 4-year-old daughters’ fascination with Elsa was cute are getting worried. At what point does cute become obsessed? Disney’s 2013…

Christ’s freedom shines in Mike Farris’ Grammy-winning album

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Mike Farris’ Grammy-winning album Shine For All The People is the answer to those who view God as a cosmic Grinch (and Christians as His fun-squelching…

Working out The Kinks

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Two good compilations mark British band’s anniversary

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | New or recent albums

Midday Roundup: Grammys tone it down a tiny bit

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Ode to self. Critics are saying the Grammy Awards on Sunday night were uncharacteristically staid—but mellow for the Grammys is still pretty wild. After…

Keb’ Mo’ paints a blues panorama with a moral center

By Jeff Koch
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Music | If a body can’t swing to Keb’ Mo’s Blues Americana , it might not have a swing gene at all. Nominated for Best Americana Album at the Grammy Awards, Mo’s…

Identity songs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | African-American stars offer musical excellence—and some lyrical confusion 

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