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News and reviews from the world of music.

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | New or recent classical albums

Tinariwen’s Sahara Desert serenade

By Jeff Koch
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Music | What do you get when you cross the music of Jimi Hendrix and Carlos Santana with nomadic tribesmen from the Sahara desert? World music group Tinariwen…

Making music in God’s image

By Bob Case
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Music | On Sundays, J.D. Dorland leads worship at a church near Tacoma, Wash. During the week, he teaches piano lessons. But on Thursday and Friday nights, he haunts…

Midday Roundup: U.S. chastises China for cyberspying

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Hacked. The United States outed five Chinese military officials for hacking into U.S. companies in state-sponsored cyberattacks. A federal court indictment…

All Sons & Daughters’ songs of desperation

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Everything breathes freshness and authenticity in the new, self-titled album by acoustic-folk duo All Sons & Daughters. Leslie Jordan and David Leonard…

Milestone melodies

Milestone melodies

By Marvin Olasky
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Music | Singing some special tunes as age 64 beckons

Cash buffet

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Among the Stars includes a bit of everything Johnny Cash did well

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | New or recent pop-rock albums

Web Reads: Become a Middle East expert

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | History in maps. Online now is a fantastic series of maps showing the history of the Middle East, the spread of various civilizations, and the borders…

Hippie icon David Crosby’s unexpectedly poignant comeback

By Jeff Koch
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Music | The most amazing part of hippie icon David Crosby’s new solo album—his first in 20 years—is that it even exists at all. Who would have thought the…

NEEDTOBREATHE’s latest album earns its top-of-the charts billing

By Jeff Koch
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Music | The band members of NEEDTOBREATHE may indeed have trouble breathing in the rare air they currently occupy. Their new album recently debuted at No. 1 on the…

Soul-deep shadows

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Melanie Penn’s dreamlike second album never loses sight of hope

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