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News and reviews from the world of music.

Las Vegas kicks off B.B. King memorials

By Heather Bridges
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Obituaries | The public viewing of B.B. King’s body in Las Vegas today begins a weeklong tribute to the great blues musician, who died May 14 at age 89. Next up: A…

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | New pop-rock albums

Signature singers

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Ben E. King and Percy Sledge had many hits but were defined by one song each

Weekend Reads: Second-string singers

Weekend Reads: Second-string singers

By Bob Case
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Books | Cultural anthropologists argue that the 20th century American popular song was the most important artistic creation of America and that the exporting of our…

Remembering V-E day and the music that carried the soldiers through WWII

By Joseph Slife
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History | Seventy years ago today, bells of celebration rang across Europe on V-E Day, marking the final allied victory over Nazi Germany. But before the bells of…

Holiday sorrow

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Tribute albums capture the suffering of Jazz’s greatest singer 

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | New or recent jazz albums

Josh Garrels’ latest album is a ‘blessing for the masses’

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Singer-songwriter Josh Garrels admitted it took a while for the gospel to “sink in.” Throughout the haze of drugs and partying in his teen years, Garrels…

Ellie Holcomb on the beauty of brokenness

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | After starting a successful solo career, the singer-songwriter goes public with her imperfections

Love songs and prayers

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Compassion still animates Joel Willoughby’s music

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | New or recent albums

Phil Keaggy on Christian music, then and now

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | The veteran guitar player talks about his talent and trusting God through the music industry’s changes

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