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News and reviews from the world of music.

The old ballgame

The old ballgame

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | The Baseball Project adds to its impressive lineup of albums about America’s pastime

The Black Keys try a little too hard with new album

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Whether consciously or unconsciously, The Black Keys’ latest album Turn Blue  alludes to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon  with its psychedelic…

Writing hymns from experience

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Music | A woman sits in a ballooning black taffeta dress with her thin hands folded. Beneath her placid face with its broad nose, her dress buries what we believe on…

A city where angels and demons wrestle

By Warren Cole Smith
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Lighting Out | As we roll into Memphis and make a stop at Graceland, I reflect that memories are often opportunities for growth and grace

The perfect road trip song

The perfect road trip song

By Warren Cole Smith
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Lighting Out | During a stop in ‘Nash-Vegas,’ I had coffee with singer/songwriter and novelist Andrew Peterson

Paradise disappears but love remains in Tedashii’s latest album

By Jeff Koch
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Music | The front cover of Tedashii’s new album Below Paradise shows the rapper sitting in the dirt, looking meditatively into the distance as he leans back against…

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | New or recent classical albums

High-stakes struggle

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Albums show composer Francis Poulenc giving musical life to a battle with sin

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…

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