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News and reviews from the world of music.

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 

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | New or recent jazz albums

From Matzah Ball soup to Grammy nod, Haim just wants to have fun

By Jeff Koch
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Music | The three Jewish sisters who make up the band Haim were recently spotted traipsing around Hawaii with their newest chum, megastar Taylor Swift. It’s one of…

Rapper Trip Lee calls youth to rise above society's low expectations

By Emily Whitten
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Music | Trip Lee has made a career out of turning people’s expectations on their heads. The hip-hop artist loves to challenge stereotypes, both from inside and…

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