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News and reviews from the world of music.

Anti-royal Lorde becomes pop’s newest princess

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Pop music’s latest phenom, 17-year-old New Zealand native Lorde, seems to have come out of nowhere and swept over North America like a tsunami. Riding a…

Sara Bareilles seeks light in the limelight

By Jeff Koch
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Music | When singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles found out that her new album was nominated for Album of the Year in this year’s Grammy Awards, Bareilles simply “ran…

Past and present

Past and present

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Cat Stevens and several sidemen lead a curious Rock Hall of Fame class

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | New or recent albums

Web Reads: These criminals are good guys

Web Reads: These criminals are good guys

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Introspection? A study asked inmates in England how they rated themselves on traits such as “moral, kind to others, trustworthy, honest, dependable,

Bye Bye Phil Everly

By Cal Thomas
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Music | One mark of a good song is that it makes Billboard ’s Top 10 list. An even greater indicator is its staying power; whether it is remembered decades after it…

Out with the old, in with the new at the Grammy’s

By Jeff Koch
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Music | The ringing in of the New Year also signals the beginning of the 2014 awards season, including music’s biggest night, the Grammy Awards, airing Jan.

Joanna’s joy

Joanna’s joy

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Severe joint disease doesn't stop young musician from making beautiful music

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | New or recent releases

Singing group’s life after reality TV

By Andrew Branch
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Music | It’s been almost three months since NBC’s America’s Got Talent finale, when hopeful tenor trio Forte finished in fourth place. “We were really…

Jazz band finds new life in post-Katrina New Orleans

By Jeff Koch
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Music | When Alan and Sandra Jaffe rolled into New Orleans in 1961, Jim Crow laws were still in effect and an African-American musician was “on the same level as a…

Holiday parade

Holiday parade

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Nick Lowe leads a diverse group of 2013 Christmas albums

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