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News and reviews from the world of music.

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | New Bob Dylan tribute albums

Bastille’s refreshingly honest musical revolution

By Jeff Koch
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Music | In the music industry, spectacle often trumps songwriting. Exhibit A: The buzz generated by Lady Gaga’s recent stunt at SXSW, where a friend deliberately…

Mavis Staples gives gospel music a down-to-earth makeover

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Gospel legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples is still turning heads with her stunning new album of spirituals,  One True Vine . Rolling Stone described…

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | New or recent miscellaneous releases

Rolling along

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | The Stones show their age—in a good way—in Shanghai concert

Seeking the living among the dead at SXSW

By Warren Cole Smith
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Culture | This short list of bands, from the 2,000 that played South by Southwest, made my heart burn within me

Listening for signals in SXSW’s noise

By Warren Cole Smith
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Culture | The music portion of SXSW has moved far from its singer-songwriter roots, but you can still catch notes of greatness, if you listen closely

Signs and Wonders: Tragedy hits SXSW

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Alcohol and steel. A suspected drunk driver plowed into a crowd early Thursday morning, killing two people and injuring 23 who were leaving a South by…

Flexible Journey

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Celtic Cross interjects new genres into the old Highlands style

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | New or recent classical releases

Steven Curtis Chapman’s musical homecoming

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Steven Curtis Chapman’s album Deep Roots  brings a warmth of its own during these chilly days, with its emphasis on faith, family, and tradition.

Christian rapper Bizzle challenges ‘Same Love,’ gets different hate

By Jeff Koch
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Music | When Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed their gay rights anthem “Same Love” at the Grammy Awards, it was the last straw for Christian rapper Bizzle,

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