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News and reviews from the world of music.

Holiday parade

Holiday parade

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

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Four (more) Christmas releases

Pleading Beethoven’s Fifth

By Chelsea Kolz
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Music | I’ve been planning a wedding for only 19 days, but it feels like five months. The decisions to be made seem endless. My father, as is the custom of some,

Progressive rock music unites political enemies

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Two hardened political partisans have finally come to full agreement—as long as they stick solely to the topic of music, specifically the music of 1970s…

No average guy

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Lou Reed mixed a nihilistic anti-aesthetic with sentimental sweetness

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Recent classical or semi-classical releases

Scott Stapp offers Proof of Life

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | With his latest solo album, the former Creed frontman continues to seek reconciliation with God

Morals mixed at CMAs

By Jeff Koch
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Music | The 2013 Country Music Awards, celebrating a conservative subsection of music, served up a blend of values and ideas. On one end, it mocked Obamacare and the…

Kye Kye’s crowd-funded fantasy comes true

By Angela Lu
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Music | Electronic Christian band embraces alternative promotions and backing to produce its second album, Fantasize

Lecrae: New vision, new audience, same gospel

By Angela Lu
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Music | Christian rapper finally finds acceptance from believers and the mainstream hip-hop community

Signs and Wonders: The men with the most money won

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Election post-mortem. The pundits are out in full throat today, deconstructing yesterday’s election. I will leave it to others to say what “lessons”

Christian rock band Skillet's Rise to mainstream acclaim

By Jeff Koch
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Music | The new Skillet album Rise includes plenty of head-banging power chords and crashing waves of sound. And with a title track featuring guttural screams to “Rise…

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