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News and reviews from the world of music.

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

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

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