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News and reviews from the world of music.

Web Reads: Become a Middle East expert

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | History in maps. Online now is a fantastic series of maps showing the history of the Middle East, the spread of various civilizations, and the borders…

Hippie icon David Crosby’s unexpectedly poignant comeback

By Jeff Koch
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Music | The most amazing part of hippie icon David Crosby’s new solo album—his first in 20 years—is that it even exists at all. Who would have thought the…

NEEDTOBREATHE’s latest album earns its top-of-the charts billing

By Jeff Koch
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Music | The band members of NEEDTOBREATHE may indeed have trouble breathing in the rare air they currently occupy. Their new album recently debuted at No. 1 on the…

Soul-deep shadows

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Melanie Penn’s dreamlike second album never loses sight of hope

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | New or recent pop-rock albums

MerleFest’s gospel showcase

By Warren Cole Smith
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Music | North Carolina’s popular roots fest provides a family-friendly platform for old-fashioned, Sunday morning music

Nickel Creek’s new hootenanny soundtrack satisfies but fails to excite

By Jeff Koch
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Music | When Nickel Creek first burst onto the scene in 2000, they turned heads with their heady brew of bluegrass, rock, and jazz. Time Magazine named the band one of…

Silent nuns become singing sensation

By Joseph Slife & Lynde Langdon
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Music | How did a cloistered group of nuns living on a farm in Northwest Missouri become a best-selling singing group? They do not tour; they don’t do public…

The original guitar hero dies at age 93

By Jeff Koch
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Music | The celebrated country music guitarist Arthur Smith, who influenced the Beatles and befriended Billy Graham, died this month. He was 93. He left behind three…

Worship the Lord with banjo and accordion

Worship the Lord with banjo and accordion

By Angela Lu
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Music | Where King David worshipped with flutes and lyres, Rend Collective uses banjos, accordions, mandolins, ukuleles, and something called a “Jingling…

Flamenco legacy

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Posthumous album will continue the influence of Paco de Lucía

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | New or recent jazz albums

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