Tuesday , 7 October 2014

Category: Arts & Entertainment

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Forbidden Love, Bubbala

As the English mother of a half-Jewish gay son, Anne Rosenbaum is the kind of person who . . . no, she is a person, period, who doesn’t let nationality, culture, or inherited reli ...

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Double Jeopardy

You just can’t help it. Much as you try, you can’t help picking up one of those tabloids while you’re waiting in line at the grocery store. This star divorced that one after he ha ...

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Sugarland: Live On the Inside

This CD/DVD combo platter offers live recordings from the locally monikered country duo’s current tour, including their Grammy-winning “Stay.” Covers of Pearl Jam’s “Better Man” a ...

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Nuke the Soup: Make Waves Not War

NTS’s veteran pop rocker Mark Davison says the ska-y closing track here was inspired by a dream in which he was performing onstage with Eddie Vedder at a Neil Diamond concert. Wha ...

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Cathy-Anne McClintock: Cathy-Anne McClintock

This lilty-voiced Canadian bluegrass/folk singer/songwriter’s inspirational, frequently covered “I Wanna Live Like That” is the big commercial draw here. But listen closest to the ...

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A Fine Frenzy: Bomb in a Birdcage

Traces of Feist sneak through on this upbeat sophomore offering from the alt group fronted by Alison Sudol. The perkiness of the CD’s opener, “What I Wouldn’t Do,” belies the dept ...

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Maxwell: BLACKsummers’night

The first installment of a trilogy, this R&B collection showcases the versatile singer’s amazing range. “Pretty Wings,” the first single, is delicate and nostalgic, but we prefer ...

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Stephen Dillard-Carroll: Introducing…Me

If you’re looking for dynamic CD-cover artwork, Carroll is your man; he looks damn good encased in mud, reclining on a woodland floor. Otherwise, this self-produced dance pop debu ...

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Ledisi: Turn Me Loose

Ledisi’s first offering since her first album, Lost & Found (which snagged her a Grammy nomination for best new artist), utilizes the considerable talents of contemporary producer ...

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Anjulie: Anjulie

There’s something Winehouse-y about this debut album from the exotic alt pop singer-songwriter, especially on the seductive initial track, “Boom.” And the at-first lush, then mild ...

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