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‘Lost’ Bob Dylan Lyrics Make For ‘New Basement Tapes’ Project

‘Lost’ Bob Dylan Lyrics Make For ‘New Basement Tapes’ Project

March 24, 2014


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By Randy Lewis Los Angeles Times (MCT) A trove of two dozen unfinished Bob Dylan songs written circa 1967 during his “Basement Tapes” period are being completed by an all-star band assembled by producer T Bone Burnett and including Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford and My Morning Jacket’...

Reviews Of New Pop Music Releases

Reviews Of New Pop Music Releases

February 28, 2014


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The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT) BECK “Morning Phase” (Capitol, 3 stars) Beck’s first new album in six years — not counting “Song Reader,” his 2012 sheet music-only release — is a beautifully becalmed art object, a gleaming 12-song collection that luxuriates in Sunday-morning me...

Cee Lo Green Says He Will No Longer Be A Judge On ‘The Voice’

Cee Lo Green Says He Will No Longer Be A Judge On ‘The Voice’

February 19, 2014


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By Todd Martens Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Cee Lo Green says he won’t be returning to the spinning judge’s seat on NBC’s singing competition show “The Voice.” The artist broke the news on “The Ellen DeGeneres” show, revealing his change in plans just days before “The Voi...

Eric Church Aims For The Edge In ‘The Outsiders’

Eric Church Aims For The Edge In ‘The Outsiders’

February 19, 2014


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By Mikael Wood Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Eric Church’s new album is called “The Outsiders,” but he sure didn’t look like one during a recent visit to Hollywood. Sitting in a chauffeured SUV, the country singer watched as paparazzi snapped photos of his arrival for a taping last week at ...

NECC Musicians Entertain At Winter Concert

NECC Musicians Entertain At Winter Concert

Stephanie Rietz, Reporter

February 18, 2014


Filed under Campus, Music, Top Stories

On Sunday, February 16, the Music Department of Northeast Community College put on their Winter Concert. Many were in attendance to hear the beautiful music and voices of our band and choirs at the Lifelong Learning Center. The show began with the College Concert Band performing "The Liberty Bell",...

Branford Marsalis On Youth, Age And Keeping The Fire

Branford Marsalis On Youth, Age And Keeping The Fire

February 6, 2014


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Branford Marsalis on youth, age and keeping the fire By Howard Reich Chicago Tribune (MCT) CHICAGO — A few years ago, saxophonist Branford Marsalis had a problem. Jeff “Tain” Watts, the longtime drummer in Marsalis’ tightly woven quartet, was striking out to start a band of hi...

Kesha Postpones Tour Dates To Continue Treatment For Eating Disorder

Kesha Postpones Tour Dates To Continue Treatment For Eating Disorder

February 6, 2014


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By Gerrick D. Kennedy Los Angeles Times (MCT) LOS ANGELES — Kesha is postponing tour dates as she completes treatment for an eating disorder, reps for the singer say. The pop star had shows scheduled for March and April. “I was so looking forward to performing at these dates but I need...

Reviews of New pop music Releases

Reviews of New pop music Releases

November 28, 2013


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The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT) BILLY JOE ARMSTRONG AND NORAH JONES “Foreverly” (Reprise, 3 stars) “Songs Our Daddy Taught Us” was a surprise move from Phil and Don Everly in 1958. After a string of pop-rock hits such as “Bye Bye Love” and “Wake Up Little Susie,” the brothers...

Blues Traveler is the rare jam band with chart-topping hits

October 17, 2013


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MODESTO, Calif. — Blues Traveler is the rarest of musical acts — a jam band with a major chart hit. Phish never has charted, nor has moe., Widespread Panic or Umphrey’s McGee. The Grateful Dead’s long, strange trip had worn on for 20 years old before a heavy MTV rotation made “Touch of Grey”...

Top iTunes album downloads

Top iTunes album downloads

October 10, 2013


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Apple Inc. (MCT) Top 10 albums on the iTunes Store for Oct. 9: 1. "Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die!" Panic! At the Disco 2. "Pure Heroine," Lorde 3. "Frame By Frame," Cassadee Pope 4. "Monsters in the Closet," Mayday Parade 5. "Fortress," Alter Bridge 6. "The Quarterback" (Music From the ...

Fall preview: Pop music albums

Fall preview: Pop music albums

Jackson Miller, Shift Editor

September 16, 2013


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By Dan DeLuca The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT) Elvis Costello & The Roots, “Wise Up Ghost.” (On sale Tuesday.) The 59-year-old Costello got to know the generation-younger Roots on the set of “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.” He has now added the Philadelphia hip-hop band to his long ...

Top iTunes downloads

September 5, 2013


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Top iTunes downloads Apple Inc. MCT Top 10 songs on the iTunes Store for Sept. 4: 1. “Roar,” Katy Perry 2. “Wake Me Up,” Avicii 3. “Royals,” Lorde 4. “Berzerk,” Eminem 5. “Applause,” Lady Gaga 6. “Hold On, We’re Going Home,” Drake (feat. Majid Jordo...

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