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Music Reviews: Brian Lisik and the Unfortunates - 'We're Sorry.' and Thor Platter - 'Take Time'

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 05:00:00 UT

Straight-ahead but rough-edged and with quirky lyrics, Lisik's songs are self-aware with a sometimes tongue-in-cheek attitude but nonetheless soaked in real feeling.

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Concert Review: Sonnambula - 'Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, Musician in Paris' (NYC, 14 Sept 2017)

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 05:00:00 UT

The early music ensemble Sonnambula opened its 'Women's Voices' season with music by an innovative 17th-century French woman composer.



Music Review: Victor Wooten, Bob Franceschini, Dennis Chambers - 'Trypnotyx'

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 05:00:00 UT

As expected on a Wooten project, this new jazz-funk-fusion album seethes with virtuosity. But every track also drips with fun.



Music Review: Melodic Intersect - 'Looking Forward'

Sun, 10 Sep 2017 05:00:00 UT

'Looking Forward' by Melodic Intersect is a combination of international influences and melodic sensibilities.



Music Review: Bob Mundy - 'Love to Me'

Tue, 5 Sep 2017 05:00:00 UT

Mundy creates an intimacy with the audience that makes him personable.

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Theatre Review (Singapore): Open Homes: 'When Mother Music Comes to Tea' by Khir Johari

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 05:00:00 UT

2017's Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) is offering a plethora of interactive programmes whereby audiences are invited into personal spaces, homes, and kitchens of home owners who then entertain the participants with private stories and/or food. One such programme was When Mother Music Comes to Tea, presented by Khir Johari on 19 August 2017, .

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Music Review: Isabelle Faust, Freiburger Barockorchester - Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, Symphony No. 5, Hebrides

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 05:00:00 UT

What we hear on this recording is a virtuoso who makes it all sound easy, who draws deeply felt emotion and faery-dust thrills from her instrument with a feeling of effortlessness.

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Concert Review: Jazz and Chihuly, Songs of Protest and Reconciliation at New York Botanical Garden

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 05:00:00 UT

By the conclusion of the evening, the storm and rain had stopped and the audience had been refreshed and uplifted by the program's embodiment of the evolution of freedom into forgiveness, reconciliation, and love.

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Music Review: The Nighthawks - 'All You Gotta Do'

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 05:00:00 UT

The goal of The Nighthawks is to have fun, and you will have fun with this album! The would neer have lasted this long if they were not awesome.

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Music Review: Yelena Eckemoff Quintet - 'In the Shadow of a Cloud'

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 05:00:00 UT

Yelena Eckemoff's quintet whips up a compilation of romantic ballads, lounging pastorals, and elegant improvisations.

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Music Reviews: Emily Mure - 'Worth' and Bob Bradshaw - 'American Echoes'

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:00:00 UT

Tragic overtones aside, the smooth beauty of Emily Mure's music leaves a quietly happy echo, while Bob Bradshaw's 'American Echoes' shows a singer, songwriter, and bandleader in full command of his muse.

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Music Review: Ray Wylie Hubbard - 'Tell the Devil I'm Gettin' There As Fast As I Can'

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 05:00:00 UT

In a just world, Ray Wylie Hubbard's 'Tell the Devil I'm Gettin' There as Fast as I Can' would be heard on radios around the country.

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Music Review: Samantha Fox - 'Play It Again, Sam: The Fox Box'

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 05:00:00 UT

This two-CD/two-DVD set chronicles the eclectic pop singer's hits, rarities, and videos of the '80s, '90s, and beyond.

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Music Review: Todd Rundgren - 'White Knight'

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 05:00:00 UT

Simply put, this is the best Todd Rundgren album in a very long time.



Music Review: Ray Wylie Hubbard - 'Tell the Devil.I'm Gettin' There as Fast as I Can'

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 05:00:00 UT

God and the Devil figure prominently in the Texas troubadour's magnificent and dark new opus. But it's music itself that's authentically sacred in the world he creates.