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News and reviews from the world of music.

Country legend Merle Haggard dies on his birthday

By Jim Long
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Obituary | Country giant Merle Haggard, who rose from poverty and prison to international fame through his songs about outlaws, underdogs, and an abiding sense of…

Midday Roundup: Data leak shows where Putin’s cash is stashed

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Shady finances. A trove of leaked data from a secretive law firm in Panama has revealed the financial secrets of some of the world’s most powerful people,

Rock opposites

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | The musical lives of George Martin and Keith Emerson reveal very different men

Notable CDs

By The Editors
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Music | New or recent jazz albums

Archive of historic jazz recordings available online—for free

By Jim Long
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Music | The San Francisco-based non-profit Archive.org has made 1,000 hours of early jazz recordings, some dating back to 1921, available online in CD-quality audio.

Loretta Lynn comes Full Circle but ‘ain’t through yet’

By Jim Long
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Music | Loretta Lynn’s return to her childhood, career, and gospel favorites earned her the highest charting album of her career, according to Billboard . Her new…

Livin’ and singin’

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Veteran female artists explore gospel veins, leftist platitudes, and the arcs of their lives

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | New or recent country albums

Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake and Palmer dies of apparent suicide

By Jim Long
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Obituary | Keith Emerson, founder of the progressive-rock super group Emerson, Lake and Palmer, has died. He was 71. Emerson’s longtime girlfriend, Mari Kawaguchi,

Legendary Beatles producer George Martin dies

By Jim Long
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Obituary | George Martin, the producer who guided The Beatles to astounding heights, has died. No cause was given for Martin’s death, but his manager said he died…

Joey Feek of Joey + Rory dies at age 40

By Mickey McLean
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Obituary | Joey Feek, who with her husband Rory formed the award-winning country duo Joey + Rory, died Friday at age 40, according to their manager. Feek, who was…

Positive force

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Remembering Earth, Wind & Fire’s Maurice White

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