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Sonnets and songs

Sonnets and songs

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Music | Artists offer musical tributes to William Shakespeare

Four recent albums

Four recent albums

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Music | Fallen Angels Bob Dylan The novelty shock having been absorbed by its immediate predecessor, this album frees listeners to assess soberly both Dylan’s way…

Synthesized life

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Music | Pop icon Prince leaves a memorable, if discordant, legacy

Recent classical albums

Recent classical albums

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Music | Stabat Mater: Manna, Santangelo, Sellitto Abchordis Ensemble [image|number=2|float=right]It’s a shame that, as of this writing, the awkwardly titled (and…

Recent pop-rock albums

Recent pop-rock albums

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Music | Eric Bachmann  Eric Bachmann [image|number=2|float=right]Like his 2006 album To the Races , this latest effort from the Archers of Loaf frontman is…

Blue-collar bard

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Music | Merle Haggard sang the songs of the counter-counterculture

Uncommon talents

Uncommon talents

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Music | Rock Hall of Fame inductees are diverse in ways that matter

Notable recent albums

Notable recent albums

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Music | Coming Home (Deluxe Edition) Leon Bridges [image|number=2|float=right] The original, 10-cut version of this album came out last summer and was instantly…

Rock opposites

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

Livin’ and singin’

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

Notable CDs

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Music | New or recent country albums

Positive force

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

 
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