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Summer releases from Brzowski, Pinsky, and more

BRZOWSKI , just back from a Euro tour with MOSHE , has some news to share upon his return.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  May 27, 2011
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Big Star | Keep and Eye on the Sky

Like most Big Star fans, author Robert Gordon overheats a little in the biographical essay that accompanies this handsome four-disc box set.
Rhino (2009)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  December 11, 2009
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Treat of Versailles

It's been a good year: their relentlessly catchy Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix (V2) — whisked into the public ear this year atop Cadillacs via ad-ready singles like "1901" and "Lisztomania" — is about to cause some year-end listomania of its own. Since its
Phoenix please themselves — and you
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  December 04, 2009
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Zip line

There was an extraordinary incident in Akron, Ohio, this past week involving 20-year-old Rydell Brooks, a sophomore guard on the UA Zips basketball team.
Sports blotter: "Guns and skimasks" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  May 28, 2008