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Crossword: ''The Future Is Now''

... And they got it wrong.
... And they got it wrong
By MATT JONES  |  March 05, 2010
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Flanagan’s empire

Once a staple of the pages of The NewPaper (original incarnation of The Providence Phoenix ), Warwick-born Bill Flanagan went on to become a prominent rock journalist whose credits include U2: At the End of the World , the definitive portrait of on
Native son Bill Flanagan — novelist and MTV executive — dissusses big books, musical longevity, Irish Catholicism, and behind the music.
By MICHAEL ATCHISON  |  February 05, 2010
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Concertizing

When I reach John Hollenbeck by phone, he's on a sojourn typical of the modern itinerant composer — a week-long teaching residency.
John Hollenbeck plays New Year's Eve! Plus, the Rempis/Rosaly duo
By JON GARELICK  |  December 18, 2009
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More than guitar

"I like using songs to change the environment — to get the listener's ear to be a little skewed."
Julian Lage's talent isn't just in his fingers
By JON GARELICK  |  September 11, 2009
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Scholarship gigs

When in 1999 Björn Wennås moved from Sweden to Boston to study jazz guitar, he hardly imagined that he'd one day be playing in an ensemble that specializes in Italian folk music of the 12th to 19th centuries.
Newpoli and Steven Bernstein do their homework
By JON GARELICK  |  July 24, 2009
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Back to the future

Since leaving Roomful of Blues, the vintage guitar hero Duke Robillard has moved forward by reaching back into the annals of American blues, swing, jazz, and R&B and by doing so, he’s told a pretty incredible story.
Duke Robillard unveils Sunny and Her Joy Boys
By BOB GULLA  |  October 22, 2008


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Walking the line

Duke Robillard comes out Swingin’.
Duke Robillard comes out Swingin’
By BOB GULLA  |  May 28, 2008
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Norman Granz Presents Improvisation

The 1950 footage is only part of the story: the program is fleshed out with equally dazzling later performances.
Eagle Eye
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  January 14, 2008
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In action

In the era of YouTube, we’re apt to forget that not every note of music ever played has been captured on film or video.
The ‘Jazz Icons’ DVDs
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  November 26, 2007

Lucky 13


Our producers Hall of Fame
By MATT ASHARE  |  October 17, 2007
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Editors' picks: Romance

Sloane Design, Sal's Productions, Mill's Creek Natural Market, and more.
Best humor in your bouquet, best romantic vista, best hot liquid sin, and more
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX STAFF  |  April 17, 2007


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The roots of rock

In 1939 Arthur Goldberg went to Hollywood and crowned himself Art Rupe, a suitably slick moniker for an entrepreneur in the booming post-war culture industry.
Concord unearths the Specialty catalog
By WAYNE MARSHALL  |  January 02, 2007

Flashbacks: March 24

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Chris Brook and Ian Sands.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.  
By EDITORIAL  |  March 22, 2006