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Old-time bangers

The one element needed when revitalizing a neglected canon? Verve. Ever since the Carolina Chocolate Drops hit the trad-acoustic scene a few years ago, they've kept this notion front and center.
The Carolina Chocolate Drops hit the red zone
By JIM MACNIE  |  January 22, 2010
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They get ill

Jocko Henderson, Lady B, Schoolly D, Jazzy Jeff, and The Roots
Five Philly rap essentials
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 29, 2009
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Botswana beauty

As any fan of traditional mysteries knows, a good detective must pay attention to details. And Precious Ramotswe, the founder of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, finds that truer than most.
HBO does Alexander McCall Smith proud
By CLEA SIMON  |  March 16, 2009
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Review: Musiq Soulchild | Onmyradio

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By MIKAEL WOOD  |  December 15, 2008
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Show and tell

After a brief late-December break from the usual boatload of good shows, the flood picks up right where it left off in early January.
A whole new year of live music
By WILL SPITZ  |  January 04, 2008
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Going on sale: December 14, 2007

Holy Fuck, Mika, Liars, and more.
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  December 12, 2007


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The big apple

With his big, bearish presence and Buddha-like air of reflective certitude, Rick Rubin has been christened savior of the music industry.
iTunes is still the answer
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 04, 2007
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Sergio Mendes

Better known for packaging ’60s samba and bossa nova into stylized, radio-ready novelties for the US market than for breaking any new ground, venerable piano wiz Sergio Mendes enlists the cream of contempo hip-pop/R&B (the Roots, John Legend, Q-Tip
TIMELESS | Concord/Picante  
By KEN MICALLEF  |  January 23, 2006
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SA-RA CREATIVE PARTNERS

A brief intro to the eternally fashion-forward bi-coastal production trio before these newest signees to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. imprint unleash their big splash later this year.
SECOND TIME AROUND | Sound In Color
By JAMIN WARREN  |  January 17, 2006