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Summer treats

From Andean to zydeco, pick your flavor and there's a summer music festival ready to serve it up.
Whether classical, jazz, pop, or folk, 'tis the season to get out and enjoy the music
By CLEA SIMON  |  June 18, 2010
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Joan Armatrading | This Charming Life

Joan Armatrading’s previous album just didn’t feel right. This Charming Life is more like it.
429 (2010)
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  March 26, 2010
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Review: Speech Debelle | Speech Therapy

It's unfortunate that there's a glass ceiling in the US market for British hip-hop — but for the lovely, clipped London accent that gives truth to Speech Debelle's delivery, this release would be huge stateside.
Big Dada (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  August 07, 2009
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Local color

Bill Flanagan certainly had a lot of himself and Rhode Island to bring to his second novel.
Bill Flanagan’s TV eye shines in New Bedlam
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  August 28, 2007
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Police profile

One of these days, in a British crime movie, there will appear a gangland boss with a fetish for the Police.
They never were your average punks
By JAMES PARKER  |  July 27, 2007
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Morrissey interrupts

Morrissey was playing his first Boston show in three years, and erotic revelation was at hand.
Morrissey, Bank of America Pavilion, June 26, 2007
By JAMES PARKER  |  July 02, 2007


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Holding out Hope

A few weeks ago, I was sitting in a bar having a quiet late-afternoon cocktail when I became aware of an insistent, irritating noise.
Mandy Moore does it her way
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  June 19, 2007
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Force of nature

Tunstall aspires to be “a tomboy who can sing pretty if she wants to but has a really kick-ass, gnarly band.”
KT Tunstall takes the world by storm  
By KEN MICALLEF  |  March 02, 2006