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The Big Hurt: Gn’r Go Vegas! Stapp Tells All! Kenny G Bombshell!

Brace yourself, guy who still has tremendous respect for GUNS N' ROSES, because I have some troubling news: the band is planning a 12-night Vegas residency at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Music News in Brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  August 24, 2012
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Hearing voices

Don’t be fooled by its textbook appearance — How To Wreck a Nice Beach (Melville House/Stop Smiling) is hardly a dry anthropological study of “The Vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop,” as the subtitle suggests.
Dave Tompkins chases the Vocoder
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 14, 2010
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Leonard Cohen at the Wang Theatre

Leonard Cohen at the Wang Theatre
No way to say goodbye
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  June 05, 2009
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The Big Hurt: Clench and release

For your edifying consumption, another stroll through the wasteland of godawful publicity.
Smooth jazz, revenge fantasies, and . . . wangs
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 23, 2009
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Various Artists | Tom Feminino/Tom Masculino

These two compilations of female and male singers addressing the Jobim songbook span five decades of idiosyncratic interpretations by a galaxy of mostly Brazilian stars.  
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By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  October 22, 2008
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Gift rap

Boston hip-hop promoter Edu Leedz celebrated his 29th birthday in carnal mediæval-king fashion. The only thing missing was a three-pound turkey leg for Leedz to gnaw on.
Edu Leedz blows out the candles
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 15, 2008


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Punch lines

A tide of laughter breaks over comedian Eddie Brill as his high-speed spiel about an antic bar pick-up recounted in a string of clichés halts.
Eddie Brill and the Boston Comedy Festival
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 01, 2007
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Urban bards

“You’ll find us. We’ll sound like Kenny G on acid.”
The summer sidewalk subculture that enlivens the city all year round
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  August 01, 2007
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Folk hero

Richard Thompson’s fans can be a bit smug about the singer/guitarist’s ongoing failure to achieve a commercial breakthrough.
Richard Thompson’s Free Reed box
By BRETT MILANO  |  March 29, 2006