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Like a mug of hot cocoa after an afternoon of sledding, sometimes a good Christmas gift isn't quite complete without a second one that enhances the pleasures of the first.
Sometimes the best gifts come in pairs
| December 11, 2009
One of the most hotly anticipated concerts of the season will be JOSHUA REDMAN's "Double Trio" concert at Berklee on January 22.
Joshua Redman, Cassandra Wilson, Lionel Loueke, and more
| December 30, 2008
The Big Hurt: Deepest sympathies
One writer to another, I offer Mr. Portnow some freebies he can use to wrap up his next few releases.
Our heartfelt condolences to Usher, Sammy Hagar, Courtney Love, and the Verve
| September 08, 2008
The Night James Brown Saved Boston
The memory of what Brown and White accomplished 40 years ago should endure.
Documentary that situates the concert in a larger context
| August 05, 2008
Just as an attention getter, the title of VH1’s new rock-doc treatment of James Brown’s April 5, 1968, concert at Boston Garden — The Night James Brown Saved Boston — is hard to beat.
James Brown rescues Boston, and a whole lot more
| April 02, 2008
Anat, Elvis, and Jenny
In the wake of a single solo album on her own label in 2005, Anat Cohen is suddenly everywhere.
Looking ahead to Newport Jazz and Folk, and to Jenny Scheinman
| July 30, 2007
The Singing Statesman
It’s hard to imagine a better setting for a two-hour solo performance by one of Brazil’s greatest singer-songwriters.
Gilberto Gil, Zeiterion Theatre, March 21, 2007
| March 27, 2007
Dead, or immortal?
When Chuck D challenges the status quo, a bunch of fortysomethings nod their heads, but Nas can put the young rappers on the defensive.
Nas’s album title challenges a generation
| January 24, 2007
Bad to the bone
What happens when a savvy creative person starts believing his or her own hype?
Has Hank III self-destructed?
| March 13, 2006
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