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Temptation: Some Like It Hot

Cole Porter and I disagree about love. He's always too darn hot. Me? I'm like a lizard: the weather heats me up.
A Martha's Vineyard lust odyssey
By ELIZABETH WEIL  |  June 18, 2010
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Temptation: Some Like It Hot

Cole Porter and I disagree about love. He's always too darn hot. Me? I'm like a lizard: the weather heats me up.
A Martha's Vineyard lust odyssey
By ELIZABETH WEIL  |  June 18, 2010
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New stuff

One thing that impressed me was that dance invention seems to be making a comeback as a major challenge for young choreographers after years of being stirred into the multimedia stew.
Pacific Northwest Ballet, Twyla Tharp, and much more in New York
By MARCIA B. SIEGEL  |  January 22, 2010
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Various Artists | Comfusões

The Portuguese pun on this compilation's title suggests both "confusions" and "with fusions."
Out/Here (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  July 31, 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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Interview: Michael Lang

"At the end, he talks about how wonderful it was, but throughout the entire day, Pete Townshend was like the Grinch that stole Christmas. He was uptight, miserable, hated being there, and wanted to go home."
Going back to Woodstock
By ROB TURBOVSKY  |  July 24, 2009


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Swede relief

“It’s great to be back here,” intoned lead Soundtracker Ebbot Lundberg, looking not completely unlike Brendan Gleeson unconvincingly playing St. Francis Of Assisi.
Soundtrack of Our Lives, live at the Paradise, March 9, 2009
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  March 12, 2009

Nightwatch

Who's got the funk?
Providence gripped by funk shortage
By PHILIP EIL  |  December 29, 2008
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The cyborg and the sistah

What’s in a fantasy world?
Janet’s Discipline and Badu’s New AmErykah
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  March 17, 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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Choir boy

Former Dismemberment Plan frontman Travis Morrison has a new album, and though he says it’s not a solo disc, you’d be forgiven for thinking so.
Travis Morrison and his Hellfighters
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  November 15, 2007


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Rooting for Rhythm

You can bet that this week Rhythm & Roots Festival producer Chuck Wentworth will be spending a lot of time looking up at the sky — and hoping.
Digging deep in Charlestown; plus, the Complaints
By BOB GULLA  |  August 28, 2007
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Zap Mama

Any similarities between Zap Mama 2007 and the group who bore that name in 1990 is purely coincidental.
Supermoon | Heads up
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  July 30, 2007
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Before and after the Riot

When Sly Stone sang “Listen to the voices,” who could have known that, in just three years, voices of an entirely different sort would take him over?
Sly Stone’s lost utopia
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  June 12, 2007
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Robert Randolph & The Family Band

The disc captures the adrenal rush of the live shows from Randolph and his cousins, a hypercaffeinated mix of classic rock, blues, slow-grind R&B, and Sly Stone–style funk.
Colorblind | Warner Bros.
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 17, 2006
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No success like failure

The wild, idle guessing game over the Roots’ Game Theory and OutKast’s Idlewild is finished.
The Roots and OutKast step into the future
By FRANKLIN SOULTS  |  October 03, 2006


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Syd Barrett

Without meaning to, Barrett invented one of rock’s enduring archetypes: the visionary who burns brightly just long enough to become a bona fide star before plummeting into introversion and, in this case, a silence lasting more than 30 years.
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By FRANKLIN BRUNO  |  July 21, 2006
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Royal resurgence?

“Only the greats have somewhere to come down from,” wrote the late critic Ian McDonald.
Prince returns to his ’80s roots
By ELIOT WILDER  |  April 18, 2006