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Conflict or what?
With Passover just around the corner, I detected a decidedly non-kosher element in the Other Paper on Monday.
The Journal takes out an ad; siding with Keith; mad about Phoebe
| April 15, 2011
Excerpt: Evening’s Empire by BIll Flanagan
In this chapter, "The Drugs Don't Work," aging rock star Emerson Cutler and his manager, Jack Flynn, are seeking inspiration — and desperately trying to jumpstart his career.
An excerpt from Bill Flanagan’s new novel, Evening’s Empire , the true story of a band that never existed
| February 05, 2010
Review: Pirate Radio
A rusty, red-painted trawler bobs in the waves of the North Atlantic. Inside is a claustrophobic warren of rooms: tiny, brine-smelling bunks, a well-stocked bar, and, crucially, a broadcast booth, its shelves crammed with the latest 45s and LPs, its turn
Richard Curtis’s boat rocks
| November 13, 2009
Queen Latifah is never going to be Billie Holiday.
Trav'lin Light | Verve
| December 31, 2007
The heart of soul
“At Stax Records, I learned the formula for success,” says William Bell.
At 50, Stax Records keeps on beating
| March 20, 2007
Heartbeat Records’ Studio One reissue series continues not only to shore up the legacy of Studio One honcho Coxsone Dodd but to present an expansive, rich portrait of Jamaican popular music.
More gems from the Studio One vaults
| December 06, 2006
Diamond in the rough
If today’s pop-music business is, as it was in the ’60s, driven largely by songwriters and producers who choose singers to put across their latest concoctions hoping for a hit, why does so much current pop feel so utterly charmless? Jackie DeShannon li
Jackie De Shannon’s eternal promise
| August 01, 2006
This article originally appeared in the July 29, 1986 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Madonna alters female adolescence
| July 26, 2006
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