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Photos: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Big Freedia, Creole Wild West, Danny Barnes, Dr. John, Dave Bartholomew, Pine Leaf Boys, Tom Jones, Washboard Chaz and Zion Harmonizers perform live at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival from April 27–May 6, 2011.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival | April 27–May 6, 2011
By JON GARELICK  |  May 13, 2011
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Playing pretty at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

An accordion blasted a few bars of a two-step and then stopped. "That's the only Cajun music you'll hear on this stage," said Colin Meloy. The Decemberists were making their New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival debut on the Fais Do-Do stage, which is
Anthems and praise songs
By JON GARELICK  |  May 13, 2011
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Dean Ford is Deaf. Dumb. In Love.

Dean Ford renews, this week, his membership in the cult of pop with the release of Deaf. Dumb. In Love. , a six-song EP filled with love songs and general guy-girl drama in the classic poodle skirt tradition.
Say, say, say
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 11, 2011
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Tom Jones | Praise and Blame

Is it possible that Tom Jones, at age 70, is only now using everything he's got to his best advantage?
Lost Highway (2010)
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  July 30, 2010

Pulling the strings

Bourgeois society has always been an easy target because it has always been such a broad one.
Brown’s Lulu is a tragic farce
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  March 12, 2010
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Creedence-meets-Waylon

No, there will not be country-fried rockabilly renditions of Kilgore Smudge tunes at the Blackstone when ex-Kilgore frontman Jay Berndt resurrects the Revival Preachers (myspace.com/jayberndt) in what will be only their second show since 2005 (the boys
Jay Berndt resurrects the Revival Preachers
By CHRIS CONTI  |  June 05, 2009


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The way things will be

The Goodnight Process have a little bit of the next-big-thing about them.
The Goodnight Process offer a strong debut
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  March 11, 2009
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Open House

I put on the obligatory hard hat and walk through the doors of what used to be Avalon on Lansdowne Street, across from Fenway Park. To the layman — me — it's all dust, noise, metal, and mess.
After more than a year of construction and relative quiet, the Lansdowne Street music scene is about to be reborn
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 04, 2009
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Tom Jones | 24 Hours

At 68, Tom Jones has decided it's about time he became a songwriter.
S-Curve (2008)
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  December 02, 2008
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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
By DAVID THORPE  |  September 08, 2008
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Light and dark

Fusionworks Dance Company has always presented a variety of contemporary pieces by a wide range of choreographers, with an emphasis on the work of artistic director Deb Meunier.
Fusionworks’ captivating mood swings
By JOHNETTE RODRIGUEZ  |  March 19, 2008


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Masterpieces and mysteries

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that there cannot be too many Jane Austen adaptations for film and television.
‘The Complete Jane Austen’ on WGBH, and making book on the Austen detectives
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 14, 2008
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Myth and legend

With no ado, here are some of the last year’s theatrical highlights.
Portland theatre: 2007 in review
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  December 19, 2007
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Playlist: September 7, 2007

"Rubberneckin'," "Chills and Fever," "Doin' the Banana Split," and more
The Beat Train: “Top Five Absolutely Insane Buttshakin’ Dance-Floor Killers by Cool Cats You May Have Mistaken for Squares”
By THE BEAT TRAIN  |  September 04, 2007
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Cooking with Joe

Some rock stars travel with personal chefs. Joe Perry brings a grill — a Weber.
Aerosmith’s lead guitarist has grill, will travel
By MATT ASHARE  |  September 04, 2007
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Moral flexibility

As a professional morality consultant stands naked and busted in a young woman’s closet, we in the audience receive a rather acute observation about virtue.
Investigating the darkness with Tom Jones
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 08, 2007


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Music and fashion

Since it turns out that the Evil Empire actually does suck this year, let’s start this summer preview off with Joe Boyd’s famous Faustian bargain
Summer theater brings exposure to new and old
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 13, 2007
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September songs

“Try to remember the kind of September/When life was slow and oh, so mellow,” sings El Gallo at the top of The Fantasticks .
Invincible Summer ; The Fantasticks ; I Have Before Me a Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady from Rwanda
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  April 10, 2007
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Ah, youth!

This imaginative and flawlessly performed staging of The Fantasticks  sets off every spark in this fireworks celebration of youth.
Trinity Rep’s spirited The Fantasticks
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 10, 2007
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Stacked deck

Kenneth MacMillan’s Manon is Romeo and Juliet ’s ugly stepsister.
The Royal Ballet’s Manon
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 21, 2006

Super Diamond

Neil Diamond himself occupies a cultural space not far from Tom Jones: older folks love him genuinely, and the younger set do so too, only with a little tongue-in-cheek.
Guilty pleasures
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  May 01, 2006


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ID Check: Glenn Troy

The pre-pre-release listening party for the lounge demo tracks of the Yukonn MC, a/k/a the Grizzly (“I never shave and I’m grimy”), is so exclusive, so “top secret,” that only two people are invited: the Yukonn and me.
Lounge swinger
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  April 07, 2006
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Going on sale, April 7, 2006

Tony Bennett, Tom Jones, Styx and more
The latest news from the concert-ticket trade
By WILL SPITZ  |  April 04, 2006

Grow jobs

Until a few years ago, Tom Hubbard didn't put much stock in penis enlargement.
  Why penis enlargement is poised to become the next big thing
By CHRIS WRIGHT  |  March 27, 2006