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Another Interesting Year in Music

Another Interesting Year in Music

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On Some Alternative Rock Albums in 2014 part 3 of 3 This is the conclusion of a three-part article listing new albums that were released in 2014. They prove that there will always be

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Another Interesting Year in Music

Another Interesting Year in Music

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(On Some Alternative Rock / New Wave Albums in 2014) (part 2) In the last issue, I featured 25 Alternative Rock albums that were released in 2014. They are proofs that there would always

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Another Interesting Year in Music

Another Interesting Year in Music

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On Some Alternative Rock / New Wave Albums in 2014 (part 1) As I have done for a few years now, I write my end-of-the-year article listing albums released in the previous year. This

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Have a Taste of Persian World Music

Have a Taste of Persian World Music

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An Album Review of Sehrang’s Dar Lahze, 2014 The force of World music is strong in this one. In Dar Lahze, the début album of Sehrang, the cultural origin of its members is inevitably

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Have a Taste of Contemporary Jazz Music

Have a Taste of Contemporary Jazz Music

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An Album Review of Michael Sarian’s ‘Subtitles,’ 2014 My number-one favorite jazz piece remains to be “Feels So Good” (1977) by the American flugelhorn and trumpet player and composer Chuck Mangione. Surprisingly, the second

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The Vox behind Adia Still Shines On

The Vox behind Adia Still Shines On

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On Sarah McLachlan & Her Music Sarah McLachlan was among the female Alternative Pop artists who shot to commercial popularity amidst the Alternative Rock music explosion in the 1990s—alongside the likes of Alanis Morissette,

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Beyond and Behind the Solo Philippine Artist Known as Bamboo

Beyond and Behind the Solo Philippine Artist Known as Bamboo

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Many people know Bamboo because of his being a currently popular singer and TV personality in the Philippines, especially as a coach in the reality-television singing competition The Voice of the Philippines. However, what

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Have I Told You that, Lately…

Have I Told You that, Lately…

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Rod Stewart’s Enduring Musical Legacy The legendary singer Rod Stewart had a concert at MTS Centre on August 8. And it was not just a typical run-of-the-mill, mediocre karaoke-type sing-along show that many Pop

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Have I Told You that, Lately…

Have I Told You that, Lately…

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(On Rod Stewart’s Enduring Musical Legacy) The enduring and legendary singer Rod Stewart had a concert at MTS Centre on August 8. And it was not just a typical run-of-the-mill karaoke-type sing-along show that

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