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Alice Cooper Shocked and Rocked the Cummings

Alice Cooper Shocked and Rocked the Cummings

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(August 28, 2018, Burton Cummings Theatre, Downtown Winnipeg) The drizzle last night did not deter the expectant crowd from trekking to Burton Cummings Theatre to behold Alice Cooper’s electrifying freak show. Too early for

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Favorite Albums Part 7

Favorite Albums Part 7

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Filipino Alternative Music Typically, when music enthusiasts are asked to list their favorite albums, their tendency is to pick from non-Filipino artists. Perhaps because commercial radio usually focus on foreign music. Because of that—to

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Favorite Albums Part 6

Favorite Albums Part 6

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Back to 1973 Progressive Rock When I’m in the mood for some cerebral music, I listen to either Classical or Progressive Rock. Some of my favorite Progressive Rock albums were released in 1973. I

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Favorite (’80s-Released) Albums (Part 5)

Favorite (’80s-Released) Albums (Part 5)

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Here are 13 of my favorite 1980s-released albums. My having discovered as early as the late ’70s to the early ’80s bands like Blondie (“Heart of Glass”), The Cars (“My Best Friend’s Girl”), The

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Favorite Album Part 4

Favorite Album Part 4

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Metal is another broad genre of music, from the sappiest and catchiest Glam/Pop Metal ballads to the most brutal Death Metal grinders, to the most blasphemous Black Metal rituals and the most neck-breaking Thrash

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Favorite Albums Part 3

Favorite Albums Part 3

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For this issue, I have featured four of my favorite albums that featured complex music. David Bowie – David Bowie (1967) (“Uncle Arthur”) I first heard the music of David Bowie in the ’70s

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Favorite Albums Part 2

Favorite Albums Part 2

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For this issue, I focused on my favorite Punk-classifiable albums. Of course, when talking about Punk music, the usual suspects would be The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, The Clash, and Dead Kennedys—which I personally

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Favorite Albums Part 1

Favorite Albums Part 1

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Every music fan surely has her own favorite songs or, better yet, albums that she will surely carry with her on a no-return trip to a deserted island. And the reasons behind such choices

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Music Is for Anyone who Wants to Listen to It

Music Is for Anyone who Wants to Listen to It

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An acquaintance that he developed a sense of ownership for all the songs that he fell in love with during his youth, to the point that when such songs started to become commercialized or

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