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AUSTIN, Texas -- On the last night of this year's South by Southwest music festival -- when many attendees were probably thinking about spending the next several weeks lying down in a quiet room -- Prince threw a party that nobody wanted to leave....
RedEye special contributor***1/2 (out of four) When you're in love, there's no way to look cool. In theory, love's a graceful, sophisticated experience, but in practice it's full of silly pet names and stupid inside jokes – things that make the other person laugh and...
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Was Aretha Franklin's concert at Harrison Opera House in Norfolk on Saturday a triumphant romp through R&B history or an expensive disappointment? That depends, I suppose, on your expectations. Franklin, 70, brought a big band to Norfolk. There were...
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RedEye Sound BoardCody Chesnutt believes in taking his time. He earned widespread critical praise for his first album, the lo-fi, double disc “The Headphone Masterpiece” in 2002, when Chesnutt also lent his voice to the Roots’ “The Seed 2.0”-...
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For Lupe Fiasco, it was in some ways a heartbreaking year. In an interview last summer with MTV he broke down as he watched a 2006 video of himself and friends in his old West Side neighborhood, the laughter and easy camaraderie undercut by the...
After a hearty "1, 2, 3, 4!" Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band dived into "Land of Hope of Dreams," in which the rocker opened "121212: The Concert for Sandy Relief" on an inspiring note, singing: Leave behind your sorrows Let this day be the last...
Meshell Ndegeocello's place in pop culture has shrunk since her mid-'90s days on MTV. But her talent has only grown. In October the New York-based singer-bassist released the stunningly beautiful "Pour Une Âme Souveraine," a collection of songs written or...
Luck: The Complete First Season HBO, $59.99; Blu-ray, $79.98 The HBO horse-racing drama "Luck" was canceled after several animals died during the course of the production — which is unfortunate because of the loss of the horses and the loss of...
Lehigh Valley Music presents FESTBLOGPHILADELPHIA -- Last time Bruce Springsteen came through Philadelphia in March, he had a lot on his mind: The June 2011 death of his longtime sax player and onstage foil Clarence Clemmons and his somber new album “Wrecking Ball,” which......
Terry Callier, a singer-songwriter who captivated a cult following with his quietly hypnotic baritone voice and hard-to-classify music that combined elements of folk, blues and jazz, died of cancer Oct. 27 at a hospital in Chicago. He was 67. Callier...
There are many reasons to genuflect at the humble altar of music, booze and camaraderie known as Tobacco Road that have nothing to do with its unlikely centennial, being celebrated with a party on Saturday. No. 1 is its mere existence. If it’s been...
RedEye Sound Board*** (out of 4) If you yearn for the days of the signature sound from classic record labels like Stax, Volt, or Vee-Jay, then holy hell is this is record right up your alley. Chesnutt actually record a lot of his long-awaited follow-up to 2002’s...
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