Sunday, July 13, 2014 Tammuz 15, 5774
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Talk about noteworthy family genes. When you're the grandson of the revered Richard Rodgers and cousin to hot-shot contemporary Broadway composer Adam Guettel, getting your voice heard in the chorus of huzzahs for the others may prove difficult. But Peter Melnick has his own song to sing, and sing it well - and write it well - he does on...
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Off the Beaten Track
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
Power pop is neither powerful nor popular right now. It's been a long time since the upper-middle-class fans at folk festivals were just folks. Alt-rock used to be an alternative to junk; now it's just as likely to be awful. There's no jazz in soft jazz, no blues in R&B and definitely no gay in reggae. Now add Americana to...
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Larry Kane''s got a ticket to write. It''s been stamped, punched, approved and validated in the best way possible: The broadcaster''s first two books have been best-sellers - one about his love affair with Philly; the other as being the lone ranger on the road accompanying the Beatles on their first American tours in the ''60s. Now, Lennon Revealed reveals...
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M.J. Fine, JE Feature
On "With God on Our Side," from 1964's "The Times They Are A-Changin'," Bob Dylan called out war-mongers, religious hypocrites and the history books that spread their distortions. What I know about Dylan comes from sources that are just as selective. Once upon a time, there was a Minnesota boy named Robert Zimmerman. Like a lot of Jewish immigrants, he...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
The soft notes sound as if they were coming from an elegant music box sitting in a young girl's all-pink bedroom. Shira Yevin dances on stage accordingly, with one hand on top of her head as she spins gracefully to the soothing melodies. With a powerful crash of an electric guitar, followed by a piercing back-up of bass and electronic...
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