Two degrees from Stanford aren't your usual recipe for hip hop credibility, but Korean rapper Tablo found success at the top of the charts. That was, until a single rumor set websites ablaze with pop-culture paranoia and conspiracy.
The legendary brass group has been pleasing crowds for decades with a repertoire that mixes classic and modern compositions with Dixieland, jazz and Broadway. Tuba player and founding member Chuck Daellenbach says the band brings a playful approach to its stage show to build an audience for brass.
"To chant, to sing, engages one's whole being," says Brother Christian Leisy of the Monastery of Christ in the Desert. The Benedictine monks who live outside Santa Fe have released an album of Gregorian chant.
Rollie Pemberton often wrote about about his hometown of Edmonton, Alberta when he was its poet laureate. But running parallel to that career was one in hip-hop. As Cadence Weapon, Pemberton remains locally minded on his third album, Hope in Dirt City.
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