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After Sandy Hook, A Saxophonist Remembers A 'Beautiful Life'

Jimmy Greene's new album is dedicated to his daughter, one of the 20 children killed in the elementary school shooting. "She showed love," he says, "to everybody she came in contact with."
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Thompson Family's Musical Sweater: 'Smells Funny, Lot Of Personality'

Folk heroes Richard and Linda Thompson split up, creatively and romantically, in the early 1980s. Now their son Teddy has brought them together — along with other family members — for a new album.
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For The Season, Trio Mediaeval Spans Centuries

The Norwegian group has a age-old salve for those who can't stand "Jingle Bell Rock" — 15th-century English carols.
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In Bowling Alleys And In Rock Clubs, The Dude Abides

The Big Lebowski star Jeff Bridges is known as an actor, but he's been playing music for just as long. "Whenever I'm working, I'll have my guitar with me," he says.
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In 'The Homesman,' Wind Is The Sound Of Insanity

Two composers became instrument builders to score the film, set in the pioneer days of the American West. "We both knew what the movie sounded like. We just had to find it," Tommy Lee Jones says.
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Bryan Adams Celebrates The Classics On New Covers Album

The Canadian musician leaves the singing of his songs to karaoke stars around the world, and instead goes for hits by Bob Dylan, Ray Charles and others on Tracks Of My Years.
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'Only The Truth' Gets At Reality Through Legend

An opera nominated for a Latin Grammy explores Mexico's current political climate. It's based on a fictional bandida who continues to inspire fear and admiration along the border.
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Motown's Jimmy Ruffin Dies; Sang 'What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted'

Singer Jimmy Ruffin, who was born in Mississippi but lent his soulful voice to hits for Detroit's Motown Records, died Monday at age 78, according to reports.
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Joyful Opera Performed In Nazi Concentration Camp Revived In Chicago

While the Nazis may have used the children's opera Brundibár as a propaganda tool, it also was a symbol of hope for the children who performed it. It is now a way to remember profound loss.
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Music Review: 'Here is Barbara Lynn' Reissue

Singer and guitarist Barbara Lynn is well-known for her classic late '60s soul music sound. Back then, she toured with James Brown and Otis Redding, and appeared on American Bandstand. Now, Atlantic Records has reissued her third album on vinyl.

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