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Music Review: ‘Orange Is the New Black’s’ Lea DeLaria Sings David Bowie on ‘House of David’

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DeLaria is one stylish jazz singer with a voice belied by her television image. Read More »

Book Review: ‘High Country Nocturne’ A Thriller By Jon Talton

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'High Country Nocturne' is an exciting thriller that will make for an excellent summer read. Read More »

Music Reviews: Edsel Gomez, Alex Conde, Pat Bianchi Trio, and Carol Saboya, Antonio Adolpho, and Hendrik Meurkens

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It's time to catch up with some albums that may have gotten lost in the shuffle. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Grace’ by Calvin Baker

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'Grace,' the latest from novelist Calvin Baker, is the story of one man’s quest for love and meaning in a world he has found wanting. Read More »

Music Review: John Roney – ‘Preludes’

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The combination of great music, intelligent improvisation, and solid technique makes for exciting listening. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Losing Faith’ a Legal Thriller by Adam Mitzner

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Adam Mitzner has often been compared with the likes of John Grisham and Scott Turow and Losing Faith is a sign he's ready to join their company. Read More »

Music Review: Kenny Werner – ‘The Melody’

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They are not three musicians working individually; they work together in a kind of mystical union. Read More »

Music Review: Steve Davis’ ‘Say When’ Salutes J. J. Johnson

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'Say When' is another must-have album from Smoke Sessions. Read More »

Music Review: Antonio Sanchez – ‘Three Times Three’ and ‘The Meridian Suite’

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Two new albums from the snubbed composer of the score for the Oscar-winning 'Birdman.' Read More »

Music Review: Tangos by Roger Davidson – ‘Te Extraño Buenos Aires’

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While this musical approach is not particularly adventurous and retro in feel, it is lush and full-blooded; it is music that excites. Read More »