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Book Review: ‘The Grateful Dead FAQ’ by Tony Sclafani

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It's like a Wiki-Dead-a-Pedia. Read More »

TV Review: Orchestra of Exiles

Orchestra of Exiles is the fascinating story of one man's quest to form the Palestine Symphony Orchestra in the 1930s. Read More »

Book Review: Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown’s First Superstar by Peter Benjaminson

Does the new biography of Mary Wells capture the spirit of the late soul singer? Read More »

Book Review: Bruce by Peter Ames Carlin

Springsteen biography looks to The Boss' past to present a multifaceted view. Read More »

Book Review: Ukulele Heroes by Ian Whitcomb

A fast, witty, entertaining look at the history of the ukulele in popular music. Read More »

Book Review: Abbey Road To Ziggy Stardust: Off the Record with The Beatles, Bowie, Elton and So Much More by Ken Scott and Bobby Owinski

Ken Scott has produced some of the mightiest music of the 20th Century and has written a book about it. Read More »

Book Review: Up Front and Center: New Orleans Music at the End of the 20th Century by Jay Mazza

New Orleans' musical scene flourishes at the end of the 20th century Read More »

Book Review: When I Left Home: My Story by Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy’s autobiography goes behind the scenes of the great Chicago Blues renaissance and beyond. Read More »

Book Review: Neil Young FAQ: Everything Left to Know About the Iconic and Mercurial Rocker by Glen Boyd

Boyd deftly juggles arcane and eminent facts in his exploration of the forever-in-flux artist, from his Canadian beginnings to California boom, and from “Mr. Soul” to Motown soul. Yes: Motown! Read More »

Book Review: Harlem Jazz Adventures: A European Baron’s Memoir 1934 -1969 by Baron Timme Rosenkrantz

A lively and engaging look at the golden age of jazz. Read More »