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Music and DVD Review: Pete Seeger ‘Pete-Pak’: ‘pete’ and ‘Living Music Festival’ with Paul Winter Consort

In his old age Pete Seeger was a towering near-deity to the Hudson Valley folkies I know, those who'd had the opportunity to know or at least run into the man whom I've come to think of as folk music's Great Integrator.

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PC Game Review: ‘Homefront: The Revolution’

Some games have such terrific concepts and ideas that you try very hard to like them more than they deserve. Homefront: The Revolution from Deep Silver is one of those games. It has a great view of a city overrun by foreign parties and the effort to take it all back, …

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Many Happy Returns: ABC (The Band) in Focus, Part 2

'The Lexicon of Love II' bridges two audiences: those with a flash frozen sound of ABC stuck in their ears and stalwarts who’ve journeyed with ABC along their evolutionary track. The real coup of 'The Lexicon of Love II' is that it wins new listeners due to its self-awareness and ability to avoid stagnation―like previous ABC recordings before it.

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Search for God Animates Compelling New ‘Preacher,’ Venerable ‘Supernatural’

What a striking coincidence that two of the most high profile supernatural fantasy shows on TV — ageless Supernatural, now in its eleventh season on The CW, and Preacher, just launched on AMC — revolve around the search for an absentee God. Some of the most profound theological and philosophical questions are being treated matter-of-factly and compellingly on pop TV. What is God’s active role in relation to mankind? To his Creation in general? Does God have a personality? Characteristics? Is he still the vengeful Old Testament God, or has He changed into the New Testament God of mercy?

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