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Book Review: ‘The Book of Dust Volume 1: La Belle Sauvage’ by Philip Pullman

'The Book of Dust Volume 1: La Belle Sauvage' by Philip Pullman is a wonderful book which should please any who read and enjoyed 'His Dark Materials'. It promises to be every bit as interesting and exciting as the previous series.

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Music Review: Various Artists – ‘Jesus Rocked the Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel 1951-1965’

jesus rocked the jukebox gospel music

Concord Music assembled this blast of classic gospel from the 1950s and '60s expressly to show the direct and multifaceted influence of gospel music on secular soul and rock 'n' roll. In addition to its historical and musicological interest, it's pure enjoyment any old way (but if you have a record player, get the 3-LP vinyl edition.)

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‘Hello Grappa’ Tasting. Learning the Ins and Outs of Sophisitcated Italian Deliciousness

Mazzetti d'Altavilla Grappa di Moscato (Piemonte) 40%, Hello Grappa tasting, The Michelangelo

How well do you know Grappa? Probably not well at all unless you have an Italian heritage or you enjoy drinking fine Brandy. Grappa is a spirit with its foundations in wine. On 11 October at The Michelangelo in New York City, Scott Rosenbaum, Grappa expert, opened the doors into …

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