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Interview: Jules Grison, Star of ‘Formidable!’ Celebrating Charles Aznavour

'We have a story for the first part because we want to show Montmartre in Paris. We want to show the jazz clubs like we find today in New York. In France in the 1950s there were jazz clubs in Paris. It’s not the same now.'

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Making Music: An Overview of Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Nineteen years removed from Theaudience, Bextor's catalog runs six solo albums deep with this year's 'Familia' as proof of her power. Bextor's grasp of pop music shows an awareness that the genre isn't solely beholden to four-on-the-floor ideas; this knowledge has led her to outfox predecessors and lap contemporaries. This overview acts as an introduction to one of the brightest voices in contemporary pop.

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Video Interview: Singer Patrizio Buanne at the Friars Club

In concert, and as I found out in person as you can see in the video interview below from the Friars Club in New York, Patrizio's charm, unforgettable persona, and anointed voice allow him to revel in interpreting pop songs and Italian and international standards, leading to millions of album sales globally.

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Music Review: Fela Kuti – ‘Box Set 3’ (Curated by Brian Eno)

After countless listens, I feel as if I both know Fela Kuti more than I ever knew any other African artist before, and also how little I appreciated the struggles and injustices that take place across the world in other people’s hometowns or communities. It takes a strong light to shine down on some of the darkest days in the shadow. Thank god Fela Kuti burned as bright as he did for our awareness.

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Music Review: Frank Zappa – ‘ZAPPAtite: Frank Zappa’s Tastiest Tracks’

From the sonic exuberance of “Dancin’ Fool” and “Tell Me You Love Me” to the funky dissonance of “You Are What You Is” and “Joe’s Garage” to the bathroom-humor excellence of “Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow” and “Titties and Beer,” this album will give you just as much of a “taste” for Frank Zappa’s music as his son’s "Zappa Plays Zappa" did for me some eight years ago.

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Music Review: My Chemical Romance – ‘The Black Parade / Living With Ghosts’ [10th Anniversary Edition]

If you’re not a fan of the band but want to experience one of the more potent albums to come from the wave of bands labeled as “emo” during the last decade, then you should definitely consider this landmark release from My Chemical Romance.

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