Monday , May 20 2024

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Music Reviews: The Wandering Hearts, plus Domenic Cicala, the HawtThorns, Dawn Landes, and the Glass Hours         

Wandering Hearts

The new album from the Wandering Hearts features upbeat, radio-friendly melodies and evokes 1960s and 1970s work by acts such as Fleetwood Mac, Simon and Garfunkel, and the Mamas and the Papas.

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Music and Book Reviews: Wonder Women of Country, plus Thee Sinseers, Matt Blake, Pete Ham, and Eddie Hinton

onder Women of Country

Texas-based trio Wonder Women of Country consists of longtime alt-country artist Kelly Willis; Melissa Carper, whose excellent 'Ramblin’ Soul' appeared in 2022; and Brennen Leigh.

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Music Reviews: ‘New Guitars in Town’ (a Power-Pop Anthology), plus Christian Parker, Ted Russell Kamp, Marcia Griffiths, Willie Lindo

New Guitars in Town

Reviews: an anthology of UK power pop, plus Christian Parker, Ted Russell Kamp, and reggae from 1974.

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Concert Review: American Symphony Orchestra – Arnold Schoenberg, ‘Gurre-Lieder’ (22 March 2024, NYC)

Krysty Swann with the American Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leon Botstein

The Bard Festival Chorale and soloists joined Leon Botstein and the ASO for Schoenberg's massively orchestrated, rarely heard cantata.

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Music & Film Reviews: Dion’s ‘Girl Friends’ and the Rolling Stones ‘Live at the Wiltern,’ plus John Smith and Doris Troy

Dion Girl Friends

Dion duets with female artists on a new album proving that he can still make great music well into his 80s.

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Concert Review: “From My Life” – Chamber Music of Dvořák, Beethoven, Smetana with Alexander Sitkovetsky, Wu Qian, Nicholas Canellakis

Composer Bedřich Smetana monument in Prague

What's happening in composers' lives often reverberates in the music they produce. The Asepct Chamber Music Series explored this at a revealing concert.

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