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Monthly Archive for April, 2011

“Thomas Hampson possesses one of the most rich and mellow baritone voices of the postwar generations, complete with ringing top notes.” –All Music Guide Check Our Catalog

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ARC Ensemble: Two Roads to Exile

“The ARC in ARC Ensemble stands for Artists of the Royal Conservatory. This group is led by Simon Wynberg and is made up of faculty members of the Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory of Music. They are singularly devoted to reviving unjustly neglected repertoire…The concert series listings read like a who’s who of [...]

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Radiohead: The King of Limbs

“Where “In Rainbows’’ was mellow but brisk…these songs are eerie and insidious, creeping like shadows — and, often because of the haunting voice of Thom Yorke, the occasional chill.” –The Boston Globe Check Our Catalog

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Adam Lambert: Glam Nation Live

Check Our Catalog “If there’s any newish pop act worthy of a live release, it’s American Idol runner-up Lambert, whose vocal acrobatics make this a terrific complement to his 2009 solo debut. Because he incubated before us in a perform-or-die setting, Lambert’s ability to work a crowd is audible.” –Entertainment Weekly

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Lauren Pritchard: Wasted in Jackson

Check Our Catalog “The technicalities of Lauren’s soul pipes and general feeling are in fine fettle and she clearly has a big future whatever road she wishes to wander down. She is a breath of fresh air and has the potential to become a big star.” –BBC Music

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Check Our Catalog “To commemorate the close of the New York Mets’ historic Shea Stadium, the powers that be brought in the one local superstar who could pay tribute to this quintessential New York landmark: the one and only Billy Joel. He assembled a killer lineup of guest stars topped by Sir Paul McCartney, whose [...]

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Check Our Catalog “Any song that evokes laughter, tears, and soul-searching can be considered a success. Lori McKenna has been successful for a long time, but her latest release, Lorraine, out today, is a real high-water mark for the Stoughton singer-songwriter, featuring 13 perfectly crafted gems of observational insight.” –The Boston Globe

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Check Our Catalog “King Sunny Ade is the undisputed king of juju music, the dance-inspiring hybrid of western pop and traditional African music with roots in the guitar tradition of Nigeria. Although he’s yet to equal the success that he enjoyed with his early-’80s albums and American tours, Ade and his band, His African Beats, [...]

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Check Our Catalog “In the tradition of Bob Marley, Alpha Blondy, and his African griot caste, Tiken Jah Fakoly emerged in the late ’90s as Africa’s premier social critic through reggae. Taking on the mantel of a history keeper, Fakoly wrote lyrics that documented events of his times and the oppression of his people.” –All [...]

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Jennifer Hudson: I Remember Me

Check Our Catalog “Standing sure-footed on the other side of personal tragedy, she vibrantly vocalizes her renewed sense of self throughout an album that doubles as a soulful reflection on life and love.” –Billboard

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Check Our Catalog “They dress like it’s 1954, and sing like it, too — the album mixes country, folk and classic pop. They’re also boundless fun.”–Rolling Stone

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