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Monthly Archives: March 2002
Darden Smith is an accomplised singer-songwriter whose music, like many of his creative peers. is reaching a new peak in his middle years. Several years after being released by a major label, Smith has recorded a collection of personal and … Continue reading
On "Deeper Still," Beth Nielsen Chapman sings inspiring songs drawn from the lessons she’s learned during the hardest years of her life. Chapman is a superb writer and singer, and her latest CD features songs about hope, the power of … Continue reading
"Halfway Tree," Damian Marley’s Grammy Award-winning Reggae CD, takes its name from the Kingston, Jamaica, neighborhood that sits between the city’s privileged and poor. It’s the aptly named recording by Bob Marley’s youngest son, who grew up in both worlds … Continue reading
Percussionist-composer Bobby Previte wasn’t a big fan of Spanish painter Joan Miro until he walked into a retrospective at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art. Today, nearly nine years later, Previte has a new recording of 23 exquisite short … Continue reading