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Marc Mellits: Paranoid Cheese

Marc Mellits is a composer-performer who writes intricate, polyrhythmic music where nuanced individual elements create a surprising whole. "Paranoid Cheese," featuring his five-member Mellits Consort, combines elements of modern minimalist technique, classical training and a love of modern rock. The … Continue reading

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Steve Forbert: "Any Old Time"

Steve Forbert’s tribute to Jimmie Rodgers, "Any Old Time," has been nominated for a 2004 Grammy in the best traditional folk category. Rodgers was country music’s first superstar, grabbing the public’s imagination between 1927 and his death in 1933. His … Continue reading

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Stabbing Westward: Stabbing Westward

Stabbing Westward’s latest CD is an audacious and inspiring leap. The platinum-selling group has shelved their industrial-metal sound and emerged as a striking and powerful guitar-driven rock band. Singer/songwriter Christopher Hall’s writing and vocals have never been better, and the … Continue reading

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KRS-ONE: The Sneak Attack

"I only speak when I have to speak," says MC KRS-ONE, who rose from living on the streets at age 15 to become one of the most respected MC’s in hip-hop. "The Teacher," as he calls himself, has much to … Continue reading

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Afu-Ra: The Body of the Life Force

Underground Hip-Hop MC Afu-Ra put everything into the creation of his first full-length solo release. "The Body of the Life Force," he says, is full of "dope beats and dope lyrics," and Afu-Ra is all about "knowledge, wisdom and understanding". … Continue reading

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Haystak: Car Fulla White Boys

Haystak Mak Million hails from Nashville’s south side, where he grew up in a trailer park "on the wrong side of the tracks." Add a teenage prison term and you’ve got a hard-core rapper who’s as street as he needs … Continue reading

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