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Mozart In The Jungle Rocks

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Can a confessed rock music junkie find happiness with a TV series about classical music? The answer when considering Amazon’s Mozart In The Jungle is a resounding Yes. I speak, of course, of my recent binging on the first season

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Tom Genes On Glen Frey

Glen Frey

No doubt the rock world is feeling a little heartache tonight again, as the second rock icon in as many weeks dies shockingly. Glenn Frey, the catalyst behind America’s most popular and enduring rock band or do you say country

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Join (literally) Everyone Orchestra

Everyone ORchestra

The thrill of the live rock concert often comes from the unexpected moments shared on stage between musician and fan. The magic moment of a community in sync.  However in today’s world of instant reviews and even live video shot

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Gift Guide For Music Lovers


Annual gift guides are fun. It’s a chance for a columnist to either use his influence and access to get really cool stuff from manufacturers or he can simply be honest and tell you what he would want. Well guess

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Los Lobos, Billy Gibbons Release Rockers

Gates of Gold

One of the more curious phenomenon of our pop culture is the continuing admiration for artists and athletes beyond their prime.  Look at the Senior golf tour. Each weekend during the season, thousands attend their events knowing full well guys

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Highway 61 Visited- Book Review

On Highway 61 book review

I like getting lucky in a bookstore. Not like with a member of the opposite sex but rather with a discovery.  Such was the case recently when I stumbled upon “On Highway 61: Music, Race and the Evolution of Cultural

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“Petty the Biography” Book Review

Petty Biography

Tom Genes had a chance to sit down with Warren Zanes author of the new book “Petty- The Biography.” Here’s a link to the interview: The book available at The Bookworm in Edwards was the first to have complete

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Winter Promising Some Cool Music News

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So much to do and so much to listen to and read.  Here are some of the highlights of the Winter’s early releases that have me pretty excited about the rest of the year musically. Squeeze- “Cradle To Grave.”- The

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Memphis: Music, Mayhem and Memories

Beale Street dynasty

A lot has changed in Memphis and nothing has changed in Memphis. One of the real true contenders for the title “Music City,” the gateway to the south remains what it was from its wild upbringing just after the Civil

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Jason Isbell Reaches New Emotional Heights with Latest Release


When a songwriter commits a lyric like “You thought God was an architect” to a song, he doesn’t do it because it’s easy to rhyme.  He does it because he’s a poet.  And as he conveys a sense of fate

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