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Gift Guide For Music Lovers

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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

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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

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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

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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: http://kzyr.streamon.fm/warren-zanes-interview-pl-604 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

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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

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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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Grateful Dead Say Good Bye

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Thousands of revelers descended upon Chicago this past weekend for a celebration and an end. Apparently the Grateful Dead are, well, dead and Chicago was home to their three day wake and funeral. The ‘Core Four’ of Bob Weir, Bill

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Tom Genes Reflects on Chris Squire’s Death

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“Mountains come out of the sky and they stand there.” My first encounter with Yes music was when I thought I was really cool. I was visiting my sister in college at Miami University in Oxford Ohio. It was a

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Author Goes Inside the Vietnam War

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The bookworm in Edwards will have author Dan Hampton speak on his unique experiences in the Viet Nam war as part of a top secret deployment. The event is Tuesday, June 23, 2015 – 6:00pm in Edwards. More Information On July

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