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Beyoncé Intercepts Halftime Show

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In a game dominated by defense, the coldest play of the super game was Beyoncé intercepting the halftime show. Something tells me the marketing folks at Pepsi, after watching a Coldplay rehearsal, said “Yea ok that’s what we thought. Can

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David Bowie’s Best Records

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The last week saw plenty of words dedicated to the memory of a man who wore make up, dyed his hair every color under the rainbow and introduced himself via an album cover wearing a dress.  He was David Bowie.

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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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Tom Genes Picks His Favorites Of 2015

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What had started out as a great music year with near best of career releases from The Decemberists and Death Cab for Cutie has kind of petered out with so so releases from Adele and Coldplay. In between, there was

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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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Poi Dog Leaves Plenty To Ponder

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The airplane was full flying from Denver to Chicago; however, I don’t think there was anyone else on the flight with the same plans as me. I was heading back to the scene of many a rock and roll crimes.

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