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Sons and fathers

Music | Soundtracks reveal paternal influences on Wainwright, Springsteen 
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 1/17/19, 11:31 am

Unlikely though it seems, given how infrequently entertainers make headlines for keeping the Ten Commandments, the former “new Dylans” Loudon Wainwright III and Bruce Springsteen devote much of their latest albums—the eponymous soundtracks to their respective Netflix one-man-shows Loudon Wainwright III: Surviving Twin and Springsteen on Broadway—to honoring their fathers.

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Classical Good Book

Music | Music and diction work well together in presentation of Scripture
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 1/03/19, 11:44 am

Decca’s two-disc The Good Book: Stories from the Holy Bible in Words and Music contains 54 thematically arranged Scripture passages read by the actors David Harewood (Supergirl, Doctor Who) and Anton Lesser (Endeavour, Dickensian), the actress Imelda Staunton (Psychoville, Vera Drake), and the TV presenter Diane Louise Jordan (Songs of Praise, Blue Peter).

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New Christmas releases

Music | Reviewed by Arsenio Orteza
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 12/20/18, 04:07 pm

The Christmas Revels

Diego’s Umbrella & Friends

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