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Woodstock won

Music | New CD set shows the culture of the 1969 rock event has become the culture of America
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 8/01/19, 02:50 pm

One overriding impression emerges from Rhino’s new 10-disc Woodstock: Back to the Garden, 50th Anniversary Experience.

It isn’t that the music has aged badly. Those parts that seem to have weren’t considered all that good to begin with. Besides, there were mitigating circumstances: the era’s outdoor-concert technology, for example, and the fact that many of the performers, like much of the crowd, weren’t entirely sober.

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Jury: Katy Perry copied Christian rap beat

by Hannah Harris
Posted 7/30/19, 12:30 pm

In her 2013 hit “Dark Horse,” Katy Perry sings, “I’m capable of anything … and everything.” A unanimous jury in Los Angeles decided Monday she was capable of copyright infringement. Now it’s deciding how much Perry and her co-writers and producers owe in damages to Christian artist Flame.

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Soft Thunder

Music | New 14-disc box leaves out the best of a legendary road show
by Arsenio Orteza
Posted 7/24/19, 07:53 am

The late boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter may not have committed the murders for which he was convicted in 1967, but plenty of evidence suggests that he did. 

And of the several good reasons not to invest in Columbia/Legacy’s new 14-disc Bob Dylan box, The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings, that one is the strongest.

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