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Mendi & Keith Obadike/Interview

Photo by Monteith McCollum Mendi & Keith Obadike take questions about their work in a presentation at the Binghamton Tech Center, March 27, 2018.    An Architecture of Sound:  Music's Spacial Dimensions    with Julian G. Guevara Interviewer [dropcap style="font-size:...

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Fred Roberts/World Music

Few people outside of the Dutch, Flemish and Afrikaans speaking world will have heard of Stef Bos. He entered the music scene in Holland in 1990 with a song Papa that struck a nerve. It’s a Dutch counterpart to Harry Chapin’s evergreen Cat’s In the Cradle…

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Mario Moroni/Poetry

 *** Intermezzo by Mario Moroni     Recitare le ceneri Ciò che rimane del giorno, ciò che non si vede più o che è stato mal visto, quel giorno quando John Trevor era uscito in strada, scese le scale: “Cielo quasi blu dalle mille forme scure” aveva commentato, sguardo...

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Candice Watkins/All That Jazz

Toward the end of his life Rusty again came home and founded a program bringing instruments into local prisons and teaching music to the inmates as well and accomplishing his pivotal role in founding the Music in the Air series through the City of Columbus Recreation and Parks Division.

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Playlist for Donald Trump

  TAKE TEN Category: Cheerful world invasion videos Song Title: Гуманоид (Humanioid) Artist: ГрУпА СиТрО (Group Sitro) Year: 2007 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMkILFgEfVM Category: Songs to tango with Melania Song Title: Комарик (Mosquito) Artist: Пётр...

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Fred’s February Playlist

Frank Nagel photo Mary Ocher, with Felix Kubin, one of Fred's February picks....   TAKE TEN     Category: Forgotten Brazilian Guitarists Song Title: Amor de Argentina Artist: Américo Jacomino Year: 1928 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4weR4B4heQ...

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Greg Stewart- On Location/New York

The name Knockdown Center comes from the fact that the “knock-down” door style, which could be assembled from a variety of pieces on construction sites, was created here in this factory space under the Manhattan Door Factory. Before that it was a glass factory under the auspices of Gleason-Tiebout.  The open courtyard space has an overloaded bike rack, a handful of cars, and a few twenty-somethings milling about with cigarettes dangling from their lips and fingers. The theater-style sign draws in anyone who may walk past, with the name of the venue, the promise of a bar, and nothing more.

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The Summer Seven

The Austrian band, The Base *** No More Secrets! Seven albums to listen to this summer from some of the best new bands in Europe   by Fred Roberts Music Editor he recent months in Europe have been filled with...

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Lacy J. Dalton/Interview

Major Singer In A Minor Key Country Music Awards to Honor Lacy J. Dalton   Lacy J. Dalton may be best known as a country singer, but her musical roots go back to growing up in a musical family in Pennsylvania, years in New York City during a decade when Joan Baez, Bob...

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Fred Roberts / Dispatches

he EurNoVision project which began in 2015 released a new edition late December 2016, curated by Paul Mangan. The compilation registers a strong political statement at a time when the veneer on Europe is showing serious cracks. Waves of refugees. Brexit. Terrorist attacks. While Europe veers towards disintegration, the cycle of songs shows a cohesive spiritual unity with many stand-out entries.

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