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‘It’s Where Your Life Makes Sense’

On his new solo album, Soo, HABIB KOITE goes home to Mali and draws together all the strands of his life--music, friends, countrymen. 'It's where your life makes sense,' says Habib.
by David McGee
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‘Your Name’s Now Up in Lights’

From her 100 Videos in 100 Days project, Christine Santelli performs ‘Your Name’s Now Up in Lights’ from Deep Roots 2012 Album of the year, Dragonfly. Be sure to check out her 2013 EP, Limelight ’69, honored as one of D...
by David McGee
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Jesse Winchester: Talk Memphis

JESSE WINCHESTER Tribute, Part 2: a Jesse monologue, his most extensive comments on his years in and abiding love for Memphis--'It was the world to me'--from an interview with Crossroads to Freedom.
by David McGee
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The Miracle Of Jesse Winchester

In tribute to the late, great JESSE WINCHESTER, we reprint this feature from the May 20 issue of TheBluegrassSpecial.com. Jesse said it was 'the best piece anyone's written about my music.' We don't know about that, but we'll t...
by David McGee
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The True Meaning of Passover

Author-essayist CHARLES S. WEINBLATT explains why Passover and Easter are occasions for people of all faiths to 'eradicate the evil that surrounds us,' and declares, 'The rebirth of this spirit is the true meaning of Passover.'
by David McGee
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Updike & Easter, 2014

Continuing our annual tradition, we present seven new voices commenting on the meaning and import of John Updike's oft-contemplated, much-debated poem, 'Seven Stanzas at Easter.'
by David McGee
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The Nevadan (1950)

A 1950 double-dip: United States Marshal Andrew Barclay (Randolph Scott) arranges the escape of outlaw Tom Tanner (Forrest Tucker) in order to locate the $250,000 in gold stolen by Tanner in stagecoach robbery. Plus BUGS BUNNY ...
by David McGee
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Oh The Good Life

With her debut album IN THIS LIFE, ELISE TESTONE serves notice of being an artist pursuing a serious vision that has everything to do with substance and staying power. Later for 'American Idol' and the evanescent fame it offers.
by David McGee
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Triumphant!

LISA MILLS not only met but surpassed the $30,000 goal for her Kickstarter campaign in support of a remixed, reimagined release of her first studio album, I'M CHANGING (2005). A personal note from Ms. Mills is here.
by David McGee
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Here Comes the Sun-lit Bouquet

In HERE COMES THE SUN-LIT BOUQUET, TOUKTA WONGSE-ONT gains inspiration from fresh flowers, author SARAH ORNE JEWETT, poet ROBERT FROST and a BEATLES song in arriving at a new perspective on her father's passing.
by David McGee
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World Without End, Amen

GREAT BIG WORLD contains simply too many inspired performances to be anything but a blessing, apart from it being one of TONY TRISCHKA's showcase moments as a banjo titan and band leader without peer.
by David McGee
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Feelings Funny, Familiar and So Well Remembered

KACEY JONES is a funny gal, but she's also a singer who can bring it all back home vocally. She reminds us of this repeatedly on her first new music album since 2006, AMEN FOR OLD FRIENDS, concerning those funny, family and so ...
by David McGee
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