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Lara St. John and Friends Do Schubert Right

The talented eccentric, LARA ST. JOHN, is back with a group of formidable friends with a 'Schubertiade,' an exciting exploration of 15 tunes written by Schubert and scintillatingly rendered on disc.
by David McGee
 

 
 

An Impromptu Requiem for a Slain President

Upon hearing the news from Dallas on November 22, 1963, the BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, conducted by ERICH LEINSDORF, offered an impromptu requiem for a slain President.
by David McGee
 

 

 

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
 

 
 

From a Master, A Master Class in Blues

There was a missing link in Louisiana Red’s recording odyssey, and it has been revealed on a new release from Labor Records, When My Mama Was Living, recorded in the early '70s in upstate New York and now seeing the light of ...
by David McGee
 

 

 

Remembering ‘The Undefeated Champion,’ Herman Johnson

In a Deep Roots exclusive, MARK O'CONNOR offers a warm reminiscence of one of his fiddling mentors, HERMAN JOHNSON, who passed away on Jan. 20 at age 94.
by David McGee
 

 
 

What Christmas Is As We Grow Older

From CHARLES DICKENS's twopenny weekly, Household Words, a 1951 meditation, 'What Christmas Means as We Grow Older,' an optimistic paean written the same year the author's father and daughter died.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Gospel News & Notes – February 2013

In Gospel News & Notes: Fundraising begins to complete a documentary about the BARRETT SISTERS; DEWAYNE WOODS is PETA's first faith-based spokesperson; the Tri-City Singers mark 20th anniversary with CD/DVD
by David McGee
 

 
 

Pogues Reuniting for Philip Chevron’s Funeral

From our Irish music editor, word that THE POGUES are reuniting for PHILIP CHEVRON's funeral tomorrow.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Bob Marovich’s Gospel Picks

Female artists rule the day in BOB MAROVICH's latest Gospel picks of new albums by CHRYSANN MOORE, LATISHA JOHNSON MONTGOMERY, KATY CRAWFORD, GENETHEA WRIGHT, SAN FRANKLIN and SHALOM CHURCH & FRIENDS presemted by Dr. F. James C...
by David McGee
 

 
 

Singing the Travels: Imani Uzuri Finds the Bold Heart and Global Soul of Home on The Gypsy Diaries

The mysterious figure on the moonlit railway platform, the passersby on the dusty road are not strangers; they are friends and fellow travelers. And to stunning vocalist and thoughtful, globally inspired composer Imani Uzuri, t...
by David McGee