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The Mythic Weight Of Phil Spector’s Christmas Gift: A Semicentennial Reflection

November 22, 1963, was a horrible day for the nation, and for PHIL SPECTOR, a personal disaster as well, as his ambitious Christmas album arrived and was promptly forgotten. A semicentennial look back ensues.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Timeless Topics: Home and Spring

A double-shot of 7 Imp this time around: in 'A NEW HOME,' we see 'the common humanity in two cultures on two different spots in the map'; and in BLOOM BOOM! we celebrate the flowering, if you will, of spring!
by David McGee
 

 

 

Bob Marovich’s Gospel Picks — October 2013

Reviews of new gospel releases by E. BARNES, JANICE BROWN, THE JONES FAMILY SINGERS, HOSTYLE GOSPEL, SKY JASPER, BRYAN POPIN and EARNEST PUGH.
by David McGee
 

 
 

NASA’s Chandra Observatory Finds Cosmic Showers Halt Galaxy Growth

NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory has uncovered surprising news about a process that is stifling star formation in a distant galaxy cluster. It's been going on for 7 billion years.
by David McGee
 

 

 

The Whole Thing Was Such Fun

Perhaps when you hear Jesse croon the poignant plea, “Bring my baby, oh, my baby back to me…,” you think, Yes, please do bring him back. Please. Do.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Nature as The Ultimate Matchmaker

THE NORTH WIND WAS A WOMAN, comprised of three intriguing chamber works by DAVID BRUCE, features stirring mandolin work by AVI AVITAL. Review by ROBERT HUGILL.
by David McGee
 

 

 

A Gene Kelly ‘Omnibus’

In 1958 the distinguished Omnibus series commissioned GENE KELLY's first TV special. For the first time since its historic broadcast on December 21, 1958, Kelly's DANCING: A MAN'S GAME is available commercially, via DVD.
by David McGee
 

 
 

An Atmospheric Take on Debussy’s Piano Music

Angela Hewitt's new album, Debussy: Solo PIano Music is being hailed in all quarters for bringing a fresh perspective to the evocative piano music of Debussy. One of today's leading Bach pianists. Ms. Hewitt enhances her reputa...
by David McGee
 

 

 

A Solid Sender

KENNY 'BLUES BOSS' WAYNE is back with ROLLIN' WITH THE BOSS, a cool album of Kansas City boogie-woogie and New Orleans grooves that won't stop rockin'.
by David McGee
 

 
 

In Vigorous Defense of the Maligned Pit Bull

Author BRONWEN DICKEY, daughter of the late JAMES DICKEY (Deliverance), is stepping up to defend a most maligned breed in her book PIT BULL: THE BATTLE FOR AN AMERICAN ICON. DUNCAN STRAUSS gets the lowdown.
by David McGee