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Samantha Fish, In Progress

SAMANTHA FISH has sidestepped the sophomore jinx on her outstanding MIKE ZITO-produced second album, BLACK WIND HOWLIN'. Still a work in progress, she's showing admirable growth both vocally and instrumentally, and is becoming ...
by David McGee
 

 
 

On the Spiritual Cost of Leaving

Produced by LORRAINE JORDAN, North Carolina's THE GENTLEMEN OF BLUEGRASS make a thorough examination of the physical and metaphysical cost of leaving on their debut album.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Enlightened Moodism

East meets East in a mesmerizing collaboration between Russian pianist-composter ANTON BATAGOV and Tibetan singer YUNGCHEN LHAMO on the haunting album TAYATHA. In our interview, this musical odd couple explains it all.
by David McGee
 

 
 

‘It’s No Surprise that Mother Earth is What’s Bringing Us Together’

The Cowboy Indian Alliance and Native American tribes (and Neil Young) unite to save sacred lands from the ravages of the Keystone XL pipeline
by David McGee
 

 

 

Of The Word, Dark Secrets and Inconvenient Truths

A review of gospel authority ANTHONY HEILBUT's new book of incisive, informed essays, The Fan Who Knew Too Much, which includes a lengthy examination of the gay subculture within the gospel world. Also: an interview with Mr. He...
by David McGee
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

NASA’s Chandra Sees Eclipsing Planet in X-rays for First Time

For the first time since exoplanets, or planets around stars other than the sun, were discovered almost 20 years ago, X-ray observations have detected an exoplanet passing in front of its parent star.
by David McGee
 

 
 

‘A Life Is But a Day and Expresses But a Single Note’

In December 1882 the distinguished psychologist WILLIAM JAMES learned that his father was dying, and immediately penned a beautiful farewell letter to him.
by David McGee
 

 

 

A Song for Awuya

Acclaimed young harpist ANNE DENHOLM does wondrous things with composer-violist ANNE BEAMISH's 'Awuya,' a near-nine-minute composition commissioned to raise awareness about African sleeping sickness.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Southern Strategy: Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino Brings the Music and Culture of Italy’s ‘Heel’ to the World at Large

Southern Strategy: Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino is making waves bringing an updated version of the traditional pizzica music and the culture of Italy's 'heel'--Salento-to the world at large.
by David McGee