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My Subjective List of The Best Albums of 2012

No, Somali-Canadian rapper/crooner K’Naan’s “God, Country or the Girl” did not make my list of best albums of 2012. And his post-facto denouncement of its contents in an op-ed in…..

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Weekend Music Break, N°19

Got caught up in other stuff yesterday, so this week’s Bonus Music Break comes a day late. “Sister Deborah” Owusu-Bonsu calls herself a “creative hustler” and yes, she is the…..

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Music Break. Alabama Shakes

Remember the Alabama Shakes–the best band of 2011. At the heart of the Alabama Shakes–the best band of 2011–is guitarist and singer Brittany Howard, described by my wife as “a cross between Janis Joplin and Amy Winehouse.”

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Music Break. Alabama Shakes

I have a student (born in Texas) who insists he won’t travel to or through Mississippi or Alabama. What if he had to see The Alabama Shakes play live?