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Film, More harmonious than tumultuous, <i>Bright Star</i> is an ode to John Keats' great love affair

More harmonious than tumultuous, Bright Star is an ode to John Keats' great love affair

Set in the bucolic suburbs of early-19th-century London, as fresh and dewy as a newly mowed lawn, Jane Campion's Bright Star recounts the love affair between a tubercular young poet and the fashionable teenager next door. It's more conventionally romantic…
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Remembering Charles Brown

Charles Brown, the great rhythm-and-blues pianist and vocalist best known today for having penned "Merry Christmas, Baby," made it through one last Christmas. But he couldn't make it to what probably would have been the biggest celebration of his career:…
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Night + Day

Wednesday January 6 Mystery Train You don't have to be an old man with a bad liver and a beater pickup to make good country music. It might help, sure, but as Texan singer/songwriter Wayne "The Train" Hancock demonstrates, there…
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