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Music, Reviewed Sun Ra

Sun Ra

There have been many writings and recordings concerning jazz innovator Sun Ra. But even the most respected scholars on the topic can't really hold a candle to Millbrae's John and Peter Hinds, publishers of the Sun Ra Research books and…
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News, Matt Smith Uncle Sam Needs You to Be a Suspected Terrorist

Uncle Sam Needs You to Be a Suspected Terrorist

Ordinarily, I'm not one to advocate boarding a flight to London wearing a button that says, "Suspected Terrorist." Nor, ordinarily, would I champion refusing to remove the button and unnerving the pilot and crew to the point they turn the…
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News, Matt Smith The International Poindextering of Poindexter

The International Poindextering of Poindexter

Before people bought Segways on the Internet, there existed a mysterious land of infinite promise called the Frontier. It was a hazy sagebrush desert, populated by nerds fancying themselves late-20th-century '49ers. They shared an Old West, anti-lawman ethos, sending messages…
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Marshall Allen Along with recently departed tenor saxophonist John Gilmore, altoist Marshall Allen was a mainstay in Sun Ra's groundbreaking Arkestra for nearly 40 years until the cosmic commander's passing in 1993. Allen's tenure with Sun Ra forced him to…
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