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My Life Is a Musical

Let's face it, our world is going to hell quicker than you can say, "Abu Ghraib prison scandal." With the war in Iraq, Hurricane Katrina, not to mention the breakup of Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson, what would make the…
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Dining, Eat Not Really a Deli

Not Really a Deli

Being a fan of George Gershwin (and American popular song in general), Broadway, Yiddish theater, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, and Michael Tilson Thomas, I couldn't resist the San Francisco Symphony's summer festival, Of Thee I Sing: Yiddish Theater, Broadway, and…
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Music, Reviewed Fantasia

Fantasia

Last spring, more than 65 million votes were cast in Fantasia Barrino's American Idol victory. For those living under a rock who don't know about this 20-year-old single mother from North Carolina with the tear-jerking voice, know this: She is…
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Music, Reviewed Elvis Costello & the Imposters|Elvis Costello, London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas

Elvis Costello & the Imposters|Elvis Costello, London Symphony Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas

Rock's most protean performer busts not one but two very divergent moves. The Delivery Man encapsulates the best aspects of Costello's past work without recycling -- the volatile "Button My Lip" combines the craftiness of Spike and When I Was…
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Wayne Hancock Because the world of country swing and rockabilly is overrun with singers offering more tired cliches about fast lovin' and hard drinkin', it's worth noting that one of Wayne "The Train" Hancock's best songs, "Double A Daddy," celebrates…
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