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Verse-Chorus-Verse: Bruce Springsteen - “Better Days”

Pop Heroism, One Song at a Time

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18 Sep 2009 // 3:00 AM

The daughter of a legend was also a successful singer in her own right.

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Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A. Video Collection (video)

Twenty-five years ago this week: Bruce Springsteen released the seminal album Born in the U.S.A., which spawned seven singles and becomes one of

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E Street Band drummer’s son picks up the sticks for Springsteen

Springsteen fans can probably imagine the introduction from the Boss: “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, ye of great faith and ye without any faith,

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Magic in the Night: The Words and Music of Bruce Springsteen by Rob Kirkpatrick

This book is a great overview for the Springsteen novice, and although it borrows heavily from previous works, it will undoubtedly thrill collectors and completists.

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Recession Sounds: Revisiting Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska

President Obama faces an economic crisis, rising unemployment, and widespread anxiety about the country's future. In light of these troubling events, perhaps it is time for him (and us) to revisit Nebraska.

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27 Mar 2009 // 5:29 AM

Still working on a dream with Bruce and the E Streeters

We music fans of today are lucky. For the past 35 years or so, we’ve had Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band around to

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Calls for a probe into the online sale of Bruce Springsteen tickets gained momentum Sunday when Sen. Chuck Schumer demanded an investigation by Congress. Schumer,

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2 Feb 2009 // 4:07 AM

The Boss and his band Steel the show

Hey, NFL, you want the perfect choice for the next Super Bowl halftime show? Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. After last year’s

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Bruce Springsteen: Working on a Dream

Working on a Dream is not only a worthy album, but also an enjoyable one. But when you’ve built a career on inspiring nothing less than transcendence, is enjoyable really a worthy goal?

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Springsteen album is perfect soundtrack to optimistic Obama era

It’s difficult to separate Bruce Springsteen’s “Working on a Dream” from the political optimism of the moment. Springsteen was heavily invested in President

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Off the Radar - The Top 30 DVDs of 2008

Oddly enough, while the major studios continue scratching their heads over how to sell yet another new format (Blu-ray) to disinterested consumers, several outside distributors made sure that this would be a digital year to remember.

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6 Jan 2009 // 4:58 AM

School of Seven Bells, Cause Co-Motion!, Bruce Springsteen…

School of Seven Bells Half Asleep [MP3]       Connjur [MP3]       Chain [MP3]     

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The Best Americana Music of 2008

It did seem -- perhaps because of the genre's traditional real-world concerns -- like a lot of the year's best Americana releases sensed the storm clouds gathering.

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The Best Singer-Songwriter Albums of 2008

Former (or current) members of the Dream Syndicate, Fleetwood Mac, and the Wallflowers are just a few of the best singer-songwriters stepping out on their own this year.

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Born in the U.S.A. or, Every Day Is Veterans Day

“Born in the U.S.A.” might be the first instance where Springsteen takes a topical dilemma and wrestles with an entire demographic: the veterans with “nowhere to run (and) nowhere to go”.

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Pete Seeger: The Power of Song (2007)

It sounds beautifully naïve - the notion that if one man could get everyone in the world to sing together, there’d be a

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Alejandro Escovedo: Real Animal

A poetic country-gone-glam gem, the latest in Alejandro Escovedo's legendary alt-country career finds him chronicling the stories and characters of his past as a way to live in the present.

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Flying Alone: Edward Hopper and America’s Night Side

Isolation is more than being alone. That is why the greatest and most discomforting presentation of isolation can be found in Hopper's paintings that include more than one person.

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Jon Dee Graham Swept Away: A Rock and Roll Documentary

Part portrait-of-the-artist and part concert documentary, Swept Away is an intimate look at the life and work of Austin songwriter and musician Jon Dee Graham.

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'Doctor Who': Casting a Woman as the Doctor Offers Fresh Perspectives and a New Kind of Role Model

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"The BBC's announcement of Jodie Whittaker as the first female Doctor has sections of fandom up in arms. Why all the fuss?

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