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Toto’s Steve Lukather Has Something to Prove

The veteran rock group’s guitarist talks about Toto XIV and the band's summer tour with Yes.

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For Jazz and Gospel Artists and Audiences, Music Is Their Faith, and Faith Is Their Rock

Black music's spiritual aspect may be a given, but two new books, A City Called Heaven and Spirits Rejoice! go deep into explaining how that actually happens.

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Iron Maiden: The Book of Souls

Instead of coasting like a legacy act, the metal greats push themselves like never before on their 16th album.

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Noah Gundersen: Carry the Ghost

Beautiful, melancholy folk-pop that wrestles with spiritual and philosophical matters.

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Dee Dee Bridgewater: Dee Dee’s Feathers

Bridgewater turns in a loving tribute to the city and its rich musical heritage a decade after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

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31 Aug 2015 // 2:10 AM

Seapony: A Vision

Call it purity of vision, if you will, when a band releases three albums that sound almost exactly the same, and as a listener you don’t mind.

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Who Are We Supposed to Feel Sorry for in ‘Good Kill’?

Good Kill has a lot to say, and the conviction to say it loudly, but gets lost in a series of predictable plot points.

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Hu Vibrational: The Epic Botanical Beat Suite

The Epic Botanical Beat Suite is an album made by a percussionist, with five other percussionists, for anyone.

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“This Is My Design”: How Hannibal Turned Into a Modern Television Classic

"Hannibal's not God. He wouldn't have any fun being God. Defying God, that's his idea of a good time." With Hannibal taking its final bow, a bloody good time was had by all.

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20 Questions: Oliver Sacks

Neurologist and philosopher Oliver Sacks possesses a tireless intellect, a perpetual curiosity, and a compassionate understanding of humans.

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Tuff Sunshine - ‘Dreamin’” (audio) (premiere)

The Brooklyn trio churn out some welcome powerpop for late summer.

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Lexi Scherr - “Not the Kind” (audio) (premiere)

If you're going to take inspiration from a contemporary singer-songwriter, you can't do much better than Natasha Khan.

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28 Aug 2015 // 11:30 AM

Raccoon Fighter: Spiral Flag

The masters of the short-form album return with another winning EP.

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Jarryd James: Give Me Something

Australian singer-songwriter/producer Jarryd James shows some pop sophistication on "Give Me Something".

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28 Aug 2015 // 10:02 AM

‘Rosenwald’ Reveals a Philanthropist With a Mission

Aviva Kempner expertly documents unexpected aspects of Jewish life in America, revealing the combination of factors that turned this Jewish businessman into an exceptionally generous donor to the African-American community.

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Kirsten Izer - “Wave” (audio) (premiere)

Too young to remember early-'90s indie rock, this young musician sounds like she was there all along.

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Big Art and Big Ideas in Jack Kirby’s ‘Devil Dinosaur’

Today comics giant Jack Kirby would have celebrated his 98th birthday. It's time to commemorate his mightiest monster.

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Estrella Morente and Carmen Consoli Were Highlights at David Byrne’s Meltdown Festival

Estrella Morente and Carmen Consoli were among the artists who fired up this year’s Meltdown Festival at London’s Southbank Centre, the former with intense flamenco, the latter with punchy pop-rock.

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‘Z for Zachariah’ Is the Anti-‘Mad Max’

A post-apocalyptic pastoral turns primal radioactive love triangle in this throwback drama starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie, and Chris Pine.

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Owen Wilson Plays the Hapless American in ‘No Escape’

Again and again, No Escape shows that this is not how the clueless American planned for things to "work out", that he's a victim.

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Ubisoft Understands the Art of the Climb

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"Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed and Grow Home epitomize the art of the climb.

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