The Man That Got Away: The Life and Songs of Harold Arlen

The Man That Got Away: The Life and Songs of Harold Arlen

By Walter Rimler

9 Oct 2015 // 2:05 AM

"Over the Rainbow," "Stormy Weather," and "One for My Baby" are just a few of Harold Arlen's well-loved compositions. Yet his name is hardly known--except to the musicians who venerate him....

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The Los Lonely Wolves, Los Lobos, Is Still Brilliantly Defying Classification

By Jedd Beaudoin

8 Oct 2015 // 2:30 AM

It's hard to imagine an American band that's more inventive, death-defying and affable as Los Lobos. A new book and record reveal why. ...

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Moore has no use for easy answers, but rather means to trace a lineage that, for better and for worse, has made contemporary Hawaii what it is....

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