//Reviews
//Features
At the Service of the Song: A Conversation with Angelique Kidjo

"At the Service of the Song": A Conversation with Angelique Kidjo

By Zachary Stockill

9 Feb 2016 // 3:00 AM

Angelique Kidjo speaks with conviction and humour about the major issues that drive her, such as the promotion of African music, the education of women, and our shared destiny as a people....

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The New Faith of Kendrick Lamar: Dramatic Unity in 'good kid, m.A.A.d city'

By Wynton Guess

8 Feb 2016 // 2:00 AM

Lamar's story is more that just a personal statement or expression; it seeks to bring light into a city corrupted by darkness....

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//News

Cassettes Are Back, As 'Dead' Media Won't Die>

Two years ago, something unexpected happened: Musical artists and record labels started ramping up their cassette tape requests in a major way. ...

For Elton John It's a 'Wonderful Crazy Night'>

Tedeschi Trucks Band Dreams Big, No Matter What It Costs>

Those Darlins on Last Tour Before Indefinite Hiatus>

//Events

Muse Commandeer Barclays Center for Drones World Tour (Photos)>

Resistance is futile. Muse's walloping Drones World Tour forces the audience to confront Big Brother....

August Wilson's 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' Gets a Vibrant National Theatre Revival>

Tradition Meets Innovation at the Fifth Annual Maqam Fest>

Julien Baker + Eskimeaux: Rough Trade New York (Photos)>

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Counterbalance: Elvis Costello's 'Imperial Bedroom'

// Sound Affects

"History repeats the old conceits, the glib replies, the same defeats. Keep your finger on important issues, and keep listening to the 275th most acclaimed album of all time. A 1982 masterpiece is this week's Counterbalance.

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