Sun Ra: Astro Black, Cosmic Dark

Sun Ra: Astro Black, Cosmic Dark

By Vince Carducci

Youngquist brings considerable skills to the life and work of the legendary but underappreciated and often misunderstood composer, keyboardist, and poet Sun Ra. 8 Dec 2016 // 7:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews
Last Conservative: Pretty New Things

This band spent the past summer opening for the Goo Goo Dolls / Counting Crows co-headlining North American tour, as well as performing at the after-show

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The Who: The Who - The Vegas Job [DVD]

World's one-time best rock band cashes in disgracefully on boomer nostalgia. Try to focus on the music....it's the only way to get through this.

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12 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Shortbus (2006)

Shortbus underlines the problem of defining what's real in its use of sex as means and sign of pleasure.

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12 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Infamous (2006)

When Truman quite gleefully describes his plan to use 'fictional techniques' to tell his nonfiction story, to shape the Clutter murders as an emblem of cultural malaise, Nelle insists on a knowable distinction between fact and fiction.

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12 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Autobiography of My Hand by Kurt S. Olsson

The first poem in Bright Hill Press’ 2005 Poetry Chapbook winner, “Grace”, begins: They are here to teach him about power, a gang of ten-year-olds. Hands

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12 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

A Unified Theory of Light by Theodore Worozbyt

Dream Horse Press makes some ugly editorial mistakes with their 2005 National Poetry Chapbook Prize Winner, Theodore Worozbyt. In the table of contents, “Corn” is listed

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12 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

The Birds Are on Fire by Kay Sloan

Every year, Finishing Line books publishes 30 chapbooks by unknown poets. I’ve read four now, and all are tastefully designed with lovely cover art and

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12 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Van She represents everything that’s wrong with Modular. I’m sorry, I love the label that’s brought us the Avalanches and the Presets,

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The Simpsons: The Complete Eighth Season

The Simpsons deals with the serious issues -- repression, crises of faith, and fractured families -- that most sitcoms either ignore or confine to "special" quasi-dramatic episodes.

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12 Oct 2006 // 11:00 PM

Toby Lightman: Bird on a Wire

Bird on a Wire is one of those albums that’s good on the surface, but seems to float by without the listener really retaining anything from it.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Here Comes the Bloom: Timothy Bloom Takes Hip-Hop to the Sock-Hop

// Sound Affects

"More sock-hop than hip-hop, soulster Timothy Bloom does a stunning '50s revamp on contemporary R&B.

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