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Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee: Walk On

Sonny and Brownie are in great form in this live performance. Too bad the record is only half theirs.

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Feel the room swayin', while that ole band keeps on playin' one of Parton's old favorite songs from way back when.

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12 Jan 2006 // 11:00 PM

Various: Noches de Hip-Hop

A perfectly serviceable comp if you're just learning about rap en español.

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12 Jan 2006 // 11:00 PM

Roll Deep: In at the Deep End

Watered-down grime-for-beginners that fails to capture the spark of Kano's Home Sweet Home, but still with enough radio-ready hits and grime bangers to chalk up another worthy entry in the growing catalogue of essential Brit-hop.

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12 Jan 2006 // 10:00 PM

	Bill Hicks: Sane Man [DVD] / Salvation: Oxford—November 11, 1992

November 11, 1992 (Rykodisc) -- More archival releases from one of the greatest U.S. comics and satirists reinforce that, 10 years after his death, Hicks's relevance continues to increase.

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It's a kind of warts-and-all approach that, unlike the magician revealing her secrets, brings the whole thing to life even more.

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12 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Star Wars Marathon

A Descent into Imperial madness.

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12 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Dallas S.W.A.T.

We are stuck with our chosen pair during this first outing, and they do a poor job of selling what makes S.W.A.T. so 'special'.

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12 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

Beauty and the Geek

This year, Mr. Kutcher, in his wisdom, has decided science will be better served if the girls lounge around by the pool in their bikinis, while the nerds present themselves for inspection one at a time.

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12 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Book of Daniel

Despite the recent fire and brimstone headlines, Daniel is a very familiar book.

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12 Jan 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Tent by Margaret Atwood

Would it be out of line to call Margaret Atwood a cranky old broad?"

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	Todd Rundgren: Best of Todd Rundgren Live

A collection of Rundgren's legitimately beloved hits played live by various high-calorie bands between 1979 and 2004. The rock iconoclast is at his most melodic and tuneful but will seem overproduced by post-punk ears.

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	Yngwie Malmsteen: Concerto Suite for Guitar and Orchestra [DVD]

Malmsteen attempts to drop the 'neo' from the neo-classical moniker in this blistering, intricate and quite gaudy DVD performance.

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	Amy LaVere: This World Is Not My Home

With the new year barely upon us, Amy LaVere's already released one of the albums of 2006. No, honestly.

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11 Jan 2006 // 10:00 PM

	iD and Sleeper: Displacement

Hailing from the hip-hop hotspot of Lawrence, Kansas, iD and Sleeper have produced a memorable debut that effortlessly outpaces most everything else currently on the racks.

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	The Hypstrz: Live at the Longhorn

Bomp! reissue finds early '80s garage rockers to be the missing link between Nuggets and today's garage revival scene.

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	Ben Folds and WASO: Live in Perth [DVD]

What is it about rock music mixed with an orchestra that makes people giddy?"

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	Nnenna Freelon: Blueprint of a Lady: Sketches of Billie Holiday

Nnenna Freelon has the best voice in jazz"

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	The Drones: Wait Long by the River and the Bodies of Your Enemies Will Float By

Capturing the desolate side of the sea-and-surf life, this Australian band swims in dark waters with gut-wrenching results.

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	Chris Brokaw: Incredible Love

Best known for the bands he has been in, Chris Brokaw breaks free and asserts compelling individuality on his fifth solo release.

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