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Marshall University - Ashes to Glory (2006)

A West Virginia public television documentary beats Hollywood to the punch by telling one of the most remarkable comeback stories in sports history.

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3 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Sodastream: Reservations

Maturing Australian folk-pop band Sodastream is still able to pen haunting melody cloaked in warm, organic instrumentation.

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Architecture in Helsinki + The Blow [2006 Rewind]

Melbourne's favorite indie popsters face PopMatters' Jennifer Kelly. And this time, she's wearing pants...

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3 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

Johan: THX JHN

An utterly appealing blend of driving pop guitars, melodies that you never quite see coming before they hit you, and smarter lyrics than you might expect. [PopMatters Pick]

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Whats New Scooby-Doo, Vol. 10 - Monstrous Tails

These new episodes look and feel a lot like the past Scooby-Doo stories in this long running cartoon, but they keep on entertaining.

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World Championship Poker featuring Howard Lederer: All In

World Championship Poker is a hastily assembled product which transparently attempts to capitalize on poker's current pop culture favor.

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Tommy Guerrero: From the Soil to the Soul

Skating legend Tommy Guerrero handles his bass as skillfully as his board, but the most inspiring part of his album is the passion he demonstrates for music.

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Blind Faith: London Hyde Park 1969 [DVD]

One more way of watching everyone’s favourite almost-utopia die the death it never should have.

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Count Bass D: Act Your Waist Size

D echoes a highly suspicious style on his third official release.

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Ima Robot: Monument to the Masses

This isn’t the first time you feel like a great opportunity is squandered.

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Michel Camilo and Tomatito: Spain Again

Seven years after their album Spain, a second virtuoso and sensitive distillation from the flamenco guitarist and the Dominican pianist.

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Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Yodel

By the end we're left in no doubt that Plantega sees American yodelling as the most significant yodelling on the planet, and while this is going to leave people from other parts of the world feeling ignored, at least it means that we get to hear a good selection of cowboy songs.

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3 Jan 2007 // 12:00 AM

Miss Potter (2006)

Chris Noonan's next-film-after-Babe doesn't engage this alternative realm except as whimsy. Beatrix is eccentric. Her "friends" are cute.

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Various Artists: Fuzzy-Felt Folk

From instrumental themes of 1960s British kiddie shows to charming little ditties about elves and trolls, this loopy, endearing collection has been lovingly assembled by

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Holy Shit: Stranded at Two Harbors

With a crackling collection of shambolic pop, Holy Shit prove as endearingly sophomoric as their name.

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2 Jan 2007 // 8:01 PM

Sister Hazel: Absolutely

If you yearn for a return to the sensitive-guys-with-guitars movement of the late '90s, Absolutely is your ticket home.

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Sloan: Never Hear the End of It

Onward to infinity... the melodies and rock-star poses never stop, and neither do the emotions.

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Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist: Season Two

The show comes across as "talky", with actors delivering their lines in a hilariously low-key, expressionless cadence.

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Keefe Jacksons Fast Citizens: Ready Everyday

Well-grounded improvisations from an ensemble of all-star musicians looking to find balance between freedom and composure.

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2 Jan 2007 // 8:00 PM

What went wrong with Testify?

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