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	Bill Charlap: Plays George Gershwin: The American Soul

Gershwin project adds four distinguished hornmen to Charlap's now long-established trio.

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14 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Ron Blake: Sonic Tonic

Production by Me'Shell NdegéOcello doesn't compromise this excellent jazz recording by an eclectic, muscular tenor voice.

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14 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

What do you do with music that sounds like people should dance to it, feels like people should dance to it, but doesn't get anyone to dance?

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14 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Entourage

Entourage makes fun of Hollywood, but protects and promotes its mystique at the same time.

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14 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Chronicles of Narnia

Parents will want the moral lessons and be glad that the violence of the books is downplayed here. Kids will want the magic.

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14 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Juiced

Any racing game that puts libido before the wheel is doomed to fail, and Juiced is that game.

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78 Reasons Why Your Book May Never Be Published and 14 Reasons Why It Just Might by Pat Walsh

Walsh's advice is not for the sensitive. He comes out swinging with the very first reason your book will not be published: you have not written it.

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	Various Artists: The Rough Guide to Irish Music

A compilation of fine jigs/reels and traditional Irish music making its 70 minutes fly by. And no, they don't even need the Chieftains to drive the point home!"

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13 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Soel: Memento

Coming to a hip café near you: immaculate, edge-free soul-jazz from the people who brought you St. Germain.

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	Sasha: Fundacion / James Zabiella: Renaissance Presents James Zabiella: Utilities

Fundacion and Utilities highlight the changing face of dance music while also serving to remind us -- as if we needed to be reminded -- that all the toys in the world are useless without the kind of discriminating ear that the best DJs bring to the tables.

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	Public Enemy: It Takes a Nation: The First London Invasion Tour 1987 [DVD]

With flame in their eyes and clocks around their necks, Public Enemy were setting stages on fire, as showmen with a larger sense of social purpose.

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13 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	The Oranges Band: The World and Everything in It

The perfect pop album for the summer -- or any other season, for that matter.

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13 Jul 2005 // 11:00 PM

	Mudvayne: Lost and Found

Mudvayne's first album in three years arrives just as nu-metal is receiving its last rites, and will only quicken the genre's demise.

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13 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

The guy in front of me has the collar of his polo flipped up. His presence does not bode well for the show to come...

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Wanted: Dead or Alive: Season One

Occasionally patronizing, Randall isn't afraid to hit a girl or pull a gun on one if it's necessary.

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13 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

The Closer

The premiere of The Closer was a very good moment for women who watch women on the small screen.

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13 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Trace Memory

Trace Memory is difficult to describe as it feels like it's stuck somewhere between a game and a tech demo.

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	Various Artists: Marty Thau Presents 2 x 5

Music impresario Marty Thau, known for his associations with Blondie and the New York Dolls, selected five New York bands to record two songs each for release on his Red Star label.

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	The Ying Yang Twins: United States of Atlanta

The Ying Yang Twins are filthy misogynistic geniuses, and their new record is their most derivative and brilliant yet.

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	Vast Aire and Mighty Mi: The Best Damn Rap Show

They get equal billing, but Mighty Mi is the star of this rap show.

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Cage the Elephant Ignite Central Park with Kickoff for Summerstage Season

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"Cage the Elephant rocked two sold-out nights at Summerstage and return to NYC for a free show May 29th. Info on that and a preview of the full Summerstage schedule is here.

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