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Gary Clark Jr.: Seeing Is Believing

If you have a chance to check Clark out live, do so. He sounds fine in a studio setting, and I encourage you to grab his new disc. But like most of the better acts, especially of the jazz and blues idioms, he needs to be seen to be appreciated, and believed.

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Gary Clark Jr.: Blak & Blu

Gary Clark Jr.'s major label debut is an uneven attempt at making a legend out of an artist that may just have the talent to one day earn that title. As for the present, there's still work to do.

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Honeydripper

John Sayles' Honeydripper is less a conventional film than a bluesy collaboration -- slow-moving and contemplative, wily and laced through with cultural nuances.

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