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A Place for Us: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and the Legacy Captured in 'Imagine John Yoko'

Imagine John Yoko is a beautifully curated recollection of a song, an album, successive films, and the legacy of peaceful idealism from the people who made it happen and carry on with the message.

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Jackie Lynn: Jackie Lynn

Here's an intriguing concept album, a midwestern Western set to music.

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The Brilliant Failure of Miranda July's Social Media App, 'Somebody'

On its web site, the social media app, Somebody, is described as the "antithesis of the utilitarian efficiency that tech promises".

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Laurie Anderson + Geri Allen: 17 July 2012 - New York

The Stone only accommodates an audience of about 60. But when Laurie Anderson performed with pianist Geri Allen, each would have rather been nowhere else.

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But Is It Art? A Look at Pop Culture in South African Music

Contemporary South African popular music reveals a myriad of artists searching for an identity in a country still recovering from racial hatred; and a youth looking to the past in order to make sense of the present.

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Amanda Palmer: Goes Down Under

Pandering is not always a bad thing. Pimping one’s self and music as a way of entertainment is a form of performance art with a long-honored tradition.

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An Evil Weevil, a Rabid Anti-Communist Who Gleefully Did Joe McCarthy’s Bidding

It's clear that both Jack Smith and Roy Cohn erected cages for themselves, though arguably Smith's domicile was the emotionally healthier one, as it was devoid of pretense or hypocrisy.

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Vito Acconci: In Conversation at Acconci Studio, New York

Performance artist Vito Acconci talks with students, but no real conversation takes place.

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Noise Bleed

The surfeit of noise in the modern world demands a genre of music that can match it, squall for squall. Humphrey reports on San Francisco's noise music scene.

Jenna Humphrey

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