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Fifty Years Ago the Grateful Dead Became the 'Workingman's Dead'

Psychedelic rockers the Grateful Dead changed directions in 1970 and went country with Workingman's Dead, becoming early folk-rock/country-rock pioneers.

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Ready for Her Cue: An Interview with Soul Legend Valerie Simpson

With dazzle, flair, and "all that jazz", Songwriters Hall of Fame legend Valerie Simpson makes her Broadway debut as Matron "Mama" Morton in Chicago: The Musical.

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Formation: Look at the Powerful People

South London quintet, Formation, release a debut packed album with rich grooves tailor made for the dancefloor, but their socio-political ambitions fall disappointingly short.

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R.E.M.: Complete Rarities - Warner Bros. 1988-2011

R.E.M. finally follow up Dead Letter Office with the orphaned Warner Bros. tracks. Prepared to be overwhelmed.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.: 24 September 2011 - New York

After chatting with PopMatters, Detroit duo revs up crowd with the impact of powerful pop performance.

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Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey' in 2001

Kubrick's 2001: A Spacy Odyssey, and the revolutionary epoch of its making, seem a mere Technicolor blip in an otherwise olive drab post-World War II empire.

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