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Digitized or demonized, today’s music defies easy categorization. We may listen to music in ways we never dreamed of before, but it always comes down to the beat, the rhythm and the lyrics no matter how many ones and zeroes line up for our inspection.

Green Day Live: Fun, Interactive and Hypocritical
2 months ago

Green Day Live: Fun, Interactive and Hypocritical

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I have always loathed Green Day.

I was already an adult when they first came on the scene. Even though they were touted as being Punk, they never seemed authentic. …
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Third Eye Blind: No Politics, Just Pure ’90s Rock
9 months ago

Third Eye Blind: No Politics, Just Pure ’90s Rock

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As a man of 5’7″, there’s nothing I can do about the former.

I still insist in my proudest moments that a small growth spurt is waiting around the corner. …
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‘Circles and Squares’ Review: Shimmery Summer Pop
9 months ago

‘Circles and Squares’ Review: Shimmery Summer Pop

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The best songs endure, sharing fresh facets with every listen.

Seth Swirsky’s “Circles and Squares” falls into the latter category.

The pop prince behind “Watercolor Day” and “Instant Pleasure” packs layer …
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Why Now is Best Time to See Guns N’ Roses
10 months ago

Why Now is Best Time to See Guns N’ Roses

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Frontman Axl Rose is infamous for diva behavior. You know, showing up late, refusing to go on stage and sparking riots.

After becoming a recluse following the insanely eventful “Use Your …
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Why ‘Beautiful’ Is the Best Kind of Feminism
10 months ago

Why ‘Beautiful’ Is the Best Kind of Feminism

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She’s dowdy to the core, a Brooklyn girl who thinks she isn’t pretty enough to sing her own songs. Her tunes are meant for stars, not a mom struggling with …
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Subversive ‘Sound of Music’ Finds Joy in Faith
11 months ago

Subversive ‘Sound of Music’ Finds Joy in Faith

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The college student earned the chance to play Maria in the national touring production of “The Sound of Music.”

College clearly can wait.

Anderson isn’t just cozy slipping into Julie Andrews’ …
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‘Good Times!’ Will Make Monkees Fans Squeal
12 months ago

‘Good Times!’ Will Make Monkees Fans Squeal

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“Good Times!,” the band’s first album of new material in 20 years, coincides with the band’s 50th anniversary tour.

Nostalgia will only take an act so far, let alone one …
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Denver’s ‘Sweeney Todd’ Packs Steampunk Pop
1 year ago

Denver’s ‘Sweeney Todd’ Packs Steampunk Pop

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Denver’s take on Stephen Sondheim’s quasi-opera mines a local resource to glorious effect.

Colorado’s own DeVotchKa reinterprets the Tony winning musical, playing through May 15 at Denver’s Stage Theatre. The gypsy …
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7 Underrated Monkees Songs
1 year ago

7 Underrated Monkees Songs

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The so-called Pre-Fab Four recorded some of the best pop music of the 1960s. It’s no accident that, 50 years after the band’s eponymous sitcom debuted, people still clamor for …
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HiT Musical Review: DCPA’s ‘The 12’
2 years ago

HiT Musical Review: DCPA’s ‘The 12’

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Just ask the team behind “Noah,” the 2014 film which took immense liberty with the source material and suffered populist blowback as a result.

“The 12,” the world premiere musical playing …
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