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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.

Why Now is Best Time to See Guns N’ Roses
1 year ago

Why Now is Best Time to See Guns N’ Roses

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
1 year ago

Why ‘Beautiful’ Is the Best Kind of Feminism

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
1 year ago

Subversive ‘Sound of Music’ Finds Joy in Faith

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
1 year ago

‘Good Times!’ Will Make Monkees Fans Squeal

“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
2 years ago

Denver’s ‘Sweeney Todd’ Packs Steampunk Pop

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
2 years ago

7 Underrated Monkees Songs

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’
3 years ago

HiT Musical Review: DCPA’s ‘The 12’

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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Newsboys’ ‘We Believe’ Shares ‘A.D.’s’ Uplifting Message
3 years ago

Newsboys’ ‘We Believe’ Shares ‘A.D.’s’ Uplifting Message

Both “Noah” and “Exodus: Gods and Kings” repeatedly downplayed the spirituality of the stories in question, both on screen and during the marketing push behind the films.

Not “A.D. The …
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The HiT List: The Apology Club Edition
3 years ago

The HiT List: The Apology Club Edition

The new host of Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show” is getting raves for his work on the program. So far he’s light years more balanced than predecessor Stephen Colbert, a …
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Top 7 Pop Music Capitalists
3 years ago

Top 7 Pop Music Capitalists

By  •  Music, Lists

Billy Joel famously lost millions following bad business deals and a string of ex-spouses . Dionne Warwick recently owed the IRS $10 million despite a cavalcade of hits over the …
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