Column | Sep 4, 2013 | 8:05 AM
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Story | Nov 26, 2013 | 1:00 PMSometimes it seems like we’ve reached a peak-oil situation with regard to good, old, formerly unknown or obscure music: the great stuff has been located, mined and hauled to the surface. Now there are only little pockets left to be blasted out and brought to light, or flushed out to the open air with great force and lots of waste in the extraction process. How many more artists or bands like Death or Rodriguez or Jim Sullivan, or the Nu Grape Twins, or Bobby Charles, or like the long-lost big band sessions by Andrew Hill or outtakes from whichever genius giant you pick, how many can there be left? Just when one starts to despair about the prospects for a thrilling new discovery, the Oxford American’s annual Southern Music Issue arrives to set things right. If it doesn’t contain surprises and previously undiscovered gems for you (I bet it does), then it at least will point even the encyclopedic music buff back to the record collection with renewed fervor.
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Story | Dec 8, 2013 | 12:05 AM
Every once in a very great while, we get these people who rise above the confines of self. Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday at the age of 95, was one of those. He navigated his life by the polestar not of self, but of freedom and in so doing, became...
Story | Dec 7, 2013 | 9:05 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Florida State's dominating 45-7 victory against No. 20 Duke at Bank of America Stadium on Saturday night did more than hand the Seminoles their 14th ACC football championship. It allowed the top-ranked Seminoles (13-0) to begin...