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 | Mar 16, 2014 | 9:10 AM
The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn, presents "Periodical Cicadas (Brood II)" a lecture by Dr. John Cooley from UConn's Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. The lecture will...
Story | Mar 15, 2014 | 4:35 PM
LAWRENCE, Kan. The screaming is more connected now. With more context. More understanding. The same mistake that caused Bill Self's face to turn tomato red and practice to stop for three minutes now causes him to roll his eyes and use a sort of angry...