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  • Lupe Fiasco a voice of reason amid the violence

    Lupe Fiasco a voice of reason amid the violence
    For Lupe Fiasco, it was in some ways a heartbreaking year. In an interview last summer with MTV he broke down as he watched a 2006 video of himself and friends in his old West Side neighborhood, the laughter and easy camaraderie undercut by the realization that a number of those acquaintances were now dead, victims of gang violence.
  • Performance/Q&A: Cody Chesnutt

    Performance/Q&A: Cody Chesnutt
    Cody Chesnutt believes in taking his time. He earned widespread critical praise for his first album, the lo-fi, double disc “The Headphone Masterpiece” in 2002, when Chesnutt also lent his voice to the Roots’ “The Seed 2.0”-...

    Aretha Franklin revives memories at Harrison Opera House in Norfolk | Review

    Aretha Franklin revives memories at Harrison Opera House in Norfolk | Review
    Was Aretha Franklin's concert at Harrison Opera House in Norfolk on Saturday a triumphant romp through R&B history or an expensive disappointment? That depends, I suppose, on your expectations. Franklin, 70, brought a big band to Norfolk. There were...

    Album review: Justin Timberlake, 'The 20/20 Experience'

    Album review: Justin Timberlake, 'The 20/20 Experience'
    ***1/2 (out of four) When you're in love, there's no way to look cool. In theory, love's a graceful, sophisticated experience, but in practice it's full of silly pet names and stupid inside jokes – things that make the other person laugh and...

    Jaimoe's Jasssz Band plays Bridge Street Live in Collinsville on Dec. 17

    Jaimoe's Jasssz Band plays Bridge Street Live in Collinsville on Dec. 17
    There’s more to the story of Jaimoe, the drummer formerly known as Jai Johanny Johanson (or “Johnie,” as his parents called him), than his long-standing affiliation with the Allman Brothers Band. Years before his fateful run-in with...