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  • These songs were made for you and me

    These songs were made for you and me
    The idea was simple enough. Take four South Florida songwriters, chosen for their talent and their disparate styles, get them together, ask them to write a song centered on a certain theme, and then give them a limited time in which to accomplish the...
  • Presidential campaign song quiz

    Presidential campaign song quiz
    Choose whether each song is on (A) Barack Obama’s campaign Spotify playist, (B) Mitt Romney’s campaign Spotify playlist or (C) Neither. 1. “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow,” The Soggy Bottom Boys 2. “I Won’t Back Down,&...
  • Jesse Jones Jr.'s sibling revelry

    Jesse Jones Jr.'s sibling revelry
    Saxophonist Jesse Jones Jr. modeled his first band in high school, the Melt-Jess Jazz Quintet, after the muscular jazz of the Cannonball Adderley Quintet: Jones, of course, channeled Cannonball, the revered alto saxophonist and onetime Dillard High School...
  • Rick Ross releases 'Django Unchained' soundtrack cut

    Rick Ross releases 'Django Unchained' soundtrack cut
    In accordance with established Quentin Tarantino tradition, the upcoming soundtrack to the director's "Django Unchained" is to feature no shortage of crate-digger's delights, including Jim Croce's "I Got a Name" and vintage film music by Ennio Morricone....
  • 'Mad Men' recalls 1960s best and worst

    As you news media consumers know, an earth-shaking event took place last week; big enough to blow the presidential campaign, the pope's travels, the Supreme Court and health care, and even Kate Middleton's latest frock off the magazine covers. Yes, it...
  • Alicia Keys looks back at previous albums; 'Girl on Fire' hits No. 1

    Alicia Keys looks back at previous albums; 'Girl on Fire' hits No. 1
    When Alicia Keys talked to The Times about her latest album, "Girl on Fire," the singer was candid about the newfound confidence she showcases on the disc. A decade into a career that boasts 14 Grammys and more than 35 million albums sold, Keys says she...
  • Stream complete 'Django Unchained' soundtrack here

    Stream complete 'Django Unchained' soundtrack here
    In need of online-shopping accompaniment that doesn't feature sleigh bells or mistletoe? Consider the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's upcoming "Django Unchained," which you can stream below. As with most of Tarantino's soundtracks, the album...
  • Matthew Bourne, Ethan Stiefel part of Music Center's 2013-14 season

    Matthew Bourne, Ethan Stiefel part of Music Center's 2013-14 season
    The new 2013-14 season of Dance at the Music Center will feature works by choreographers Matthew Bourne, Ethan Stiefel and Alexei Ratmansky. The season, which the Music Center announced this week, will also include return appearances by Ballet Preljocaj...
  • R.J. Smith on the godfather of soul, James Brown [video]

    R.J. Smith on the godfather of soul, James Brown [video]
    "The amazing thing about James Brown, for me," says R.J. Smith, "is you can't figure him out." That's not uncommon for a music journalist, but it reveals just how complex Brown was -- Smith was his biographer. Smith, the author of 2012's "The One: The...
  • Big Boi thrives on collaboration

    Big Boi thrives on collaboration
    Big Boi is a serial collaborator, one of those endlessly curious artists who’s always thinking “what if?” when he charges into a new project. As one-half of OutKast, Big Boi helped expand the language of hip-hop. As a solo artist, he&...
  • Orlando Fringe review: 'Stayin' Alive III'

    Orlando Fringe review: 'Stayin' Alive III'
    The Downtowners, a senior-citizen choral ensemble from Orlando Lutheran Towers, return to Fringe with "Stayin' Alive III," featuring classic-hit songs to modern tunes. The production opens with their version of LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" called...