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  • Austin: Texas capital offers far more than SXSW

    Austin: Texas capital offers far more than SXSW
    AUSTIN, Texas — As you read this, Austin's South by Southwest festival is over for 2012. The "Welcome SXSW!" signs have been peeled from club facades, movie marquees, hotels and gas stations. The handbills advertising movies, bands and the newest interactive apps are gone for another year.
  • Album review: Bonnie Raitt, 'Slipstream' ✭✭✭

    Album review: Bonnie Raitt, 'Slipstream' ✭✭✭
    “Slipstream” (Redwing) marks Bonnie Raitt’s first album since 2005 and her first independent release in a career that stretches back to the early ‘70s. The album is a composite of two recording sessions, one a self-produced...

    Sam Rivers dies at 88; pioneering jazz saxophonist, composer

    Sam Rivers dies at 88; pioneering jazz saxophonist, composer
    Sam Rivers, a saxophonist and composer who helped define the avant-garde jazz scene in the 1960s and '70s, died of pneumonia Monday in Orlando, Fla. He was 88. Rivers, whose legacy is defined by both his pioneering spirit in the post-bop jazz scene and a...

    One music fan's tale of Internet cloud hopping

    One music fan's tale of Internet cloud hopping
    For the Jan. 29 Good Life section of Daily Press, I wrote a story about the growth and popularity of music streaming services, companies such as Spotify, Rhapsody and Pandora that allow easy access to cloud-based collections of millions of songs. In...

    Louisiana Red dies at 79; Alabama-born slide guitarist found success in Germany

    Louisiana Red dies at 79; Alabama-born slide guitarist found success in Germany
    Like so many other blues musicians, slide guitarist Louisiana Red long struggled to make a living in his native country, so in the early 1980s he moved to Germany where, to his delight, he found audiences far more receptive to his elemental sound. He...