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Katharine Hedlund: Soul, Standards and Rhythm in a Live Recording Session

Katharine Hedlund: Soul, Standards and Rhythm in a Live Recording Session

Paul Taylor, the local multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire who manages the recording studio at Crosstown Arts, recently approached me about a project he was particularly excited about:

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Artina McCain’s Celebration of Black Composers

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Artina McCain, assistant professor of piano at University of Memphis, is a busy woman. In addition to teaching and performing locally, she and husband

Alice Hasen Releases New Album: <i> Violintro</i>

Alice Hasen Releases New Album: Violintro

Memphis music fans are well acquainted with violinist Alice Hasen, even if they don't know it. She keeps busy as a member, with Seth

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Good People Even Do Bad Things is the title of the new HEELS album. "That is a Mr. Rogers reference," says Joshua McLane, who

Tony Manard's Big Ole Band Captures A Big Small Town Called Memphis

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"Getting by in Memphis...Getting high in Memphis...Getting fired in Memphis." So end the first three verses of Tony Manard's "Fool From Memphis." On the

Datadrums Celebrate LP Release At Shangri-La's <i>Sweat Fest 5</i> on Saturday

Datadrums Celebrate LP Release At Shangri-La's Sweat Fest 5 on Saturday

After a Decade & A Half, Long-Standing Memphis Band Issues Its Definitive Statement.
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1000 Lights: Zen and the Art of Stooges Covers

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There's only one band in Memphis, and everyone is in it. The truth in that old pearl was underlined by last Saturday's tribute to

Bobby Rush is Back, Grooving the Blues Away

Bobby Rush is Back, Grooving the Blues Away

The 86-year-old local treasure sounds as spry as a spring chicken in a Mississippi yard.

<i>Elvis Live 1969</i>: Bearing Witness To The King's Triumphant Reinvention

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Painting Blue: Amy LaVere’s Latest is Dark and Beautiful

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When speaking with Memphis musical stalwart Amy LaVere about her new album, Painting Blue (Nine Mile Records), I hesitate to pin it down as

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Alice Hasen Releases New Album: Violintro

Alice Hasen: Thank you both so much! Many thanks to Alex Greene for the interview opportunity. I'm so honored to be part »

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Alice Hasen Releases New Album: Violintro

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No Memphis Music and Heritage Festival This Year

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