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  • 4 years ago | Concerts

    Usher with Akon at BankAtlantic Center April 27

  • 6 years ago | Concerts

    As an ace jazz guitarist with a husky syncopated voice, George Benson straddled the line between Quiet Storm R&B and adult contemporary during the mid-1970s and early 1980s. His singles from that era sound both of the time and utterly ageless: "Tu...

  • 6 years ago

    Some music fans will insist the art form of the Christmas album achieved perfection with Vince Guaraldi's score to A Charlie Brown Christmas; others will argue for the supremacy of A Christmas Gift for You from Phil Spector. Either way, each year ...

  • 7 years ago

    Forget boy bands and Barry Manilow; Christmas music might be the ultimate guilty pleasure. It's inherently corny, unrepentantly joyful, and the tiniest bit reverent — which are all qualities largely reviled by rock and roll purists. And alth...

  • 10 years ago

    "Mixing pop and politics, he asks me what the use is/I offer him embarrassment and my usual excuses." — Billy Bragg, "Waiting for the Great Leap Forwards" Musicologists will argue about the beginnings of politically conscious music, but a thu...