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Lita Ford photo by David Castillo
Lita Ford photo by David Castillo
Lita Ford photo by David Castillo
 

Lita Ford: Owning it

 
December 17, 2014
 



Singer-guitarist Lita Ford first joined the Runaways when she was only 16 years old. Now, at age 56, Ford is still at it. Two years ago, she embarked on a summer arena tour with Def Leppard and Poison. And last year, she releas...

 
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The Bad Plus
The Bad Plus
The Bad Plus

Jazz trio The Bad Plus—bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson and drummer David King—raised a few eyebrows with its 2001 debut. The album included inventive takes on pop and rock tracks such as Abba’s “Knowing Me, Knowing...

 
 
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Mr. Gnome
Mr. Gnome
Mr. Gnome
 

Mr. Gnome Goes It Alone

 
December 15, 2014
 



Earlier this year, the avant metal act Mr. Gnome released its new album, The Heart of a Dark Star, to wide acclaim. According to the band’s press release, “[Singer] Nicole [Barille] and [drummer] Sam [Meister] are back in their...

 
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Marc RIbot photo by Barbara Rigon
Marc RIbot photo by Barbara Rigon
Marc RIbot photo by Barbara Rigon
 

Marc Ribot: Scoring the silence

 
December 8, 2014
 



Marc Ribot may be best known for his contributions to many Tom Waits albums but the guitarist has played with a long list of great musicians that includes Elvis Costello, Elton John and Marianne Faithfull. He also has put out a...

 
 
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Nick Lowe
Nick Lowe
Nick Lowe

The Quality Street holiday album was hailed as “characteristically great” (New York Magazine) and “unimpeachably tasteful” (Washington Post) when it came out. Dubbed a “sleighbell-free zone” by sin...

 
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Barney Taxel
Barney Taxel
Barney Taxel

Barney Taxel began seriously exploring a beloved garden cemetery with cameras in tow in 2000. The commercial and fine art photographer had to whittle down thousands of color and black-and-white images to arrive at the roughly 2...

 
 
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Martina McBride photo by Glynis Carpenter
Martina McBride photo by Glynis Carpenter
Martina McBride photo by Glynis Carpenter
 

Martina McBride: Going for it

 
November 25, 2014
 



Country singer Martina McBride has a career that stretches all the way back to the ‘90s when she made her debut with The Time Has Come. Since then, McBride has won countless awards and sold millions of albums. Earlier this year...