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Poncho Sanchez
Poncho Sanchez
Poncho Sanchez

Conguero, band leader and salsa singer Poncho Sanchez is a Latin jazz icon. The guy’s recording career stretches back over 30 years. Later this month, he’ll release Live in Hollywood, his 25th album for Concord Records. We rece...

 
 
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The Imposter
The Imposter
The Imposter

The story of Frédéric Bourdin, an adult French Algerian who impersonated a missing Texas kid to get out of trouble in Spain,The Imposter would be unbelievable if it weren’t for the fact that it’s true. But, although it is a doc...

 
 
Movie
 
Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts

Life after college hasn’t been good to Jesse (How I Met Your Mother’s Josh Radnor), who’s barely making things work in New York where he has a desk job in college admissions. He has so little going on, in fact, that when his co...

 
 
Movie
 
Bachelorette
Bachelorette
Bachelorette

Although a relatively high demand download, it’s hard to believe that’s going to translate to big audience demand for 'Bachelorette" at the box office. This ill-conceived film bears more than a passing resemblance to 2011’s 'Br...

 
 
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Robot & Frank
Robot & Frank
Robot & Frank

We’ll be the first to admit that Robot & Frank, the new movie starring Frank Langella as an aging, crusty ex-con who’s losing his memory, appeals mostly to an older audience. The blue-hair crowd was in full force when we sa...

 
Eats & Drinks
 
New Glarus IIPA
New Glarus IIPA
New Glarus IIPA

Should you find your way up to America’s Dairyland, put Wisconsin’s New Glarus Brewing on your short list.  Currently these folks don’t export their beers across state lines, so you’ll need to go there yourself or befriend a ch...

 
 
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Celeste and Jesse Forever
Celeste and Jesse Forever
Celeste and Jesse Forever

The couple after which the film Celeste & Jesse Forever takes its name, Celeste (Rashida Jones) and Jesse (Andy Samberg) seem so well-suited to each other that they practically finish each other’s sentences. They have all s...

 
Eats & Drinks
 
Great Lakes Brewing Company's Lake Erie Monster
Great Lakes Brewing Company's Lake Erie Monster
Great Lakes Brewing Company's Lake Erie Monster

I’m a little late in writing this review.  The Lake Erie Monster Imperial IPA is a seasonal offering from Great Lakes, and unless you can find a hoarder of this fine early summer brew, you’ve got about nine months to go before ...

 
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The Jesus and Mary Chain
The Jesus and Mary Chain
The Jesus and Mary Chain

The Jesus and Mary Chain made quite an impression with its 1985 debut, Psychocandy, an aggressively noisy album that retained certain pop sensibilities despite the aural assault. Thought fighting constantly, brothers Jim and Wi...

 
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The Melvins
The Melvins
The Melvins

There’s likely a Guinness World Record for just about everything. One record that doesn’t yet exist is that no band has every played all 50 states and Washington D.C. in a matter of 51 days. The heavy-hitting Melvins are out to...