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Listening to … Angaleena Presley, ‘American Middle Class’

Martin County native Angaleena Presley knows small town Appalachian life well enough to not romanticize it too much. While a lot of country songs today get all nostalgic for Friday night lights, she writes about the town football star dying … Continue reading

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Listening to … Morrissey, ‘World Peace is None of Your Business’

Twenty-seven years ago, Morrissey sang, “If you think peace is a common goal, that goes to show how little you know,” in The Death of a Disco Dancer from The Smiths’ final studio album, Strangeways, Here We Come.  And if you have sort of … Continue reading

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Listening to … Crowder, ‘Neon Steeple’

Christian music fans who really appreciate quality, thoughtful, expressive music experienced a collective sense of loss when The David Crowder Band bowed out in 2012 with Give Us Rest, which could have also been titled, You’re Really, Really Going to Miss … Continue reading

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Academy of Country Music Awards: the un-awards show awards show

The Grammy Awards have been becoming more of a concert and less of an awards show for the past decade or so. This year, the Academy of Country Music Awards took a page from that playbook and ran with it, … Continue reading

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‘How I Met Your Mother’ ended the way it should have

OBLIGATORY SPOILER ALERT: If you have not seen the How I Met Your Mother finale, read no further until you have. In the final moments of the How I Met Your Mother finale, Ted Mosby’s (Josh Radnor) daughter Penny (Lyndsy Fonseca) totally called … Continue reading

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Review: Zac Brown Band at Rupp Arena

Photo gallery: Zac Brown Band in Rupp Arena. Several minutes into the Zac Brown Band‘s performance of Who Knows, Saturday night at Rupp Arena, it was easy to forget what song you were hearing. Echoing the song’s stormy lyrics about thunder and … Continue reading

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TV review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (premiers at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 17) isn’t the first time writer-producers Dan Goor and Michael Schur have brought a Saturday Night Live Star to prime time. They were the force behind the Amy Poehler vehicle Parks and Recreation which … Continue reading

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Review: Backstreet Boys, In A World Like This

News that the Backstreet Boys sold out their Aug. 9 date at Cincinnati’s PNC Pavilion prompted a question: Is this turn-of-the-millennium nostalgia, or is Backstreet back? It sort of seemed like the latter at the beginning of the summer when … Continue reading

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Review: Brad Paisley ~ Wheelhouse

His name is Brad Paisley, and he will be your cowboy-hatted global tour guide. This is a role the guitar slinger has played before, like on his 2009 song Welcome to the Future, in which he sang about video chatting with companies … Continue reading

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Review: The Band Perry ~ Pioneer

After two swings through Rupp Arena as a supporting act, The Band Perry seems destined to take over headlining duties. The group’s second album, Pioneer, is a prime vehicle to take it there with a dozen numbers that will play to big … Continue reading

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