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The Record
2:16 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta' Is A Fait Accompli

Jay-Z (left) and Timbaland (who produced most of the album) at the release party for Magna Carta Holy Grail July 3 in Brooklyn.
Kevin Mazur Getty Images for Samsung

Originally published on Sun August 4, 2013 1:58 pm

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World Cafe
2:14 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

BRONCHO On World Cafe

BRONCHO.
Jaret Ferratusco Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri October 4, 2013 10:03 am

The fun, aggressive pop band BRONCHO is reminiscent of both The Ramones and Weezer. Straddling the line between pop and punk, the band's 2011 debut Can't Get Past The Lips has 10 songs but clocks in at just 20 minutes.

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Music Reviews
1:11 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Two New Jazz Albums Recall The Wide Open Spaces of The West

Rich Halley and his quartet play with Bobby Bradford at the Penofin Jazz Festival.
Bob Pyle Rich Halley

Portland, Ore. tenor saxophonist Rich Halley's quartet album Crossing the Passes on his Pine Eagle label commemorates a week-long trek over the Wallowa mountain range in Northeast Oregon, where Halley's been climbing since he was a boy. We could talk about his dual obsessions with music and nature as cultivating a love of wide-open improvisational spaces; he's got one band that only plays outdoors. But all that climbing also has practical benefits: It builds lung-power.

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All Songs Considered
1:05 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Question Of The Week: What's Your Karaoke Jam?

Rick Diamond Getty Images for ACM

Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 7:21 pm

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All Songs Considered
11:03 am
Tue July 9, 2013

The '90s Are Back, Or Whatever...

Originally published on Thu November 21, 2013 10:55 am

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