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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Elvis Costello Doesn’t Need A Band

Sauntering out onto the stage of the State Theatre in Easton, Pennsylvania, Elvis Costello was impressed. “This place is beautiful,” he gushed. “When was it built?” “1873,” someone shouted out and they were right. The building, starting out as a rather grandiose bank, is a historical landmark in an…

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Kam On Film: ‘Inside Llewyn Davis,’ ‘Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey’ and What’s New In Theaters

Inside Llewyn Davis

CBS Films

Rated R for profanity and some sexual references

Coen Bros. Musical Chronicles A Week In The Life Of Fledgling Folksinger

It’s Greenwich Village in the middle of the winter of 1961, and Llewyn Davis (Oscar Issac) is so down on his luck…

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Reality Check: Nelson Mandela 1918-2013

For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances others.

—Nelson Mandela

 

You will read and hear a great deal about Nelson Mandela over the coming weeks, but for me he will always be a…

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Deleted Scenes: Nelson Mandela 1918-2013

I seriously doubt there’s anything I can offer on the passing of Nelson Mandela that the bevvy of world leaders, members of the African National Congress, his family, celebrities, commentators, press agents, newspeople, Nobel Prize commissions, etc. haven’t already covered concerning the former South African president and anti-apartheid activist. He’s…

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Between & Beyond: Capitalism & Self

As I have stated before in this column, I don’t identify with either Democrats or Republicans. I am a leftist and both of the major parties are in fact centrist. In spite of what the media incessantly repeats, Democrats will never actually ban guns and Republicans will never actually ban…

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What It Do: Now We Here

The public education system, envisioned by people such as Benjamin Franklin and W.E.B. Du Bois, and built up during the 20th century into a genuine engine of upward economic mobility, has been wounded—mortally, in my opinion.

The aggressive testing regime introduced by No Child Left Behind and implemented by gangster…

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The Aquarian Weekly’s Holiday Concert Series At The Starland Ballroom

With the cold of the end of the year and the holiday season upon us, The Aquarian Weekly’s Holiday Concert Series is here to please, with the warm embrace of great music to ensure your 2013 goes out with a proverbial bang.

Between Dec. 12 and Dec. 29, the…

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Shoreworld: Asbury Music Awards; The Grip Weeds Slip Into The Groove

21st Annual Asbury Music Awards – Dec. 12 – Live From The Legendary Stone Pony

The holiday season is upon us. The flurry of holiday activity is an intense period where most of us can only hang on for dear life as it does its best to hand out…

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: Young Rising Sons

Local music fans, it’s about that time to spotlight some artists! 2013 has been an incredible year to say the least, and I want to keep the momentum going for next year. That being said, if you know of any bands or are a musician putting out some new…

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Out Of Bounds: The New York Knicks – A Blueprint For Failure

We’re not even a quarter of the way through the 2013-14 NBA season, but one thing is already certain: The New York Knicks—a team that was supposed to contend with the top squads in the Eastern Conference—are finished. Kaput. Down for the count. And while they may string together…

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