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    Miles, a Movie/TV Bad Guy and Studio Rio

    Kind of Blue-Legacy Edition," Miles Davis (Columbia/Legacy, HHHHH) was released January 2009, and the original 1959 album is rated No. 12 on Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest LPs of All Time" list. However, Miles continued to evolve, and the live recording reviewed below shows how far-removed he was...


    Celebrate Independence Day with these American treasures

    This Independence Day column kicks off with my review of a new album by New Orleans' Rebirth Brass Band, who are scheduled to play at Biloxi's Kress Live on July 5. Following that are my opinions on Willie Nelson's new album and a biographical DVD feature about B.B. King.


    Vincent, Alice, Carter, Ralph and The Babys

    This week's column leads off with my review of an award-winning film about original theatrical rocker Alice Cooper, followed by my opinions on a book detailing the turbulent lives of early bluegrass/traditional music pioneers The Stanley Brothers. My thoughts about a new album by reassembled 1970s...