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In honor of Stephen Sondheim: just a few of his best lyrics

Stephen Sondheim, the respected, admired, and, let’s face it — worshipped — composer-lyricist behind some of Broadway’s most beloved and celebrated shows, died today at 91. Mr. Sondheim was the Shakespeare of musical theater. Now we know for certain that “there are giants in the sky.” Even more than the melodies, Sondheim’s lyrics stand alone as … Continue reading

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New Holiday Music: Lori McKenna — “Christmas Is Right Here”

Lori McKenna — “Christmas Is Right Here” Label: Thirty Tigers Produced by Lori McKenna, Luke Laird & Barry Dean, Christmas Is Right Here is a six song EP that does exactly what a new addition to your home’s treasured Christmas music collection should. It reminds, it celebrates, it contemplates, and it inspires. For McKenna, Christmas is an ever-changing kaleidoscope … Continue reading

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New Roots Music: John McTigue III — ‘It’s About Time’

John McTigue III — It’s About Time Label: Mc3 Records It’s About Time, John McTigue III’s first full length solo recording is an album of rich, textured songs that create and sustain an atmosphere worthy of regular repeat visits. From the opening track, “Deep Ellum Blues” by Joe and Bob Shelton, through “Starbuck (Buckaroo)” by Bob … Continue reading

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New Christmas Music — Brett Eldredge’s ‘Mr. Christmas’

‘Tis the season for fans of Platinum-selling recording artist Brett Eldredge to be delighted with a brand-new holiday album from Mr. Christmas himself. The aptly titled Mr. Christmas is available now and features the classics we all know and love alongside two never-before-heard originals, including the title track “Mr. Christmas.” Written by Eldredge and frequent collaborator Ross … Continue reading