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Hearing O’ The Green: A Sip of Irish Sounds For St. Paddy’s Day

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  We could hardly avoid the fact that it’s Saint Patrick’s Day, what with our New York office literally yards away from the world’s oldest, longest, largest parade commemorating this most Irish of all holidays. Even now, we can hear the trumpets and snares of high-school marching corps as they march down 5th avenue belting out a martial version of ... Read More »

New Jamacian Museum Holds Open Calls For Reggae Artifacts

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And by “Reggae artifacts” we’re not talking about your CD of “Bob Marley: Legend” or that woven beanie you bought Freshman year. Rather, Herbie Miller, the curator of a forthcoming museum of Reggae music under development in Kingston, Jamaica is asking the public to contribute any relevant or valuable mementos relating to the island nation’s top cultural export. Already, the ... Read More »

Frank Gossner Serves Up Hot Vintage Afro-Pop With “Lagos Disco Inferno”

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  If you’ve ever thumbed through an edition of our “Music + Travel: Worldwide” guidebook to musical scenes from around the globe, you’d know that we have a soft spot in our hearts for the bouncing Afro-Pop beats that flowed out of the Africa starting in the 1970s. Specifically, we’ve dedicated an entire chapter to “Ethiopop”, the heady mix of ... Read More »

“Jud Suss” Revisited, Haunted Hotels, and “A Prophet” Wins Top French Prize

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  “A Prophet”, which just opened in the States last Friday, has won the César—France’s equivalent of the Academy Award. (Yahoo!)   Martin Scorsese may have the International Olympic Committee and NBC to thank for the box-office success of “Shutter Island”. (NYT)   Authorities are warning civilians to be on the look out for giant battling robots in Moscow and ... Read More »

Travel a World of Your Obsessions and Save A Little Coin, Our Guides on Discount

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  For those who want to travel the world through a prism of their own obsessions—art, music, or film—our guides are invaluable resource. Where did Jimmy Stewart dive into San Francisco Bay in “Vertigo”? Where’s the best place to see Parisian rap live? What bars and speakeasies have inspired Hong Kong filmmakers? The answers to these and thousands of other ... Read More »

Lloyd-Webber and Others Look To Adopt Abbey Road Studios

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  No sooner did we mention the fact that record-company giant EMI is reacting to several quarters of low returns by putting the legendary Abbey Road Studios on the market than a group of interested parties left a notice about a grassroots effort to buy and preserve the place where most of the Beatles’ catalog and dozens of other genre-changing ... Read More »

The Scene In Six Sounds: Underrated and Influential

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  This week we”re going sing of the unsung heroes, the musician’s musicians, bands that get mentioned in every “influences” column on MySpace but still, somehow, manage to sell a measly number of records next to their more commercially accessible rivals. We’re talking hardcore rockers who couldn’t make it on to the radio, the wacky iconoclasts who were just to ... Read More »

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