5 things R. Kelly said in his explosive interview with Gayle King

R&B singer R. Kelly, who has been accused of multiple instances of sexual and physical abuse, sat down with CBS’ Gayle King for a nearly 80-minute interview in which the singer denied the allegations, saying he was “tired of all the lies” and that all his accusers are liars.Kelly has pleaded not guilty to 10…

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Music: ‘Gumbo, Grits and Gravy’ is a stew of musical styles

Blues is a jumping off point for Guy Davis. He uses it as a basis to explore a variety of sounds and styles. Over his lengthy career, Davis has played all the usual blues venues and festivals, but also rock clubs and coffeehouses, and even on the dramatic stage where he’s both starred in and…

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Salem Public Library featured on Gateway City Library Trail

Recognizing the integral role that public libraries play in their communities, Massachusetts Center for the Book has added a Gateway City Library Trail to its live app, MassBook Trails.Salem Public Library is celebrated on the trail for providing democratic access to reading and 21st century gateways to opportunity for their patrons through digital connectivity and…

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Off the Vine: Mumm’s the word for sparkling wine

Uncork a bottle of sparkling wine and you’ll undoubtedly experience a feeling of total exuberance. Perhaps it’s the celebratory aura that sparkling wine evokes or the tingling on the nose from the tiny bubbles. Either way, sparklers just seem to bring out the best in people and that’s a good thing.With the warmer weather right…

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Strait fire: Fans give King of Country Music a royal reception at Gillette

FOXBORO — George Strait’s still got it.It’s been 38 years since his first single hit the charts, and I have no doubt the 67-year-old has it in him to sing a dozen more.Strait hit the stage in Foxboro Saturday night behind modern-day legend Blake Shelton, almost-a-star Cody Johnson and songwriter-turned-musician Caitlyn Smith. It was five…

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The Band That Time Forgot opens the music vault at the Burren

There was a time when Tim Jackson was playing in seven bands at once. In Boston. A drummer since his middle school days in Westport, Connecticut – when his dad bought him a gold sparkle snare drum … but, hold on, Jackson, who likes to tell stories, tells a story:“I was the accomplished little elementary…

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Music review: In Cohasset show, tribute band embraces their alter-Eagles

“Are you ready to party like it’s 1977?” Pat Badger asked, and the 1,200 Eagles fans at the South Shore Music Circus in Cohasset roared their assent. Saturday night the venerable Cohasset tent hosted Dark Desert Eagles, the tribute act Badger founded a couple years ago, and they delivered two 55-minute sets comprising most of the…

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Cape Ann Symphony to play movie classics in Ipswich and Manchester

Cape Ann Symphony will perform music from movies, including “Star Wars,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” and “Apocalypse Now,” in season-opening concert. Originally posted 2019-09-17 00:02:41. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Lee Fields testifies with his soul music in Boston

“We can make the world better if we come together,” Lee Fields sang with all his heart and soul Sunday night, and 400 music fans went home from Brighton Music Hall in Boston convinced it could be so.Fields and his six-piece backing band, The Expressions, delivered a 90-minute set that was alternately steamy and sensual,…

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Lifetime’s She’s Too Young Was a Sex Ed Cult Classic That Deserves More Respect

In my 2007 high school health class, the sex education unit was treated as a joke simply because everyone was too deeply uncomfortable to abstain from laughing. This was the year some noble Planned Parenthood volunteer came to New Jersey’s Ocean Township High School to stick a magnetic dildo on the whiteboard and demonstrate the…

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Julia Bomfim brings Brazilian strings to Amazing Things

“It was definitely the influence of my father,” said Julia Bomfim, when asked what first made her want to play an instrument. “He’s a professional flutist, a classical musician, and I grew up listening to a lot of classical music and going to a lot of his concerts.”Bomfim, a native of Rio De Janeiro, who…

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Sideman Zachariah Hickman takes center stage at Passim

Ask Zachariah Hickman a straightforward question, and you get an honest answer. The host of, performer in, and creator of the upcoming “Songs and Strings” shows at Club Passim on Oct. 9 and 10, is best known as a bass man – both double and electric – and often picks away on an acoustic guitar…

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NORTH SHORE BOOK NOTES: ‘I’ll Be Gone In The Dark’

Already a bestseller, “I’ll Be Gone in the Dark” is a testament to author Michelle McNamara’s obsession with the madman Golden State Killer we now know is ex-police officer James DeAngelo Jr. She was up front about the time, energy and expense that her true crime fascination demanded of her and her family. Originally posted…

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SOUNDS AROUND TOWN: Trace Bundy brings innovative acoustic stylings to TCAN

There are, no doubt, uncountable ways to play the guitar. Colorado-based Trace Bundy, who will be plying his trade at The Center for Arts in Natick on March 28, has found a unique approach, mixing together a bit of fakery (he has false fingernails), some re-imagined tools of the trade (he uses some unusual capos…

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