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10:59 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Theo Parrish, 'Be In Yo Self'

Theo Parrish's new album, American Intelligence, is due out in early December.
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For years, Detroit has been the undisputed cradle of techno music with producer/DJ/composer Theo Parrish one of its foremost ambassadors. With the release of his latest album, American Intelligence, Parrish ups the ante on techno's future, a direction epitomized by the track "Be In Yo Self."

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Music Interviews
1:03 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Gruff Rhys Journeys Into The 'American Interior'

Gruff Rhys' new multimedia project is titled American Interior.
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First Listen
10:09 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

First Listen: She & Him, 'Classics'

She & Him's new album, Classics, comes out Dec. 2.
Autumn De Wilde Courtesy of the artist

Back in 2011, an album called A Very She & Him Christmas joined the eternal glut of holiday music. As might be expected, it featured a string of agreeably executed staples — "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree," "Silver Bells," et al — played with timeless impeccability by the duo of Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward.

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Music Interviews
4:11 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

Thompson Family's Musical Sweater: 'Smells Funny, Lot Of Personality'

The group Thompson includes folk musicians Richard and Linda Thompson and their son Teddy, along with other members of their extended family.
Linda Thompson Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun November 23, 2014 7:19 pm

In 1982, the beloved British folk duo Richard and Linda Thompson split up — both creatively and romantically.

Ever since, fans have longed for their reunion, including one fan in particular: their son, Teddy.

Teddy was just a boy back then. Now he's 38, with a recording career of his own, and he's brought together about a dozen musical members of the extended Thompson clan — including Richard and Linda, though they rarely appear in the same song — for a new album called "Family."

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Theater
6:21 am
Sun November 23, 2014

Reviving 'Allegro': Even Rodgers And Hammerstein Had Flops

A commentary on the American dream, Allegro tells the story of Joe Taylor Jr., a small-town doctor who moves to Chicago.
Rodgers & Hammerstein

Originally published on Mon November 24, 2014 1:42 pm

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II may have been one of the most successful writing teams in Broadway history — think of Oklahoma! and The Sound of Music, just to name a couple of their hits.

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