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David Bromberg brings Americana to Ocean City

If you listened to bluegrass, folk, country or rock music during the 1970s, it was hard to miss the songs or musicianship of singer-songwriter David Bromberg.

Blues music finds a home in Tuckerton

Lou Reichert made his living as a salesman, but throughout his life what made him happiest was the work he did on the side, presenting the arts to the general public.

Band directors find having same career hits right chord

Counselors advise couples to share common interests. Jennifer Poorman Hodgson and Keith W. Hodgson, who have been married for the past 17 years, never run out of the things to say to each other.

Missing Springsteen? Here's where to get your fix of The Boss

Things are quiet on the Bruce Springsteen front — no new CD and no tours announced yet. But South Jersey fans who are jonesing for a hit of The Boss do have options.

Sweetness of 'American Pie' lies in its unknown meanings

We always got the easy parts, we clever teenagers. We knew that the Jester was Bob Dylan, and that "Jack Flash sat on a candlestick" referred to the Rolling Stones playing Candlestick Park. "Eight miles high and falling fast" was trivial. There were always a few kids who attached a deep theological meaning to "no angel born in hell" - surely not the Hell's Angels and the murder at Altamont in December 1969, that was too easy! - but the rest of us were smugly certain. The best way to start an argument, though, was to present some confident thesis on what was meant by "for 10 years we've been on our own" or who was singing "dirges in the dark."

Williams Jr. gets personal, political

Hank Williams Jr. kicks off his album "Old School, New Rules" by addressing ESPN's decision to drop his song as the opening theme for "Monday Night Football," a spot he held for more than 20 years.

DJ duo sizzles on 'I Love You, Man'

Swedish DJ duo Rebecca & Fiona is out and about with "I Love You, Man," a light and airy dance album that feels gilded in gold. This album is more about filling the need for fun summer sounds and less about ground-breaking arrangements, because there are none.

Zac Brown Band shows diversity on new CD

The Zac Brown Band delivers a message with the title of its new album, "Uncaged" - and the songs back it up.

Tops on iTunes: Katy Perry's 'Firework' the week's hottest single

Tops on iTunes

Music Review: Black Eyed Peas lacking on sixth album

The Black Eyed Peas' "The Beginning" is a nonstop party, but the effort is not without a few clanging missteps. Perhaps the purveyors of feel-good anthems are trying too hard to live up to that title, creating songs that sound as big as earlier hits, but lack the luster.

Music Review: Chrisette Michele releases gutsy third disc

Chrisette Michele has never been a run-of-the-mill R&B singer, and the Grammy Award-winner pulls even further away from the pack with the gutsy "Let Freedom Reign."

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Music Review: Jazmine Sullivan's dazzling second act

Jazmine Sullivan's sophomore disc, "Love Me Back," is something amazing.

Hip-hop wonder Minaj has much to live up to

LOS ANGELES - Nicki Minaj never envisioned herself as hip-hop's reigning "it" girl. The question alone makes her giggle as she offers an answer nowhere near as cocky as her saucy rhymes.

Miranda Lambert 'nervous' about penning a 'Revolution' followup

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Now that Miranda Lambert has swept the major country music awards for album of the year, she faces a daunting prospect: Topping "Revolution."

Tops on iTunes: 'Glee' cast spends another week at No. 1

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Music Review: Kanye's great 'Fantasy' lacks only fun

We knew well before "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" that Kanye West is a tortured genius. He had made enough headlines and leaked enough music to make that clear. The main question left for his fifth album was, what's in it for us?

Music Review: Ke$ha's 'Cannibal' a hot mess

Some people were bothered when Ke$ha joked about brushing her teeth with Jack Daniels on her breakthrough song, the drunken party anthem "TiK ToK." But it wasn't that big of a deal.

Music Review: 'Pink Friday' an uneven debut from Nicki Minaj

There is a lot of anticipation surrounding the release of Nicki Minaj's debut CD "Pink Friday." And there should be.

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