Dec
8
2018

POETRY & MUSIC: BRIGHT STAR

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Lennox Theatre, November 18 9/10 Exact contemporaries, John Keats and Franz Schubert were also identical twins in bringing the nascent Romantic movement to full flower. Between them they were responsible for the most lyrical poetry and music ever penned. Schubert infused his music with the purest poetry and Keats his verse with the most mellifluous […]

Dec
7
2018

Jeff “Siege” Siegel Quartet

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LONDON LIVE (ARC) 8/10 No, I hadn’t heard of Jeff Siegel, either, but the American drummer leads a storming band. This live album was recorded on the last date of a European tour, so the quartet was well primed. Alas the gig was in London on the night of a tube strike, so the audience […]

Dec
4
2018

Ivona Rose

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SO MODERN (Foghorn) 7/10 You hear the assortment of musical influences remotely, as if they are in the next room. In the foreground is a voice as both a singer and songwriter that sounds like no one else. Perhaps partly it is Ivona Rose’s Polish background adding a layer of sepia-tinted Euro nostalgia to the […]

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