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Randy Newman at the Space in Westbury

Read "Randy Newman at the Space in Westbury" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante


Randy Newman The Space in Westbury Westbury, NY April 6, 2016 Satire is defined as the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. For the modern world, perhaps satire might best be defined simply and eloquently as--a Randy Newman song. The Oscar, Emmy and Grammy winning songwriter and composer, best-known for his 1977 hit ...

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Live Review

Randy Newman: Ottawa, Canada, March 28, 2011

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Randy NewmanCentrepointe Theatre, Ottawa, Canada March 28, 2011 While it's not been the 25 years that he cited as the time that's passed since his last Ottawa performance--he was actually in town for the 2007 Ottawa Bluesfest--it was his first time playing in a theater setting in Ottawa since the mid-1980s, when he delivered a solo show in the Opera of the National Arts Centre in support of Trouble in Paradise (Reprise, 1983). Still, with ...

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Album Review

Randy Newman: Harps and Angels

Read "Harps and Angels" reviewed by John Kelman


It's been nine years since Bad Love (Dreamworks SKG, 1999), Randy Newman's last album of original material. In the interim the singer/songwriter moved to Nonesuch for Songbook Vol. 1 (2003), where he revisited some of his favorite songs. As good as it was, it's nice to know that, with Harps and Angels, his pen is as sharp as ever. High expectations were set when he released “A Few Words in Defense of Our Country" in 2007. The iTunes-only ode to ...


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