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Faun and a Pan Flute: Traffic

Read "Traffic" reviewed by Dave Wayne

jny: Atlanta, the home of OutKast, CeeLo Green, Usher, and really the whole “Dirty South" hip hop thing, is not a place normally associated with bands that play super-complex all-original instrumental art-rock. So, you may have to pinch yourself when you hear Traffic by Atlanta-based prog-rockers Faun and a Pan Flute. And to be totally frank, ...


Quincy Jones Presents Young Jazz Talent at The Broad Stage, Santa Monica

Quincy Jones Presents Young Jazz Talent at The Broad Stage, Santa Monica

As part of The Broad Stage’s Jazz Council Initiative, the Quincy Jones Presents series kicks off this fall with an astonishing array of musical talent. The series starts with a concert with Justin Kauflin on November 22nd. Kauflin, a talented young pianist who lost his sight due to a rare eye disease at 11, will be ...


Jamaica Celebrates Its Legendary Music During the Island's 50th Anniversary of Independence

Fifty years of Jamaica’s independence also marks over 50 years of legendary Jamaican music. To commemorate the famous artists and genres that hail from the island, there are a number of heart-thumping music events and festivals this year. Throughout 2012, visitors will have an opportunity to experience the music of Jamaica during a series of island-wide ...


Usher at the Apollo Theater

Usher at the Apollo Theater

In the Hands of a Pro, the Moves Meet the Grooves Usher Friday night with hits, splits and a handstand. “It's been about four years since we last met," Usher said addressing a sold-out audience as a single acquaintance. “I wanted it to be here at the Apollo." He let that notion sink in ...


Usher Scores Second Best Sales Debut Of 2008

Usher Scores Second Best Sales Debut Of 2008

Four years after his Confessions rocked the charts, Usher returns to The Billboard 200 at No. 1 with Here I Stand. With 433,000 U.S. copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, the LaFace/Zomba album is the second biggest debut this year behind the 463,000 start of Mariah Carey's E=MC2. Here I Stand was led by the single ...


Usher Closing in on No. 1 Album Debut

Usher Closing in on No. 1 Album Debut

Usher's Here I Stand continues to charge its way towards a No. 1 debut on next week's Billboard 200 album chart, as it will once again lead Nielsen SoundScan's Building chart when it is released later today (May 30). Unweighted sales of Stand through the close of business Thursday (May 29) were 267,000. Depending on weekend ...


Usher's Here I Stand CD

Usher's Here I Stand CD

USHER 2.0/ One of the Last Big Pop Stars Tries Adulthood. No catharsis here: Usher has stripped out the pain audible in the work of so many great male soul singers. Usher's new album, Here I Stand, is the work of a newlywed. The challenge here is to convince us that he is a ...


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