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03.15.2014 | 32 days ago | Posted at 08:27 AM

Looking Back at the Rock Opera

By David Luhrssen
  During the wonder years of rock, roughly 1964 through 1974, every new album seemed to be a leap ahead of whatever came before. One of the longest strides from that era, The Who’s Tommy, gets its making-of documentary in Sensation: The Who’s Tommy (out on Blu-ray, DVD and assorted digital formats). Sensation successfully sets the stage and provides the context with a ...
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013
 This Discovery Channel series didn’t need to venture to Africa to find wild kingdoms. The nature documentary found plenty of fascinating footage in America’s backyard. Tom Selleck narrates this breathlessly paced show, offering close-ups of hammerhead sharks preying on other sharks just off
Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Classical Review

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Terry Riley were composers who expanded the range of music. What else do they share? Both are filed together under the heading of classical music, even though their music is separated by two centuries and sounds as unalike as imaginable. Sony Classical has just issued CDs of music by Mozart and Riley. The former is a new recording by a veteran virtuoso, pianist Leon...
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2008

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 9:00 PM

Two tribute bands pay homage to two the greatest rock ’n’ roll bands of all time tonight at a 9 p.m. Shank Hall show. Substitute, a tribute to The Who, splits the bill with Shattered, a Rolling Stones cover band.

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