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New CD releases: All Saints, Punch Brothers, Mighty Mighty Bosstones and Boz Scaggs

Album of the week All Saints  Testament 4/5 (AS Recordings) After two previous “comeback” albums of variable quality (Studio 1 in 2006 and Red Flag a decade later) All Saints settle into a much more consistent groove here. Always a superb vocal band, the 90s quartet quickly re-establish their talent for close, rhythmic harmonies on the opening Who Do You ...

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On the Charts: Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ Leads Quiet Week With Third Straight Number One

Drake‘s new album Scorpion captured Number One for the third straight week to rule a quiet week on the Billboard 200. The rapper’s latest sold 260,000 total copies in its third week of release, including 213,000 streaming equivalent albums (SEAs), to make it the first album since Adele’s 25 back in December 2016 to chalk up thre… Music – Rolling ...

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Opera Review: Ariadne Auf Naxos at Opera Holland Park

The opera opens to a grand exterior entrance (once part of Holland House), with three caravans ranged outside for the artistes commissioned to put on an after-dinner entertainment for the richest man in the city and guests. Two vans are dressing rooms for the Prima Donna and Tenor performing a tragedy based on the Greek myth of Ariadne and Theseus ...

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