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Review: Electronic Experimentalist Lotic Finds Kinder, Gentler Chaos on ‘Power’

Since 2011, Texas-Berlin producer Lotic has been sculpting experimental club music from noise swarms, microscopic samples and mutated bass rumbles, making fans of Björk, Ben Frost and more. 2015’s EP Heterocetera and short mixtape Agitations created mutating nightmares from, respectively, Penderecki-esque howls of microtonal noise and revving Transformers grind. However, with the release of their first full-length, Lotic opts for a kinder, gentler chaos. … Music ...

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Review: Christina Aguilera Flexes Her Diva Power on the Excellent 'Liberation'

Xtina is, hands down, one of the greatest vocalists of her generation. And she has spent the better part of two decades figuring out what exactly to do with that voice. There was the bubblegum of her self-titled 1999 debut and her transition into R&B-infused, low-rise jean’d adulthood. Then came concepts: old school sound of 2006’s Back to Basics and ...

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Recent Metal Releases Show a Segmented Scene, But Its Core Power Remains the Same

Sleep, The Sciences | ★★★★At the Gates, To Drink From the Night Itself | ★★★ 1/2Burn the Priest, Legion: XX | ★★★Five Finger Death Punch | And Justice for None ★★ In the late Seventies, heavy metal transcended musical genres and became a culture. Metalheads grew their hair as long as they wanted, wore denim battle jackets and studded black leather and ...

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Hollywood Bowl's 'Beauty and the Beast' highlights the enduring power of the film's music

The orchestra, conducted by Michael Kosarin, stayed close to the original arrangements, but the casting allowed for some character embellishments. Zooey Deschanel is a lovingly understated vocalist, possessing a casual confidence that leant a sense of optimism to Belle — a handy trait in furthering to articulate Belle’s curiosity into the history of her captor. She’s also well-suited for the ...

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CBS-Redstone brawl: Judge to rule on whether CBS can strip Redstones of their voting power

Last Friday, Klieger approached another board member, Bruce Gordon, and said National Amusements wanted a third board member, Charles Gifford, removed from the board before CBS’ annual shareholders meeting Friday. In its brief, National Amusements said it had concerns with Gifford that stemmed from unspecified “incidents” that occurred in 2016 and 2017. (Gifford, 75, is a former Boston banker who ...

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Beyond the 'Gins-burn': The documentary 'RBG' shows the formidable soft power of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

As the ACLU’s general counsel, Ginsburg proved to be a brilliant litigator who made the Supreme Court pay attention to gender equality in a series of cases, one of which, 1975’s Weinberger v. Wiesenfeld (dramatized with Felicity Jones playing Ginsburg in “On the Basis of Sex,” a feature film due out in November), showed how men can also fall victim ...

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