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Inside the Beatles’ messy breakup, 50 years ago

  by  Tim Riley, Emerson College April 10 Fifty years ago, when Paul McCartney announced he had left the Beatles, the news dashed the hopes of millions of fans, while fueling false reunion rumors that persisted…

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John Prine performs on stage at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California on 2nd October, 2009. (Photo: Anthony Pidgeon/Redferns)
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‘Ah Baby, We Gotta Go Now’: Music Legend John Prine dies at 73 after battle with coronavirus

The celebrated songwriter and performer “captured the simplicities and the complexities of the human existence in stark and stunning glory.” by Jon Queally, staff writer John Prine, one of America’s most cherished songwriters and folk artists,…

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By John Whipple Every year, our family would take the day’s long drive to my grandparent’s farm in Western Missouri. It is from these experiences that drought draws its blood. The song speaks to what my…

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Come, My Fanatics: Kaufman at it for 25 years

Flagstaff    There’s a “Dirty” Steve Kaufman in every town.  The kind of true believer in underground music who has spent decades working tirelessly to bring obscure and not-so obscure bands from around the country into…

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