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Review: Heifetz debut blends immigrant experience, Americana

“First Generation American,” Elliah Heifetz (Self-released) Singer-songwriter Elliah Heifetz’s debut album is a cheerful reminder Americana has roots in many countries. ...

Review: Rick Holmstrom goes all-instrumental on 'Get It!'

“Get It!,” Rick Holmstrom (LuEllie Records) Guitarist Rick Holmstrom’s new album is an all-instrumental collection of toe-tappers, thigh-slappers and finger-snappers. There’s an irre...

British guitarist Thompson's memoir revisits golden rock era

In 1968, the year “Hey Jude” hit the charts, Richard Thompson turned down an invitation to Paul McCartney’s birthday party. On other occasions over the years, Thompson shared the st...

Review: Rhiannon Giddens considers the meaning of home

Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi, “They’re Calling Me Home" (Nonesuch) Rhiannon Giddens' new album masterfully mixes the music of Ireland, Italy, Appalachia and heaven. ...

Review: Olney's final album is a haunting collaboration

"Whispers and Sighs,” David Olney and Anana Kaye (Schoolkids Records) There's a poignancy to these 11 swan songs, especially with such titles as “My Favorite Goodbye," “My Last Dream...

Dolphins discover ground game just in time for playoff push

MIAMI (AP) — With their latest win, the Miami Dolphins may have found a new path to the playoffs — by keeping the ball on the ground. A suddenly viable running attack helped the Dol...

Dolphins may need to win 2 of final 3 games for playoff spot

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins’ playoff odds and injury report are both longer this week in the wake of a bruising loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Miami (8-5) fell two games behind...

'Bottom-feeding' Marlins are making a splash in playoffs

MIAMI (AP) — Their T-shirts say Bottom Feeders, even though the Miami Marlins are showing they’re a different kind of fish in 2020 — the sort that rises to make a splash. Surprising ...

Music becomes medicine as singer Joe Henry battles cancer

Singer-songwriter Joe Henry was still absorbing the shock of confronting his life-threatening illness when he climbed into bed early one evening with paper and pen, his instruments for therapy. ...

Review: Allison Moorer explores family's tragedy on 'Blood'

Allison Moorer, "Blood" (Autotelic/Thirty Tigers) Darkness is the first word of one song and a recurring image on "Blood." No wonder — Allison Moorer's autobiographical album explore...

Review: North Mississippi Allstars’ latest is fun for all

North Mississippi Allstars, “Up and Rolling” (New West) The blues is alive and kicking, and rock ain’t dead either. Thank the North Mississippi Allstars for that reminder. ...

Review: Kacy & Clayton's music reflects their rural roots

Kacy & Clayton, "Carrying On" (New West) Second cousins Kacy Anderson and Clayton Linthicum hail from a remote part of Saskatchewan, if that's not a redundancy, and their new alb...

Review: Jacky Terrasson keeps it concise on piano trio album

Jacky Terrasson, "53" (Blue Note) Jazz tunes are like baseball games — few fans complain about them being too short. But on Jacky Terrasson's album "53" (yes, the one-time twentysome...

Review: 'The Maze' could be a breakthrough for Ariana Gillis

Ariana Gillis, "The Maze" (Ariana Gillis) Ariana Gillis doesn't linger on the lyrics when she starts to sing on "The Maze," her staccato alto suggesting a young artist in a hurry to ...

Stylistically scattershot set from piano man Jamie Cullum

Jamie Cullum, "Taller" (Blue Note) Eight albums into his career, Jamie Cullum still deploys the vast musical repertoire of a cruise ship pianist, which he once was. Name a song; he'l...