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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...

Review: The Waterboys do musical archaeology on new album

The Waterboys, "Where the Action Is" (Cooking Vinyl) The liner notes to the Waterboys' latest album credit frontman Mike Scott for vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass — and "archaeology....

Review: Justin Townes Earle sings the blues on fine album

Justin Townes Earle, "The Saint of Lost Causes" (New West) Justin Townes Earle is feeling bad, and his music has never been better. On "The Saint of Lost Causes," E...

Review: Brad Mehldau tests boundaries on 'Finding Gabriel'

Brad Mehldau, "Finding Gabriel" (Nonesuch) The Bible has inspired a lot of music, none of which sounds quite like this. Shape-shifting jazz pianist Brad Mehldau say...

Songs are the stars as Will Kimbrough focuses on South

Will Kimbrough, "I Like It Down Here" (Daphne/Soundly Music) Given the opportunity to showboat, a masterful guitarist using Kickstarter to finance an album might be expected to let '...

Review: Too much window dressing on Molly Tuttle's debut

Molly Tuttle, "When You're Ready" (Compass) Acoustic guitar sensation Molly Tuttle doesn't play to her strength on her debut album. Blame the starmaker machinery, but "When You're Re...