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Home Theater Movie Renter's Guide - January, 2012

movie-january-2012-teaserThe Hangover - Part II (Blu-ray), Dolphin Tale (Blu-ray), Final Destination 5 (Blu-ray), 1911 Revolution (Blu-ray), The Rocketeer (Blu-ray), Contagion (Blu-ray), Colombiana (Blu-ray), Fright Night 3D (Blu-ray 3D), Killer Elite (Blu-ray), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Blu-ray), The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption (Blu-ray), Midnight in Paris (Blu-ray), Real Steel (Blu-ray), Blackthorn (Blu-ray)

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Director Peter Sellars On Art, Music, And Politics

An Interview with French Countertenor Peter Sellars

American director Peter Sellars, 58, has been at the forefront of contemporary theatre and opera production since 1980. Initially attracting attention from some outrageous productions he mounted as a Harvard undergraduate...

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Home Theater Movie Renter's Guide - November, 2011

movie-november-2011-teaserCaptain America: The First Avenger (Blu-ray), Horrible Bosses (Blu-ray), Toy Story 3D (Blu-ray), Toy Story 2 3D (Blu-ray), Toy Story 3 3D (Blu-ray), Cars 2 3D (Blu-ray), The Change-Up (Blu-ray), Crazy, Stupid, Love (Blu-ray), The Nutcracker: The Untold Story (Blu-ray), Chicken Little 3D (Blu-ray), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (Blu-ray), Conan the Barbarian (Blu-ray)

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A Collection of New Vinyl Releases for the Audiophile - December, 2011

A Collection of New Vinyl Releases for the Audiophile - December 2011

If there's another band in the world making more authentic old-fashioned rhythm and blues music, I don't know about it. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have the market cornered. They're still making songs with "Parts One and Parts Two."

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A Collection of New Vinyl Releases for the Audiophile - October, 2011

A Collection of New Vinyl Releases for the Audiophile - October, 2011

There are some bands that I feel obligated to like. Or at least to try liking. I was a big Black Crowes fan as a kid. Saw them tape the live version of 'She Talks To Angels" as a 14 year old in Atlanta. Thought they were the greatest rock and roll band of my time and that they were gonna save the whole institution...

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Home Theater Movie Renter's Guide - December, 2011

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Larry Crowne (Blu-ray), Beginners (Blu-ray), Rushmore (Blu-ray), Super 8 (Blu-ray), Quigley Down Under (Blu-ray), Sea Rex 3D (Blu-ray 3D), Meet the Robinsons 3D (Blu-ray 3D)...

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Home Theater Movie Renter's Guide - October, 2011

movie-october-2011-teaserThe Lion King - 3D (Blu-ray), Beauty and the Beast - 3D (Blu-ray), Star Wars - Episode II (Blu-ray), Star Wars - Episode III (Blu-ray), Bridesmaids (Blu-ray), Planet Earth: Special Edition (Blu-ray), Transformers Dark of the Moon (Blu-ray), The Tempest (Blu-ray), Dumbo (Blu-ray), Fast Five (Blu-ray), Life is Beautiful (Blu-ray), The Hour (Blu-ray), Moby Dick (2010) (Blu-ray), A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song (DVD), Ben-Hur (Blu-ray), Cape Fear (1991) (Blu-ray), African Cats (Blu-ray), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (3D, Blu-ray), X-Men: First Class (Blu-ray), Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy (Blu-ray), Green Lantern (Blu-ray)

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Winter 2011 CD and DVD-Audio Reviews for the Audiophile

Winter 2011 CD and DVD Reviews for the Audiophile

The extremely evocative, beautiful voice of Annette Cantor that elevates this album of seven songs for meditation and healing is the same voice that, years ago, helped make master musician Deuter’s Garden of the Gods (New Earth Records) one of my favorite New Age albums.

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A Collection of New Vinyl Releases for the Audiophile - September, 2011

A Collection of New Vinyl Releases for the Audiophile - September 2011

Anyone paying attention knows that I'm... uh... "concerned" about the current state of popular music. The primary indicator is that I'm constantly having to reference one of a small handful of bands that are making new...

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A Collection of New Vinyl Releases for the Audiophile - November, 2011

A Collection of New Vinyl Releases for the Audiophile - November 2011

One of the bands at this year's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival that I was most interested in seeing was the South Memphis String Band. They're comprised of one of my favorite working guitarists (Luther Dickinson), one of my favorite working blues artists...

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Melody Moore: The World Premiere of Heart of a Soldier

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On September 10, 2011, one day before the 10th anniversary of 9/11, composer Christopher Theofanidis’ first opera, Heart of a Soldier, has its world premiere at San Francisco Opera. A modern day hero’s journey / love story, the opera tells the tale of Rick Rescorla, a multi-decorated Vietnam war hero who, years later, rescued over 2700 people from the World Trade Center before perishing in the Twin Towers collapse.

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