10 30 2014
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Haden's Latest Gives Voice to Dissent

Bassist Charlie Haden collaborates with Liberation Music Orchestra leader and pianist Carla Bley in a musically outspoken opposition to the Bush administration and its policies.
As angry as they may be, these tracks as instrumentals don't deliver their message as they would have with some added vocals.


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Morrison's Latest Stays True to the Blues

Technically, it would be wrong to label soul-blues singer Barbara Morrison a throwback to the days of Dinah Washington, Helen Humes and the Ettas — Jones and James — because their times have overlapped.
Today, however, Morrison remains the most active due to death and infrequent work of the others.


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Russian Jew's Biography Explores 'Life on the Left'

In 1905, Seema Weatherwax was born to radical Jewish intellectuals in Czarist-ruled Chernigov, Ukraine. Her 100 years of life have spanned continents, the history of modern photography and decades of social change.
Part biography, part oral history, "Seema's Show: A Life on the Left" (University of New Mexico Press paperback, $19.95), by Portland author Sara Halprin


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