Music Review: Girl Talk – Night Ripper

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In today’s world of laptops, MP3’s and high-speed internet connections, mashups have become a very popular form of music. Girl Talk, the one man creation of Pittsburgh DJ Greg Gillis has used mashups to create one of the most talked …

Music Review: Oneida – Happy New Year

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With the release of Happy New Year I can say with unabashed certainty that I am a huge Oneida fan. Formed in 1997, this Brooklyn band sticks to no specific genre. They mix Rock, neo-psychedelia, stoner metal, and garage punk …

DVD Review: Apocalypse Now – The Complete Dossier

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The new two-disc set of Francis Ford Coppola’s classic film Apocalypse Now is rewarding and disappointing, comprehensive yet incomplete. No film fan’s DVD collection is complete without one version of Apocalypse Now, and since The Complete Dossier contains both the …

CD Review: Barry Manilow – Even Now

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As my reviews of Barry Manilow’s newly remastered albums continue, I’ve spent the last few days listening to Even Now, Barry’s fifth studio album. Originally released in February of 1978, it soon became impossible to escape the semi-disco beat of …

CD Review: Barry Manilow – Live: Legacy Edition

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Arista has beautifully restored Barry Manilow’s 1977 album Live from the original 1976 concert recordings. The concert was recorded at the Uris Theatre in New York City in December 1976. Released as a two-LP album in May of 1977, Live …

DVD Review: Neil Young: Heart of Gold

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Neil Young: Heart of Gold is almost as perfect as any concert film can be. With recent films such as The Truth About Charlie (based on Charade) and a remake of The Manchurian Candidate, Heart of Gold director Jonathan Demme …

DVD Review: Frasier: The Complete Eighth Season

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The character of Frasier Crane was a fixture on television for 20 years. Actor Kelsey Grammer first played the role on Cheers in 1984. When Cheers ended its run in 1993, Grammer continued the role on Frasier, which premiered later …

CD Review: Barry Manilow – Manilow II

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Barry Manilow’s second album, 1974’s Manilow II has been re-released undoubtedly to capitalize on the success of his recent number one album, The Greatest Songs of the Fifties and his triumphant show Manilow: Music & Passion at the Las Vegas …