Aaron Howard

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  • 14 years ago

    Any concert that tries to bring the musical world of the gypsies to a single stage is bound to fail. It can't be done. The gypsies are scattered across too many countries; they have mastered too many disparate strands of what we in America arrogan...

  • 14 years ago

    For a songwriter whose lyrics dwell on anxiety and loneliness, Freedy Johnston's music is exuberantly melodic. Full of power chords, Johnston's new CD, Right Between the Promises (Elektra), is a delightful rush of guitar pop laced with a couple of...

  • 14 years ago

    When author Elmore Leonard decided his character Chili Palmer (of Get Shorty fame) would manage a rock band in his new book Be Cool, Leonard cast his net for a group to use as a model in the novel. Leonard listened to Aerosmith, Alanis Morissette ...

  • 14 years ago

    What can an Indian classical music virtuoso who has been playing concerts since he was seven learn from pop music? "Being precise in my presentation," says violinist Lakshminarayana, or L., Shankar. In South India, performing a raga can take up to...

  • 14 years ago

    World musician David Lindley is like the adventurous friend you had in college, the one who always nudged you out of your comfort zone. While others have settled in, Lindley has remained the perpetual student, journeying all over the globe, invest...

  • 14 years ago

    With the Cuban son boom of the late '90s finally fished out, label execs are casting about feverishly for the next world-music prize catch. Former Police producer Miles Copeland insisted in a recent interview that it's Arabic music. According to C...

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