All posts by Dan Newton

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  • Grant Lee Phillips’ ‘Virginia Creeper’ disc a mixed bag

    "Virginia Creeper" is a strange album for Grant Lee Phillips to release at this time in his career, his third solo outing since the break-up of the indie-rock cult band, Grant Lee Buffalo. Gone are all the...

    • Posted March 25, 2004
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  • Gibson’s ‘Passion’: a gory, violent film

    Few films in recent years have elicited as much controversy and polarized sentiments as Mel Gibson's uncompromising latest feature, "The Passion of the Christ." Many critics are quick to note the film's extremely violent content, and some find...

    • Posted March 4, 2004
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  • Henry Rollins talks to Bush, Janet at Webster Theater show

    "I'm sorry I haven't been to Hartford in, well- like never," says Henry Rollins, dressed in a black T-shirt and pants, the stage glowing ghostly with just a single light above him. Having never seen Rollins before...

    • Posted February 19, 2004
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  • ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ a film for art enthusiasts only

    Scarlett Johansson has certainly done her tour of art-house duty this year, with a nomination for "Lost in Translation," and the title role in Peter Webber's film about the 17th Century Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer (Colin Firth). "Girl...

    • Posted February 12, 2004
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  • Minus 5 partners with Wilco members on newest album

    The Minus 5 has always been a side project for Scott McCaughey, front man of the Seattle-based cult band The Young Fresh Fellows. The cast typically includes McCaughey and whoever happens to be around at the time....

    • Posted December 4, 2003
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  • Joe Henry rocks Brooklyn

    "It's really weird my being here," Joe Henry explains to an enthralled audience at the Brooklyn's Southpaw venue at his tour stop there Nov. 18. "I used to live a few blocks from here. I suppose...

    • Posted December 4, 2003
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  • CD showcases Joe Henry’s artistic growth

    Joe Henry's ninth album, and first for label Anti, is his most ambitious and rewarding recording to date. This outing is not so much a marked departure from his last record, 2001's "Scar," as the organic development...

    • Posted November 13, 2003
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