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Bob Dylan ages well with ‘Rough and Rowdy Ways’

UPDATED: Fri., June 19, 2020

Bob Dylan is the Ted Williams of music. After Williams capped his unparalleled career with a home run in his final at-bat 60 years ago, the “Splendid Splinter” refused to acknowledge the scant home crowd of Red Sox fans at Boston’s Fenway Park.
A&E >  Entertainment

Inland Northwest Opera launches “Opera Gram”

UPDATED: Thu., June 18, 2020

Although Inland Northwest Opera’s 2020 season has been suspended, the company remains concentrated on finding innovative means of bringing opera to the inland northwest. Their new “Opera Gram” program will allow fans to book short driveby performances of opera standards while maintaining the safety of artists and audiences alike.
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Lamb of God is inspired by the sins of the world

UPDATED: Thu., June 18, 2020

After a spin of “Checkmate,” the initial single from Lamb of God’s eponymous album, it’s evident what inspired vocalist-lyricist Randy Blythe. “Divide and conquer and close them in and bury secrets deep / Make America hate again and bleed the sheep to sleep.”

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Album review: Phoebe Bridgers’ ‘Punisher’

UPDATED: Thu., June 18, 2020

Though technically her second solo album, Phoebe Bridgers’ “Punisher” comes after two busy years of songwriting, recording and touring. Since the 2017 release of her debut album, “Stranger in the Alps,” Bridgers has released collaborative albums “Boygenuis” and “Better Oblivion Community Center,” the former with Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker and the latter with Conor Oberst.
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Alanis Morissette’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ turns 25

A quarter-century ago Friday, Canadian pop singer/songwriter Alanis Morissette released her third album which veered away sharply from her previous outings, more into grunge and angst-rock. It would go on to sell 33 million copies in the U.S., win five Grammy Awards and define a generation of independent female musicians.
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53 essential No. 1 disco hits

Forty years ago Sunday, “Funkytown” by Lipps Inc. hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, becoming the final big hit of the disco era. Here’s a look at 53 essential No. 1 disco hits to help you remember how to shake, shake, shake your booty.

Swedish Thoracic Surgery: Partners in patient care

 (Courtesy Bergman Draper Oslund Udo)

Matt Bergman knows the pain and anger that patients with mesothelioma feel.