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    Singing sinks and chiming crickets; Wilco drummer brings freshness to Baylor Percussion Symposium

Singing sinks and chiming crickets; Wilco drummer brings freshness to Baylor Percussion Symposium

Though some people may dance in their kitchens, most don’t think of faucets as instruments – unless you are Glenn Kotche.

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    Uncommon words

Uncommon words

Austin Senior Alex Hoeft performs an original song at Common Grounds’ Open Mic on Wednesday evening. His music is available on SoundCloud under the name Special Scarf.

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    Grammys go intergenerational for Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett duo

Grammys go intergenerational for Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett duo

In keeping with longstanding tradition, the Recording Academy has arranged several May-December duets for the Feb. 8 ceremony, organizers announced Wednesday, including planned performances by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett.

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    “A Very Lariat Christmas” playlist

“A Very Lariat Christmas” playlist

The Lariat staff compiled a list of its most cherished Christmas tunes, which reflect the individual personalities and interests of our members.

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    Rolling Stones’ sax player dead at 70

Rolling Stones’ sax player dead at 70

Bobby Keys, a saxophonist and lifelong rock ‘n’ roller known to millions for his blasting solo on the Rolling Stones’ “Brown Sugar,” has died at his home in Franklin, Tenn. He was 70 years old.

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    Jingle bell (folk) rock: Johnnyswim duo to headline Christmas on Fifth festivities

Jingle bell (folk) rock: Johnnyswim duo to headline Christmas on Fifth festivities

For better or for worse, in sickness and in health, and on the road making music, Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano-Ramirez are the married souls behind the up-and-coming folk band Johnnyswim.

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    Christmas music icon comes to life on screen

Christmas music icon comes to life on screen

A two-hour documentary, “Bing Crosby Rediscovered,” premiering at 7 p.m. today on PBS, should introduce a new generation to arguably the most underrated artist of the 20th century.

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    Pink Floyd album reflects on 50 years

Pink Floyd album reflects on 50 years

Pink Floyd produced a new album 20 years after its last work to say one thing: goodbye.

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    Spotify executive disappointed in Swift’s exit from streaming site

Spotify executive disappointed in Swift’s exit from streaming site

Spotify’s Swedish CEO voiced disappointment Tuesday that Taylor Swift pulled her music off the popular music streaming service, denying claims it’s making money “on the backs of artists.”

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    South African puppet receives court order; ventriloquist resists

South African puppet receives court order; ventriloquist resists

Chester Missing’s broad brown face is familiar on South African television where he is known for provocative, funny comments on politics and racial issues. Missing asks South African politicians questions that few others would dare.
Now he has been gagged by a court order to stop challenging a white singer.

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