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Review: Sam Baker makes art with a style all his own

Sam Baker, “Land of Doubt” (Blue Limestone)If Bob Dylan’s Nobel Prize re-ignited the debate on what separates popular music from poetry, Sam Baker is here to complicate things further.Baker makes elegant, original music. Nothing he does could be mistaken for anyone else’s work.Baker’s care
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Treem drama details domestic violence in the era of women’s liberation

Sarah Treem does not have what you’d call a great play on her hands with “When We Were Young and Unafraid.” It’s set in 1972, when something called women’s lib was on the rise, and in a small Northwestern bed-and-breakfast, an ex-nurse named Agnes quietly takes in the occasional young woma
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How Cristela Alonzo influenced her ‘Cars 3’ breakout character

Plot spoilers and car spoilers ahead. CRISTELA ALONZO refused to listen to her mother, at least about this. She may have shared a bed with mom till hitting adulthood, and she definitely looked up to the woman who worked two jobs to support the impoverished family after leaving an abusive husband. B
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A crime novel that captures the humanity of a dying town in rural America

Wild Thyme is a township lost in rural northeastern Pennsylvania. It’s a place where the locals have awakened from the American Dream to find themselves in the new millennium’s nightmare of dead economies, fracking and heroin addiction. It’s a place so small it employs a single full-time polic
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‘Lydia’: This child’s tale deals skillfully with adult issues

Lydia Developed by: Platonic Partnership Ltd Published by: Platonic Partnership Ltd Available on: PC, Mac“Lydia” is about the tangled feelings of a child confronted with adult problems. It is as stark as it is cute, like “Peanuts” with a European spin. Developed by a four-person team in Ostr
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Opera parts ways with its music director

The Washington National Opera announced today that the contract of its music director, Philippe Auguin, will not be renewed beyond the 2017-2018 season. He will become music director emeritus. “Philippe has done wonderful things for the orchestra and for the company,” said Michael Mael, WNO’s
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Spouses who follow soldiers to war have their own battles to fight

As service members returned from Iraq and Afghanistan, they took a cue from earlier generations and started writing about their wartime experience. The surge in fiction by theseveterans included such powerful stories as “The Yellow Birds,” “Fives and Twenty-fives” and “Redeployment.”But
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‘Bachelor in Paradise’ dispute par for reality TV course

LOS ANGELES — Modern reality television has been misbehaving since it was born.Putting aside the charmingly mild “Candid Camera” midcentury years, the reality TV era that began in the early 1990s with MTV’s “Real World” has encompassed its share of questionable standards and tactics.Both
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Olympic stars Phelps, Biles among finalists for The ESPYS

LOS ANGELES — Multiple stars from last summer’s Rio Olympics highlight this year’s nominees for best male and female athletes for The ESPYS.Swimmer Michael Phelps, who won five gold medals in Rio, joins National League MVP Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Cro
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Sao Paulo follows Rio’s lead and cuts Carnival funds

RIO DE JANEIRO — Sao Paulo Mayor Joao Doria says Brazil’s biggest city will slash public funding for the annual Carnival celebrations, following a similar step by Rio de Janeiro.Although Doria did not say how big the cut will be, he promised to seek private funding to cover the gap. “Faced wit
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