Music Box: Happy Birthday Aretha Franklin

    In 1998, twenty-two minutes after she was asked to cover for her ailing friend, Luciano Pavarotti, Aretha Franklin walked on stage at the Grammy Awards to perform the legendary aria “Nessun Dorma.” With little time to prepare Franklin performed the aria as is. In Pavarotti’s key. No one knew what to expect. No … Continue reading Music Box: Happy Birthday Aretha Franklin

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Music Box: Out Of The Frying Pan, Into The ARCADE FIRE

  ***** They remain one of the few hipster "cult" bands who deserve the (sorta) mainstream success that they've (sorta) acquired. But how "cult" is a band, really, when your last two CDs lived at the upper realms of Billboard's Top 200 album charts? Their 2007 release, NEON BIBLE, debuted and peaked at #2 - … Continue reading Music Box: Out Of The Frying Pan, Into The ARCADE FIRE