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Jazz's highest-profile competition recently crowned a new victor in a star-studded gala. But for the Thelonious Monk Institute, competition is only a small part of its desire to be back out West.

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Cretin returns with a ferocious grindcore chug-a-lug that hits like a steel-toe boot to the shins, complete with guitar and bass solos that blast it wide open.

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A batch of lyrics that Bob Dylan wrote in the late 1960s were given by Dylan to producer T-Bone Burnett, who came up with the idea to have some contemporary musicians set the words to music.

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Two new movies focus on the dangers of the news business, and both are scored by composers at the top of their game.

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"To me Jack was kind of a human litmus test: I can honestly say that if you didn't like Jack it is probably because you weren’t a good human being." - Tim Anderson

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