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Titus Andronicus: Back in ‘Business’

The indie-folk-punk combination Titus Andronicus released its third album, Local Business, Oct. 22. The New Jersey band’s first album was raucous and hardy, the second introspective and thorough, sporting incredibly powerful sing-alongs and riotous choruses, but the group’s newest offering, Local Business, presents a more ‘70s-era vibe.


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Forecast mostly cloudy for 'Atlas'

It is difficult to know what to make of a film like Cloud Atlas. Directed by Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski, the movie is based on a novel by David Mitchell and stars some of Hollywood’s biggest names, including Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant and Susan Sarandon.


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Born to perform: Boss wows packed JPJ audience

Bruce Springsteen might just be the most quintessentially American rock musician of our time. From the explosion of working-class angst in “Born to Run” to the sleek and sophisticated synth-beats of “Tunnel of Love,” the Boss has made a career out of capturing both the glamour and the grit of our national landscape.


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All aboard the ‘Night Train’: Jason Aldean chugs ahead of the pack

Country superstar Jason Aldean opens his fifth studio album, Night Train, with a tribute to classic Americana, “This Nothin’ Town.” It’s hard to go wrong singing about small towns, drinking beer and Friday night football, but to avoid slipping too far into country music stereotypes, Aldean also reminds us “it ain’t all just porches and plows.” Aldean has long been the go-to-guy for a good, loud country party song, but when it comes to romantic ballads he’s got a thing or two to learn.