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Updated Jan 22, 2015 at 10:14 AM

Her lips might be moviní but the words coming from Meghan Trainorís mouth are anything but lies. She has managed to sass her way into our hearts with her unique, fun and undeniably clever songs.Trainor put a damper on Taylor Swiftís ďShake It OffĒ when Trainorís ďAll About That BassĒ hit. The song seemed to come out of nowhere to knock Swift from the No. 1 spot on Billboardís Hot 100 in September.

Updated Jan 20, 2015 at 8:51 AM

There are so many stories to be told and observances to be made about Marilyn Manson: the weird contact lenses, the freaky makeup, the outlandish costumes, the provocative lyrics, the sex, drugs, and rock íní roll that have made him the target of...

Updated Dec 31, 2014 at 11:53 AM

I canít remember a year in recent memory when women dominated the music charts the way they did in 2014.

Updated Dec 12, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Turns out 2014 was a banner year for old-timers, with the 50-plus set releasing a veritable slew of original albums. But volume is one thing ó how did the new stuff hold up in the quality department? Here are our grades for the latest offerings from...

Updated Nov 30, 2014 at 3:24 PM

A night of elegance, merriment and musical entertainment, the 18th Annual Opera House Gala was held on Saturday evening at the St. James VFW.  Titled "Putting on the Ritz," the venue was decorated as a bootleggers...

Updated Nov 20, 2014 at 11:47 AM

I drive my daughter Jackie to school in the morning and, because Iím a swell dad, I let her select the radio station. Occasionally, sheíll throw me a bone and put on one of ďmy stationsĒ ó she can sometimes find something she likes on Bostonís WERS...

Updated Nov 20, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Iím having so much fun getting reacquainted with my music collection. I never dreamed that setting up my iPod Classic would be so much fun.

Updated Nov 13, 2014 at 1:15 PM

By David T. FarrMore Content NowThe 2014 Country Music Awards ó what a disappointment. Iím sorry if youíre a country music fan, but the entire telecast was a joke. And it certainly wasnít a country music show.

Updated Nov 13, 2014 at 12:10 PM

On Sunday evening, musician Amit Peled performed a concert in the Armstrong auditorium for the Watonwan County Entertainment Association (WCEA).

Updated Nov 13, 2014 at 9:10 AM

St. James High School is mounting a production of "Grease" beginning Thursday, but the ebullient musical may be twinged with sadness, as it’ll be the swan song for longtime director Sandy Sunde.

Updated Nov 3, 2014 at 11:51 AM

ďThe Next Elvis: Searching for Stardom at Sun Records,Ē Barbara Barnes Sims (LSU Press)One thing Barbara Barnes Sims doesnít do in ďThe Next Elvis,Ē the memoir of her time working at Sun Records in the late 1950s, is dish -- at...

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