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Box Sets from Bruce, Bob, Aretha and More for the Holidays

MUSIC | Nov 23
the holiday season ushers in a whole new crop of boxed sets. Here are som selected AP reviews.

Jake Heggie Goes Global

MUSIC | By Jason Victor Serinus | Nov 22
It is one measure of San Francisco-based composer Jake Heggie's success that his songs, long considered the province of American artists, have found their champions in Europe.

Bette Midler to Release 'A Gift Of Love' on December 4

MUSIC | Nov 14
This new collection includes highlights from albums she recorded for both Atlantic Records and Warner Bros. between 1976 and 2014.

Mitch Grassi :: Hitting the High Notes with Pentatonix

MUSIC | By Joel Martens | Nov 10
Ever since coming into prominence by winning in the third season of NBC's "The Sing-Off," their introduction to the world-like the aforementioned hurricane-has been as fast as their tightly woven harmonies are to racing across the web.

Recording Artists Go Solo

MUSIC | By Gregg Shapiro | Nov 8
Rock music has a long history of musicians establishing themselves in bands before achieving greatness as a solo artist. Here's a look at what some breakout performers are up to now.

Beat Box: Tracks to be Thankful for This Season

MUSIC | By Jimmy Newsum | Nov 6
The LGBT community has a lot to be thankful for this year. Of course, there is still a lot of work to be done but now is the time to appreciate our progress. Here are the top tracks we're thankful for this season.

Kylie Gets Festive with 'Kylie Christmas'

MUSIC | Nov 4
Kylie gets festive with her new album, "Kylie Christmas," due out Nov. 13.

John Grant on His Eloquent Musical Rage

MUSIC | By Jim Provenzano | Oct 24
Currently touring through the U.S., with an expansive European tour to follow, John Grant will perform music from his new album, "Grey Tickles, Black Pressure." Grant chatted with Bay Area Reporter's Jim Provenzano.

Stephen Sondheim Reimagined for Piano by 37 Composers

MOVIES | By Ronald Blum | Oct 20
Note by note, pianist Anthony de Mare and three dozen composers had put their own imprints on songs Sondheim wrote over the past half-century, a tribute to the man who redefined Broadway.

Portable Punk :: Pookie & The Poodlez' Road Trip

MUSIC | By Andre Torrez | Oct 18
Touring across the U.S. with a band to promote your second full-length album isn't a bad place to be for a 23-year-old. Trevor Straub, better known to his fans as Pookie, is pretty much living out his dream.

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