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Updated Jun 24, 2015 at 11:19 AM

By Wade AllenMore Content NowDidn’t know Hilary Duff was still recording? You’re not alone.Since receiving her new CD last week, I told a few friends about the music and got the same response from everyone. They thought her recording days were over.Surprise, surprise. I can’t think of a better word to explain how I felt listening to the CD all the way through for the first time. It’s totally listenable, enjoyable music. I keep thinking, why isn’t this all over pop radio?

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Updated Jun 18, 2015 at 10:48 AM

It’s been more than a half-century since Chubby Checker jubilantly danced onto the American Bandstand stage and introduced to the world to “The Twist.” He changed music history in two minutes and 42 seconds.

Updated Jun 18, 2015 at 9:22 AM

It’s hard to believe it has been 25 years since Mariah Carey arrived on the music scene.Her self-titled debut album, “Mariah Carey,” was released in June 1990 and served as the launching pad for the decade’s biggest artist.

Updated Jun 16, 2015 at 11:30 AM

Call off Ponce de León — I’ve found the Fountain of Youth. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote that I’m comfortably middle-aged. I am, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not nice to feel young again every once in a while.

Updated Jun 8, 2015 at 9:42 AM

I should probably mention that I’m a complete sucker for the country soul that came out of FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and to which Amy Black pays tribute on her latest, “The Muscle Shoals Sessions” (Reuben Records). But I can’t imagine...

Updated Jun 4, 2015 at 11:43 AM

Chris Botti now travels the world, leaving audiences in awe of his trumpeting skills and smooth, world-class musicianship. But he won’t soon forget his start and it wasn’t nearly as glamorous.

Updated Jun 4, 2015 at 9:04 AM

What do each of these songs have in common? “We Belong Together” (Mariah Carey, 2005), “Umbrella” (Rihanna, 2007), and “I Gotta Feeling” (Black Eyed Peas, 2009).

Updated May 28, 2015 at 9:19 AM

Now that we’ve had a couple weeks to digest the sad news of Fox’s decision to cancel “American Idol” after next season, let’s look at the big picture, and also take time to congratulate season 14 winner Nick Fradiani.

Updated May 21, 2015 at 9:33 AM

If you’re fortunate enough to have a hit song, you might find yourself at the Billboard Music Awards.

Updated May 20, 2015 at 10:10 AM

Whether singing of lost love or alcohol addiction, T. Graham Brown squeezes every ounce of soul from a song. His bluesy, country voice won fans of the traditional Nashville sound and contemporary crossover hits.

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