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  • Overdue honors for Henrietta Lacks

    Overdue honors for Henrietta Lacks
    I read with great interest the recent articles on Henrietta Lacks ("Lacks' family to have say in use of her genetic material," Aug. 7). My son Chris Keating, a graduate of the Park School, became so interested in her story that two years ago he wrote...
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  • Ultra Music Festival expansion to two weekends OK'd in Miami

    Ultra Music Festival expansion to two weekends OK'd in Miami
    In a decision that should surprise no one, the Miami City Commission on Thursday night rejected a bid to halt an expansion of the city’s massive Ultra Music Festival, allowing the lucrative March event to book a second weekend of electronic music at...
  • Grand Theft Auto V music tracklist, stations revealed

    Grand Theft Auto V music tracklist, stations revealed
    The Grand Theft Auto gaming franchise is one of the most lucrative entertainment brands in history, a multi-million dollar juggernaut whose highly anticipated upcoming fifth installment -- and the first since 2008 -- will arrive on Sept. 17.  Landing...
  • The xx covers 'Last Christmas' with characteristic doom, gloom

    The xx covers 'Last Christmas' with characteristic doom, gloom
    "Last Christmas," the great sad-sack holiday jam by Wham!, has been covered by countless acts since the song's release in 1984. And a good number of those interpreters -- from Jimmy Eat World to Crazy Frog to Ashley Tisdale of "High School Musical" -- did...
  • Florence Welch makes a splash

    Florence Welch makes a splash
    Florence Welch says she grew up in awe of the ocean's vastness, fantasizing about what might dwell in its depths. The 26-year-old singer from the British indie-pop band Florence and the Machine says she's still enamored with the sea. "I kind of had...
  • Miami Music Week: And the beats go on

    Miami Music Week: And the beats go on
    With Ultra Music Festival's addition of a second weekend to celebrate its 15 years, March 15 marks the start of a two-week block saturated with dubstep, house, and drum and bass. The headliners are no surprise: There's Tiesto, David Guetta, Deadmau5 and...
  • Mark McGrath cruise canceled; singer blames 'recent cruise fiasco'

    Mark McGrath cruise canceled; singer blames 'recent cruise fiasco'
    Fans of post-alternative radio rock and bottomless daiquiris have been dealt a blow after a Mark McGrath & Friends cruise hit the proverbial iceberg today. The Sugar Ray frontman and pop-culture gadfly had curated an immaculate assemblage of bands...
  • Album review: Ra Ra Riot, 'Beta Love'

    Album review: Ra Ra Riot, 'Beta Love'
    **1/2 stars (out of four) We all assumed, upon discovering Ra Ra Riot, that they were a synth pop band, right? Or at least some kind of thing you could play at parties? It turned out they were actually a band with a string section, maybe best suited...
  • Album review: Yeasayer, 'Fragrant World'

    Album review: Yeasayer, 'Fragrant World'
    3.5 stars (out of 4) When the bass shakes walls on the penultimate track, “Folk Hero Shtick,” the point of Yeasayer’s hyperactive “Fragrant World” (Secretly Canadian) comes clear. The Brooklyn trio stabs at alien R&B on...
  • Das Racist: An ongoing experiment in having serious fun

    Das Racist: An ongoing experiment  in having serious fun
    Das Racist started as something of a lark, two former college acquaintances riffing on not fitting in. Himanshu Suri, of Indian descent, and Victor Vazquez, who has a Cuban father and an Italian mother, met about a decade ago at Wesleyan University in...