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Jared Danker


Icelandic Pop Princess stuns crowd at FleetBoston Pavillion

The Icelandic music sensation Bjork performed Sunday at the FleetBoston Pavilion in support of her latest releases, including last year's "Greatest Hits," the rarities compilation "Family Tree" and the more recently released five disc box set "LiveBox." Bjork took the stage with the Icelandic String Octet, electronica duo Matmos, and harpist Zeena Parkins, and drew support from the overhyped punk-rock group the YeahYeahYeahs.

Susanna Kaysen, without interruptions

Most people who gathered at the Carl J. Shapiro Theatre last Tuesday night were probably expecting Susanna Kaysen, the author of the best-selling book that inspired the blockbuster movie "Girl, Interrupted," to be an older, wiser version of the doe-eyed Winona Ryder.

CD review: Josh Rouse's 'Under Cold, Blue Stars'

Josh Rouse'Under Cold, Blue Stars'Rykodiac / Slow RiverGrade: AJosh Rouse's third full-length effort, "Under Cold Blue Stars," is so delicate in its delivery that one might mistake the unfaltering optimism of this beautiful work for sadness.

CD review: TLC's '3D'

LC'3D'AristaGrade: A-Atlanta hip-hop group TLC's latest and last release, the entertaining and retrospective "3D," emphasized the three different perspectives, styles and girls that created the eclectic record.

CD review: Missy Elliott's 'Under Construction'

Missy Elliott'Under Construction'ElektraGrade: A-When Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott released her 1995 debut album, "Supa Dupa Fly," her uniquely delivered rhymes and producer Timbaland's futuristic beats gave hip-hop a makeover that it still has not outgrown.

CD Review: Sinead O'Connor's 'Sean-N?s Nua'

Sinead O'Connor'Sean-N?s Nua'Vanguard RecordsGrade: ASinead O'Connor's latest effort, "Sean-N?s Nua," is a surprisingly enchanting collection of traditional Irish hymns collected and performed by the formerly impulsive and controversial young rebel.

Spur's got spirit

On Saturday, friends, fans and family gathered in Olin Sang auditorium to see Spur of the Moment's first a cappella performance of the year.

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