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Author Archives: Zak Kolesar

Back Tracks: The perfect mix of karaoke songs

Back Tracks is a weekly music column that studies the past, revisiting tunes that may be old but still resonate today. As a music writer, I find it difficult to promote karaoke, a mostly drunken take at ruining hit songs. Some people lift weights at ...

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Back Tracks: Rap gets emotional at the Grammy’s

The Grammy’s are usually a hot-and-cold topic in pop culture. Some will dismiss winning as meaning nothing from a critical or artistic standpoint, while others will tally Grammy totals when arguing over the best musicians of all time. There are valid arguments on both sides. ...

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Back Tracks: New releases a reminder of stellar debuts

Back Tracks is a weekly music column that studies the past, revisiting tunes that might be old but still resonate today. Overzealous analysis following stellar debut releases is, most of the time, unwarranted and undeserved. A musician’s introduction to the world feels more soulful and ...

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