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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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New lead of ‘The Bachelorette’ breaks barriers

After 33 combined seasons of “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette,” ABC has named a black woman as its next lead for the first time in the shows’ histories.   Rachel Lindsay, a 31-year-old attorney from Dallas and a current contestant on “The Bachelor,” will star in season 13 of “The Bachelorette.”    The two shows’ lack of diversity ...

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Dropkick Murphys tackle addiction on latest release, tour

When the Dropkick Murphys went into the studio to record their new album, lead singer Ken Casey was attending funerals left and right for friends who had overdosed on prescription opioids. Tim Brennan, lead guitarist , said this experience heavily influenced the band’s ninth studio ...

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