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March 20, 2007


Minnesota Public Radio, the Riverfront Times, IGN, and ChartAttack all have reviews from SXSW.

The New York Times reports that classical music sales were up 22.5% last year.

CMT reviews the country acts from SXSW this year.

The Guardian offers a glossary of terms used by the MySpace generation."

Listen to a music player with someone else. "I've got the new Killers album, want to biPod?"

Muriel Grey, chairman of the judges for the 2007 Orange Prize for most important novel by a woman in the UK, talks to the Telegraph.

"I wish people would look at the example of JK Rowling," she said.

"She lost her mother and she had a bad marriage break-up but look what she wrote. She turned that into a thing of incredible imagination.

"We found too many lazy writers who think that it's enough just to chronicle something going on in their lives. It is mildly depressing."

Author Harry Bernstein talks to USA Today about his memoir, The Invisible Wall: A Love Story That Broke Barriers.

His book is built out of hundreds of small, vivid details. Bernstein says they came flooding back, triggered by old photographs. "I remember so much: the color of someone's dress, the expression on someone's face. I'm not saying every word is exactly as it was said. A memoir is an impression like a van Gogh painting."

JamBase points out Mitch Myers' new book, The Boy Who Cried Freebird: Rock & Roll Fables and Sonic Storytelling.

Status Ain't Hood reviews the final episode of I'm From Rolling Stone.

Daytrotter has an in-studio performance from the Ponys, along with an interview.

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