May 6, 2012
The Believer also interviews Lethem.
The Project, which comes to Centre College's Norton Center for the Arts on Monday, brings an indie music sensibility to the instrument that is most commonly associated with strait-laced orchestral music. The group's repertoire spans classical masters such as Beethoven, modern composer Arvo Pärt and "music you wouldn't normally hear coming out of a cello," says the group's Web site, Portlandcelloproject.com. Those include cello-centric interpretations of music by Jay-Z and Britney Spears. The group's new album, Homage, is a collection of reinterpretations of hip-hop songs by artists including Kanye West and Lil' Wayne.
Three Percent lists the best translated books of 2011.
Louder Than War excerpts from Teddie Dahlin's forthcoming book A Vicious Love Story.
Amazon MP3 has 100 digital albums on sale for $5.
also at Largehearted Boy:
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Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists
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