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Music Feature: A Palace of Rock - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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As museum pieces, they are the most humble of artifacts: a few report cards, a black leather jacket, a pair of government-issue eye glasses. Yet for many, the three objects are priceless. Once the property of John Lennon, those treasures are now on display at the recently opened Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, where they are already among its most popular exhibits. Looking at the articles, it is easy to see why: each of them brings the viewer closer to the real Lennon. His elementary school report card reveals that one of his teachers found rock’s future genius “hopeless,” while the well-worn, sloppy jacket somehow perfectly captures the musician’s irreverent charm....
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Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes

New Jersey’s favorite son is a road warrior, an artist whose marathon-like concerts are the stuff of legend. Even at 64, the iconic rocker shows no sign of letting up: later this month, he opens another world tour in South Africa. So it’s no surprise that Springsteen’s 18 th studio album is a road record, largely made during his last global trek. There’s also previously unreleased studio material, some of which features Springsteen’s old sidekick, saxophonist Clarence Clemons, who died in 2011. There’s gospel exuberance on “Heaven’s Wall” and a stirring Celtic tinge on “This is Your Sword.” But the album’s best moments come during thrilling live performances of “American Skin (41 Shots),” Br...
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