Thursday, June 30, 2005

AOL Music: Live 8 on AOL

AOL Music: Live 8 on AOL - online partner for the Live 8 concert event. Includes news, lineup, photos, video, and online petition - coming soon, currently redirects to


vervein - San Francisco foursome creating their own unique, lushly hypnotic "Girl-Swirl" sound

Latent Anxiety

Latent Anxiety - includes information regarding a one-man-project involving songwriting, arrangement and recording of music styles, such as Hard Rock, Reggae, Dance and Pop Ballads

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Become one of 50 bloggers going backstage to the Live 8 Concerts

Sifry's Alerts - The gracious folks from have procured 10 backstage press passes to each of 5 of the following Live 8 concerts - Philadelphia, Paris, Rome, Berlin, and Tokyo. The folks at and Live 8 believe that bloggers can help to shape the media and bring a new voice and perspective - and help to set the agenda - before the G8 conference in Scotland

Jeff Daniels: Live and Unplugged To Benefit The Purple Rose Theatre

Along with the three years of sold out shows from which this CD was recorded, all proceeds from what you're about to hear go straight to the Purple Rose Theatre Company in Chelsea, Michigan. And for those of you who love burning copies, do me a favor. Please try to remember where the money would go if your friends actually went out and bought it for themselves. All of us at the Purple Rose will greatly appreciate it
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Kill Radio

Kill Radio - collective organization committed to using media production and distribution as a tool for promoting social and economic justice

East Village Radio

East Village Radio - providing a forum for obscure music, local DJs, and personalities

Wikipedia: Electronic Music

Wikipedia: Electronic Music - hyperlinked article on the music genre with history, sub genres, notable artists, and more

Eddy and the Stingrays

Eddy and the Stingrays - 50s and 60s showband with the costumes and choreography to match

Save the iPod

Save the iPod - fighting the INDUCE Act, legislation being pushed by the record industry that would allow them to file lawsuits against companies that make unrestricted music hardware or software, such as the iPod or filesharing programs

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Beyoncé label in crisis

The world's biggest independent record label today warned that its profits had collapsed after a series of disastrous delays to record releases. Sanctuary, home to artists ranging from Elton John and Morrissey to Destiny's Child and Beyoncé, faces serious concerns about its future and businesses may be sold off to deal with the crisis

Sony BMG eyes Grokster version despite court ruling

Sony BMG's chief executive said the record label wants to move forward with a legal version of the Grokster file sharing service, despite a U.S. Supreme Court decision that holds the service and others like it responsible for the copyright infringement of its users

Rapper LIL' JON

Rapper LIL' JON is reportedly so unhappy with his record label TVT Records, he is refusing to promote any future single releases is an online magazine for people who are always on the lookout for new music. We are devoted to bringing you, our readers the best independent releases from the best bands in all genres

Musicians welcome file-swapping ruling

Recording artists and songwriters from Don Henley to Sheryl Crow and the Dixie Chicks hailed a Supreme Court ruling Monday that cleared the way for record labels to sue file-sharing software firms, saying the decision is a victory for artists' rights

New Music Tipsheet

New Music Tipsheet - offers CD release schedules, headlines, and RSS news feeds New Music First New Music First - provides a calendar of upcoming releases with artist, album, and label information


MUSE - official site for the British band. Site includes news, tour dates, discography, audio, video, wallpapers, chat, and more

Dizzy Newton

Dizzy Newton - features a biography, photos, tour dates, lyrics, merchandise, and more for the Canadian band

Nikki Flores

Nikki Flores - features a biography, latest news, message board, and upcoming tour dates for the young singer

Musicals Tonight - New York, NY

Musicals Tonight - New York, NY - not-for-profit theatre company in New York City primarily dedicated to the revival of neglected musicals in a manner affordable to most audience members

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Technorati: Live 8

Technorati: Live 8 - read first-hand accounts of the concerts and events, and get all the news and opinion from the blogosphere

Redding Brothers

Redding Brothers - featuring MP3s, band info, photos, message boards, tourdates, and more

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - five-piece from Brooklyn who've been known to break out both harp and harmonica

Friday, June 24, 2005

Vanessa M Zarate: Ornament

Jazzy vocals with ambient beats and a very soulful, sensual, sexy feel.
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Barrio305 - reggaeton music, videos, artists, and culture

Billboard R&B Hip-Hop Conference Awards

Billboard R&B Hip-Hop Conference Awards - annual event held in August

The Redwalls

The Redwalls - official site of the Chicago four-piece punk band includes bio, photos, tour dates, audio samples, and more

Industrial Salt

Industrial Salt - official site for the duo featuring Hayley Bonnick on guitar and backing vocals, and Alex Stamp on vocals and electric piano

Tina Arena

Tina Arena - includes biography, photos, and news for this Australian singer

Damian Marley

Damian Marley - official site of the musician features news, tour dates, downloads, and more

Martha! The Unauthorized Musical

Martha! The Unauthorized Musical - by John G. Ekizian and James-Allen Ford. Tells the story of Martha Blake, who, with guile and glue gun rises from her working class Polish roots to become the doyenne of American domesticitiy

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Live at the Iron Horse Volume 1

Featured on this live recording are Richard Thompson, Patty Larkin, and Mary Chapin Carpenter
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Nika Greye: Awakening

Her new album, "Awakening", showcases her songwriting talents as well as her unique and mutable vocal stylings. One moment she flutters softly like a beautiful butterfly, her words belying her delivery, and in a heartbeat her voice turns strong but somehow still subtle. This music is compelling, modern and absolutely marvelous, much like Nika herself
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Nouvelle Vague

Nouvelle Vague - French project initialized by Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux in which the pair took punk and new wave classics and worked with young singers who'd never heard the original versions

Sonia Sasseville

Sonia Sasseville - a contralto from Montreal experienced in the oratorio, the operetta, and the recital concert. She performs in both Canada and the United States


RadioTime - a Web-based service that consolidates radio programming from all around the globe

Genesis Publications: Postcards From The Boys

Genesis Publications: Postcards From The Boys - details from the publisher on the bound collection of postcard reproductions sent by George Harrison, John Lennon, and Paul McCartney to Ringo Starr

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Tia Imani Hanna: The Book Of Tia: Chapter One

Jazz Violin and Vocals world beats and fresh sounds
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Terry Riley and Michael McClure: I like Your Eyes Liberty

Beat Poetry and Ecstatic improvisation on a Midi Grand Piano
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All Songs Considered

All Songs Considered - web-only program plays full versions of the music snippets played on NPR's afternoon news program


herbie - official site for the funk-rock band, featuring bios, videos, and photos -- all found on the site by driving a rock 'n' roll van around the city

Billy Elliott: The Musical

Billy Elliott: The Musical - musical based on the film of the same name, with book and lyrics by Lee Hall and music by Elton John

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Al Stewart: A Beach Full of Shells

Literate and intriguing folk rock on the hit-making ("Year of the Cat," "On the Border") Al Stewart's first US CD in a decade
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Fourth Arts Block: East of Broadway

The impressive array of recording artists on the cd are Moby, Ani DiFranco, Yo La Tengo, Luna, Philip Glass, The Jazz Passengers (with Deborah Harry), East River Pipe, Spacehog, Last Forever, Rachelle Garniez, Matt Munisteri and BROCKMUMFORD, Warren Smith, Freedom Art Quartet, the John Tank Group, Burt Eckoff, Deanna Kirk, Gina Young and Malevo. Most of the artists are based in Lower Manhattan or have a personal connection to one of the cultural/community groups on the block
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Feather River Singers: Daughters of the Earth

Native American all female pow wow group with songs in Cherokee and English
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Saturday, June 18, 2005

Ray Brown Jr.: Stand By Me

Ray Brown Jr. steps over into jazz. As well as some latin flavored goodies for some old favorites
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Friday, June 17, 2005


ArtistShare - an innovative new business model for creative artists. Through ArtistShare artists are able to develop a strong and loyal fan base while simultaneously funding their creative projects through their fan base

Mark Hollingsworth: On The Mark

Los Angeles studio saxophonist, Mark Hollingsworth draws on the experience of his work with artists including Stevie Wonder, Santana and Luther Vandross to create an upbeat and sophisticated collection of music full of depth and soul
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Abigail Hopkins: Blue Satin Alley

Follow up to Abigail Hopkins' critically acclaimed album, "Smile Road", 'Blue Satin Alley' is a unique collection of spine tingling and hauntingly atmospheric songs
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Pink Floyd Online

Pink Floyd Online - interactive fan site with news, chat, downloads, bios, interviews, and more


Jae-P - official site includes bio, song samples, videos, photos, and more


Afu-Ra - official site features streaming song samples

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Toni Cole: So! Ready!

Melodic Rock with a taste of blues
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The Mills Brothers

The Mills Brothers - official site for the vocal trio. Includes history and tour information

Antony and the Johnsons

Antony and the Johnsons - performing antique torchsongs and bluesy cabaret pop


Bizarre - official site of the rapper includes pictures, lyrics, audio and video, tour dates, news, biography, discography

Vocal Group Hall of Fame

Vocal Group Hall of Fame - created to honor the greatest vocal groups of the World, to preserve their music at a world-class museum, to promote their music and memories throughout the world, and to pay tribute to the Inductees as National Music Treasures

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Haywood Gregory: The Haywood Gregory Collection

This CD is a collection of professionally prerecorded music featuring Haywood Gregory with Jon Bon Jovi, The Beach Boys, Phoebe Snow, Eddie Harris, Bernard Purdie, Little Steven, Branford Marsalis, The Blues Jumpers, Jeannie Gregory, The Romero Brothers...
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Bridget Gray: Self Love

One of the nation's top Spoken word artists invites you to experience her wit, intellect and sexuality thru poetry over beats by Grammy Nominated producer Spontaneous and industry vet Rochad Holiday
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Yewande: Evolution

"Yewande's bluesy, funky and rocky voice shines through every heartfelt soul groove." - Tokyo FM, Japan. "Soul-stirring and fresh. Yewande is a refreshing force in a musically stagnant industry." - Honey Magazine. "Sultry, smoky and yet imbued with a honey-like sweetness, Yewande's voice resonates with a spellbinding, earthy soulfulness." - Blues & Soul Magazine, London
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Jeff Jacobs: All Blue To Me

Moonlighting from his role as a member of Foreigner on keyboards, Jeff Jacobs releases his first solo album, with a dazzling display of range from Chicago Blues to hard-driving rock to energetic and soulful ballads. Jeff is a rock and roll veteran, having toured playing keyboards with Billy Joel, playing on the Storm Front and River of Dreams albums, and still touring as a member of Foreigner for more than a decade. Jeff pulls out all the stops, playing keyboards, guitar, bass and drums, and serving as the co-engineer for this debut album
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Tuesday, June 14, 2005

The Fjords

The Fjords are possibly Saskatoon's finest power-pop trio. Comprised of Luke Ryalls (guitar and vocals), David Brown (bass) and the infamous Jeff Pederson (drums). Their live shows are always a good time. They have just released their debut album and have launched their website. Keep an eye on these guys!
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Antonio Carlos Jobim: Symphonic Jobim

The symphonic work of Antonio Carlos Jobim, a project by Mario Adnet and Paulo Jobim
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Laura Sawosko: Me, Myself and You

Not your average solo piano cd with themes of nature. Laura invokes emotion and demands to be heard through as many or few notes as she pleases through her first voice - the piano
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Tiger Tiger: Peace From The Everglades - Dedicated to the Survival of the Miccosukee & Seminole People of Florida

Based in Miami, Florida national recording artists Tiger Tiger have headlined and graced the stages for numerous festivals and concerts over the years. They were featured in the First Miami Pop Festival along with Jimi Hendrix, Procul Harum, & Led Zeppelin. At The Seminole Tribe's Big Rock Pow Wow they performed with Chicago, Edgar & Johnnie Winter, Grateful Dead & many more groups of that era. At Pirate's World in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida they performed along with several marquee acts, including Jefferson Starship, Blackfoot, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steppenwolf, Deep Purple, Guess Who, Charlie Daniels, Quick Silver & Foxy
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Radio Memories

Radio Memories - daily podcasts of old-time radio shows. Includes Amos 'n' Andy; Fibber McGee and Molly; and big band music

Kitchie Nadal

Kitchie Nadal - official site of the singer-songerwriter from the Philippines. Discography, gallery, tour schedule, downloads, and more - publishes six insider fashion magazines: fashion flirt, technoid subculture, rock punk, downtown doll, global chic, and afro love

Monday, June 13, 2005

Chris Hillman: The Other Side

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 and bestowed with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Americana Music Association last year, Chris Hillman has long been at the forefront of conetemporary popular music - folk, rock, country, bluegrass and every combination or hyphenate genre - leading from the heart to create powerfully beautiful music. Now, Chris leads the way to "The Other Side," his latest album of 14 new recordings, including new inpretations of "Eight Miles High," "It Doesn't Matter," "True Love," and "Missing You."
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SNOCAP has announced the public opening of its digital registry, a new service that enables any artist or record label to register content and generate revenues from its distribution across SNOCAP-enabled retailers, including authorized peer-to-peer networks and hosted online services. Individual artists and independent labels can now upload their content into the digital registry and define usage rules on a global basis. Major record labels Universal Music Group, Sony BMG and EMI, and leading independent labels and aggregators including TVT, Rykodisc, Artemis, Nettwerk and IODA and others have already begun to register their catalogs with SNOCAP

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Angelyna Martinez: Labor Of Love

" Labor Of Love " Is a soulful trip down memory lane. Words like unique, beautiful and haunting have been used to describe Angelyna's voice. She captures and intreprets each song with Jazzy Pop vocals and her own special magic touch
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James Spaulding: Round To It Vol. 2

Recorded live on the two nights of music at Brooklyn's Up Over Jazz Café. Spaulding's quintet featured tenor and soprano saxophonist Dan Faulk, pianist Isaac ben Ayala, bassist Eric Lemon and drummer Reggie Nicholson
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The Steve Carlson Band: Rollin' On

Like a lot of the classic artists we've known and loved, Steve Carlson's ensemble does what rock & roll did in the Fifties... Funk, blues, rockabilly and country, all wind up in the mix" - Music Connection
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Friday, June 10, 2005

Ivan Rosenberg: Ashes and Coals

Lap-style slide guitar: relaxed, melodic, all-original solo resonator guitar and weissenborn instrumentals
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Caroline Drury: Loving You, Loving Me

Listening to Drury, it's easy to hear she is "Elegant, sophisticated and natural" (Paul Grant, host of CBC Radio's Hot Air). Drury "whose voice, rich and sweet, is the kind of female voice that will touch the heart of everyman," (Hi Fi Review, Hong Kong). True to the spirit of her own discovery, Caroline Drury shows us a new side of her great talent, singing beautiful songs and giving us all a taste of the simple life
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The Mamasitas

This hot female duo offers a unique vintage country sound with a sassy and fun attitude. Indigo Girls meet the Dixie Chicks. Aguilera and Vassar packed this project with hit songs they co-wrote with Nashville's top writers like Phil Vassar
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WCBS 101.1 - Jack FM

WCBS 101.1 - Jack FM - playing what we want

People Garden

People Garden - musical for a cast of children and a family audience, currently touring the NY area. Also available for group licensing


TheaterScene - independent reviews of Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals, dramas, comedies, cabaret, opera, and jazz

Glide Magazine

Glide Magazine - covering music, culture and life with reviews, columns, and news

Passion: The Chris Martin Fanlisting

Passion: The Chris Martin Fanlisting - online connection point for fans of the Coldplay frontman

The Tenderfoot

The Tenderfoot - symphonic vignettes of suburban bleakness

Cadence Grace

Cadence Grace - official site of artist Cadence Grace. Includes bio, pics, and tunes


Brakes - ear-muchingly mental and rocking band featuring members of British Sea Power, Electric Soft Parade, and The Tenderfoot


Athlete - quirky, melodic Britpop quartet

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Strapping Young Lad

Strapping Young Lad - official side of the Canadian metal band with news, bio, discography, message board, downloads, tour dates, and more

Mechanoise Labs

Mechanoise Labs - organic electronic noise projects from Mechanoise Labs. Includes song samples, discography, and general information


cementimental - circuitbending, experimental noise, foolish music - experimental noise artist with audio downloads, news, information on circuit bent gear, and links


Assacre - Texas-based one man noise project

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Just Jill: Dancing Sandwiches

A unique Alternative blend of Folk, Rock, Bluegrass, Latin, Reggae, and Swing. The music and lyrics are presented with energy and elegance
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Jordyn Mallory: Tell Me A Story

The debut CD of 13 year old singer & songwriter Jordyn Mallory. Listen to "Come Back Home" and you will want more. Modern & Traditional Country with powerful and unique vocals, awesome Nashville musicians and production
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Various Artists: Advance

Features a selection of the best new worldwide Independent artists and bands. It was compiled in the Spring of 2005 by the music loving ears of Matchbox Radio 24 and Matchbox Recordings
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The Riplets: Love Special Delivery Boy

Tight punk-rock "Donnas" style with a 60's garage/70's powerpop touch
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Bethany Wright: Phoenix Rising

Truly Cosmopolitan: funk to rock, jazz to pop. Playful and strong. Enjoy Female Pop/R&B artist/writer Bethany Wright in her original solo debut album release of Phoenix Rising
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Blues Boogie

Blues Boogie - dedicated to blues music in Canada, Includes venue, society, and festival listings - podcasts and downloads showcasing noncommercial radio shows from around North America


Loverboy - official site with band profile, photos, tours, videos, sound files, and more

Official Bob Geldof Site

Official Bob Geldof Site - includes pictures, biography, and information about Sir Bob's achievements

Rebecca Clarke

Rebecca Clarke - includes biography, pictures, news, and much more for the contemporary composer

Håkan Hardenberger

Håkan Hardenberger - official website provides biography, discography, schedule, and much more for the Swedish trumpeter

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Heather Hunter: The Unexpected

Heather Hunter: The Unexpected - Heather has returned to her written roots with the album, Double H The Unexpected that brags the production wizardry of, DJ Premier and Scott Storch. Aaron Lyles, and her hot new music video "So Serious" featuring Wyclef Jean from gimmicks and other distractions from her talent, Heather Hunter gives the listener a three dimensional view into her complex mind. "People know me for many different things," she explains. "But they really don't know all of me. On this album, people get to find out what really makes me Double H." Keeping true to her unpredictable nature, Heather Hunter displays her versatility with sharp edged songs like, "So Serious" and "In Love" that exposes her emotional thoughts - non-profit group devoted to illuminating the intersection of rock and roll and Jewish culture

Mission Creek Music and Arts Festival

Mission Creek Music and Arts Festival - annual event promoting local musicians, artists, writers, designers, and filmmakers

INXS Rock Star

INXS Rock Star - international search for the next great rock star - male or female - who will become the lead singer of Australian rock band, INXS

Ricki-Lee Coulter

Ricki-Lee Coulter - official site. Includes tour dates and mailing list

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Emilie Autumn: Enchant

Emilie Autumn: Enchant - The debut solo rock release from classical violin prodigy and frequent collaborator with artists such as Courtney Love and Billy Corgan features haunting vocal melodies meshed with electronics and lush strings

UK Rock Shop

UK Rock Shop - sells licensed rock music T-shirts, hoodies, shirts, and caps

Tall Poppies

Tall Poppies - Australian twins play indie/alternative/folk music. Includes biography, gigs, music samples, and pictures. Based in Australia and the U.K.

Bonz Xylophone

Bonz Xylophone - experimental electronic and rock music that questions sanity. So many flavors, so many colors

Friday, June 03, 2005

Tsunami Relief Project: A Musical Compilation To Benefit Tsunami Survivors

Tsunami Relief Project: A Musical Compilation To Benefit Tsunami Survivors - National recording artists from coast to coast have joined forces with Atta Girl Records, to raise funds for tsunami survivors through this compilation CD. This landmark album encompasses a wide range of genres including Singer/Songwriter, Folk, World

Pete Heller

Pete Heller - offical site for the London based DJ


Numbers - San Francisco-based post-punk band

Alvin Youngblood Hart

Alvin Youngblood Hart - official site of the blues guitarist includes bio, photos, tour dates, news, and more

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Graham Highlanders Pipe Band

Graham Highlanders Pipe Band - competing high school pipe band. Site includes history, schedule, member information, and a photo gallery

The Silent Issue

The Silent Issue - thoughtful, melodic, aggressive space rock with nods to the past as well as a vision of the future

Bear Vs Shark

Bear Vs Shark - band out of Ferndale, MI, whose sound is a mixture of post-hardcore and rollicking rock fused tight with gut-wrenching soul

Oscar Brown Jr.

Oscar Brown Jr. - official site for the legendary singer, songwriter, playwright, poet, and civil rights activist. Includes a biography, news, a gallery, and information on OBJ's works

Alabama Blues Brothers

Alabama Blues Brothers - brothers Jamey and Justin Crisler perform as The Alabama Blues Brothers Tribute Show

My Generation: Who's Still Who

My Generation: Who's Still Who - audio-visual record of the legendary British rock band, The Who

The Mambo Kings

The Mambo Kings - official site for the musical based on the novel The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love. Book by Oscar Hijuelos and Arne Glimcher, music by Carlos Franzetti, and lyrics by Arne Glimcher