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Fans of Radiohead, Bon Iver, Brian Eno: Give James Blake a Listen

James Blake album "Assume Form"

James Blake has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry recently (e.g. Beyoncé), but Assume Form is a celebration of the English producer’s own talents. It’s easy to get hooked on the sweet falsetto or his unique sense of lyric. Yet Blake is more than just a sad boy  singing over his own beats. Sparse trip-hop sections segue seamlessly into full orchestras. Elements of electro-pop and R&B keep the record fun and romantic.

A World Without End, Amen: Return of Lowertown Reading Jam

What kind of society would we live in without policing? This season's Lowertown Reading Jam kicks off with a new performance, "A World Without End, Amen," created by artist Irna Landrum, centered around this fundamental question. Landrum will collaborate with Erin Sharkey, Maya Beck, Katie Robinson, and Stephanie Chrismon. These female artists are curious about the human condition and are working to unravel why we do what we do.

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