Author Archives: Greg Victor

About Greg Victor

Greg Victor (Parcbench Culture Editor) covers the world for Parcbench... from the Biennale in Venice, to Centre Court in Wimbledon, to Rhythm & Roots Reunion in Bristol, Tennessee. He is based in New York City and frequently on the road.

“CMA Country Christmas” To Air Dec. 3rd

“CMA Country Christmas,” hosted by Jennifer Nettles, is a two-hour special airing Thursday, Dec. 3 (9:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network that highlights the music of the holidays. Performers in the seasonal celebration will be Kelsea Ballerini, Dan + … read more »

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New Roots: Eric Bibb and JJ Milteau’s Tribute To Lead Belly

Eric Bibb and JJ Milteau – ‘Lead Belly’s Gold’ Label: Stony Plain Records You know these songs. If you don’t rightly recognize them at first, well then your soul knows every note (and every rest) of them them very well. … read more »

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New Christmas Music: Rhonda Vincent – ‘Christmas Time’

Rhonda Vincent – ‘Christmas Time’ Label: Upper Management One of the albums that stays in rotation during the months of November and December around my house every year is Rhonda Vincent’s 2006 Christmas collection, ‘Beautiful Star.’ On the album, Ms. … read more »

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Finally!: Jeff Lynne’s ELO – ‘Alone In The Universe’

Electric Light Orchestra – ‘Alone In The Universe’ Label: Columbia Fourteen years is too long to wait for music that sustains one’s belief in the possibility of an order to this ride called life. But when the album is Electric … read more »

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Victoria’s Secret Visits The 69th Armory For Veteran’s Day

Each year, around Veteran’ Day, Victoria’s Secret visits the 69th Regiment Armory in New York City. Most of the year, the building is used to house the headquarters of the New York Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, … read more »

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Reel Truth: ‘Kilo Two Bravo’ (film review)

‘Kilo Two Bravo’ Directed by: Paul Katis Written by: Tom Williams Cast: David Elliot, Mark Stanley, Scott Kyle, Benjamin O’Mahony, Bryan Parry, Liam Ainsworth, Andy Gibbins, John Doughty, Paul Luebke, Thomas Davison, Grant Kilburn, Robert Mitchell, Jon Paul Bell, Malachi … read more »

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Eric Church Is Back With Another Solid Album (‘Mr. Misunderstood’)

Here’s the songlist for Eric Church’s ‘Mr. Misunderstood': 1. Mr. Misunderstood 2. Mistress Named Music 3. Chattanooga Lucy 4. Mixed Drinks About Feelings 5. Knives of New Orleans 6. Round Here Buzz 7. Kill a Word 8. Holdin’ My Own … read more »

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Chris Stapleton Steals The Show At The CMA Awards

After Chris Stapleton stunned Nashville last night, by winning the Male Vocalist CMA Award (beating out Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Eric Church and even Blake Shelton), I asked myself, “Well, what’s the big surprise?” I got online and checked my … read more »

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Snoopy Gets A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Now this is the kind of Hollywood celebrity that deserves a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. ‘Peanuts’ creator Charles M. Schulz’s son Craig congratulated his father’s iconic cartoon dog last Monday as Snoopy received his own star on … read more »

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New Americana/Folk/Country: The Cox Family – ‘Gone Like The Cotton’

The Cox Family – ‘Gone Like The Cotton’ Label: Rounder Records The Cox Family. Back after 17 years. On Rounder Records. Produced by Alison Krauss. What more need one say to describe a dream project? ‘Gone Like The Cotton’ is … read more »

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