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.

New Bluegrass: Raves For Della Mae’s ‘Della Mae’

Della Mae, recently named a “New Artist You Need to Know” and one of the “50 Best Things at SXSW 2015” by Rolling Stone, have released their new, self-titled album. The Boston Globe’s James Reed writes, “As impressive as it … read more »

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New Music: Corinne West’s ‘Starlight Highway’

Corinne West – Starlight Highway Label: Make Records The latest from Corinne West (a superb collection of haunting and eloquent songs) will definitely leave you wanting more. The good news is that this is her fifth album, so once you … read more »

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Encore, On Court: It’s French Open Time

Poor Rafael Nadal. The presumed King of Roland Garros is not going to win again this year. Nadal is simply not playing championship-level tennis lately. There… my one prediction has been published. It is not possible to predict much else … read more »

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New Gospel: T. Graham Brown’s ‘Forever Changed’

T. Graham Brown — Forever Changed T. Graham Brown has recorded over thirteen studio albums and charted more than twenty Billboard singles, three of which reached Number One and eight of which reached the Top Ten. The Georgia-born singer and … read more »

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New Americana Music: Jon Chi’s ‘Another Rising Sun’

Jon Chi — ‘Another Rising Sun’ Another Rising Sun, Jon Chi’s second solo effort is a glorious blend of Folk, Gospel, and Americana. It overflows with musical invention and integrity in a way that demands repeated listening in order to … read more »

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The International Tennis Hall of Fame Museum Reopens With A Federer Hologram

After three years of planning and a $3 million renovation, the Museum at the International Tennis Hall of Fame re-opened to the public today. During your visit to the upcoming Hall of Fame Tennis Championships (July 11-19), why not stop … read more »

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Letterman’s Been Over For Years

David Letterman has made a career out of being bitter and along the ing, long way he head reshaped TV late-night standup into a platform for pettiness and meanness. The dean of late-night TV shows will finally call it quits … read more »

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Thelonious Monk is Back! – ‘The Complete Riverside Recordings’

Concord Music Group has reissued its GRAMMY® Award-winning Thelonious Monk anthology, The Complete Riverside Recordings. This is a re-release of ‘The Complete Riverside Recordings,’ which received Grammy Awards for Best Historical Album and Best Album Notes in 1988. It’s finally … read more »

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BB&T Atlanta Open Presents the Commodores in Concert

The BB&T Atlanta Open will kick off its weeklong events with the smooth ’70s flair of the legendary Commodores in concert Saturday, July 25, at 9 p.m. at Atlantic Station. Plan now to groove to a mix of timeless dance … read more »

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New Jazz/Soul: Clayton Doley — ‘Bayou Billabong’

Clayton Doley — Bayou Billabong On his new jazz/soul album, Bayou Billabong, Australian keyboardist Clayton Doley’s skill at playing the organ is matched by his witty and stylish songwriting. The album is steeped in the soulful ambience of American roots … read more »

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