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Schwartz: ‘Lemonade’ loss at Grammys points to institutional racial bias

Alex Schwartz, Columnist

February 14, 2017

Most listeners of popular music wanted Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” to win Album of the Year at the Grammys on Sunday night. Apparently, so did Adele — even though she ended up winning the award herself. People thought this...

Sánchez: A reflection on this election year’s music and its political undertones

Eddie Sánchez, Op-Ed Contributor

November 1, 2016

On occasion, I’ve joked that music is always better during an election year, particularly when a Republican candidate is especially vitriolic or divisive. Politics can give musicians and recording artists a sense of urgency that...