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Review: New Kanye album samples 1939 song about lynching

This CD cover image released by Def Jam Recordings shows “Yeezus,” the latest release by Kanye West. (AP Photo/Def Jam Recordings) Last week Kanye West released his latest album “Yeezus” to overwhelmingly positive reviews. The trim, 10 song album packs a lot into 40 minutes with the help of electronic music duo Daft Punk and Justin Vernon from indie folk band Bon Iver. With songs like “New Slaves” and lyrics like “they see a Black man with a White woman/And at the top floor they gon’ come to kill King Kong,” this is one of West’s more socially conscious albums. It also touches on issues within the Black community including unbridled Black consumerism.

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Molly Ringwald rediscovers her jazz roots

This CD cover image released by Concord Jazz shows “Except Sometimes,” by Molly Ringwald. (AP Photo/Concord Jazz) by Charles J. Gans NEW YORK (AP) — Molly Ringwald has moved from “The Breakfast Club” to the jazz club. The redheaded actress who describes herself as “your former teen-age crush” in her Twitter bio will always live in her generation’s memories for portraying the angst of high school life as an everyday girl, teen princess and outsider in her iconic 1980s films “Sixteen Candles,” ”The Breakfast Club,” and “Pretty In Pink” with writer-director John Hughes. Now the 45-year-old has taken on a new role as a jazz singer with the release last month of her album “Except Sometimes,” a collection of Great American Songbook and Broadway tunes.