Bob Dylan’s Secret 6,000-Item Archive

Two Oklahoma-based institutions—the George Kaiser Family Foundation and the University of Tulsa—have purchased a 6,000-piece collection of Bob Dylan’s personal items, kept by the legend himself. The treasure trove includes correspondences, recordings, photographs, films and two lyric-filled notebooks—whose existence was once merely a myth—that date back to his earliest beginnings as a musician. The archive of memorabilia will become the focus for academia surrounding Dylan’s …

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Bob Dylan on Letterman, new music from Bilal and ActiveChild, and more in this week's musical round-up

Son Of Sun: Whispers (Soul Clap Remix) Boston-based DJs Soul Clap have been making feet move and hips grind with their ever-evolving explorations of funk, disco and house, and their strength lies in teasing out the dance potential lying dormant in other tracks. Their latest re-work is of the house track “Whispers,” from the little known production duo Son of Sun, adding an extra layer …

Bob Dylan: The Night We Called It A Day

For the penultimate episode of the long-running Late Show with David Letterman, the singer/songwriter Bob Dylan graced the stage to perform an intimate rendition of Frank Sinatra’s “The Night We Called it a Day,” one of the tracks on his latest Sinatra-themed album Shadows in the Night. Gripping not an acoustic guitar but only a mic, Dylan puts on a soulful, reflective performance likened to …