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    Leonard Cohen at 80: Still on top of his game

    Leonard Cohen, “Popular Problems” (Columbia Records) There’s no reason, of course, why an artist should slow down at 80. If the mind is still sharp — and, as in Leonard Cohen’s case, the bank account still a bit low, thanks…

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    Review: Streisand’s timeless ‘Partners’ soars

    Barbra Streisand, “Partners” (Sony) Barbra Streisand’s “Partners” isn’t just about star-powered duets, but partnerships of love and family. It’s a love album for the ages, as fit for your anniversary as your parents’ or your child’s wedding. It could have…

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    Review: Music player learns your tastes over time

    NEW YORK | Some things get better with time: wine, jeans and this “smart” music player I’ve been using on and off for a few months. The idea behind the $399 Aether Cone is that over time, it learns your listening…