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PQA Interview: Divine diva Kristine W.

imageProfessional fraternity man by day and roving entertainment reporter by night, Buck Cooke moved to Atlanta in 2000. Armed with a passion for pop culture and rabid appetite for music, Buck scours the entertainment landscape for treasures in music, TV and cinema.

Six years since her last album was released -- okay, she did have the Christmas album last year -- Kristine W. follows up with the first of two releases scheduled for this year.

The singer took a few minutes to talk with Project Q Atlanta about “The Power of Music” and the follow-up, “Straight Up with a Twist,” which is scheduled for release later this year.

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Amy Ray likes a good gay men’s store

imageLesbian rocker Amy Ray talks about Atlanta's music community, her affinity for gay men's clothing stores and good eats in a recent interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Music: Amos, Chesney, Kearney, Richie

imageProfessional fraternity man by day and roving entertainment reporter by night, Buck Cooke moved to Atlanta in 2000. Armed with a passion for pop culture and rabid appetite for music, Buck scours the entertainment landscape for treasures in music, TV and cinema.

Grab on to your wallet because the current crop of releases is going to make you hurt. New albums from singer/songwriter Tori Amos, “American Idol” alumna LaKisha Jones, pop/rock singer Mat Kearney, soul singer Lionel Richie, and 80s Europop duo Swing Out Sister join a greatest hits compilation from country superstar Kenny Chesney on the shelves, both physical and virtual.

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Music: Utada, Green Day, Grant, Madonna

imageProfessional fraternity man by day and roving entertainment reporter by night, Buck Cooke moved to Atlanta in 2000. Armed with a passion for pop culture and rabid appetite for music, Buck scours the entertainment landscape for treasures in music, TV and cinema.

Rockers Green Day and Japanese pop star Utada deliver new music while Kylie Minogue prepares for her first North American tour, Amy Grant released an EP for Mother’s Day, and the web is buzzing about new Madonna tracks.

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New tunes: Ciara, Jewel, Kreis, Yamin

imageProfessional fraternity man by day and roving entertainment reporter by night, Buck Cooke moved to Atlanta in 2000. Armed with a passion for pop culture and rabid appetite for music, Buck scours the entertainment landscape for treasures in music, TV and cinema.

Ciara envisions herself as a super heroine while Levi Kreis lends himself to commercial success. Jewel goes family-friendly. It's all in new tunes now ready for your consumption.

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Levi Kreis: The Project Q Atlanta interview

imageProfessional fraternity man by day and roving entertainment reporter by night, Buck Cooke moved to Atlanta in 2000. Armed with a passion for pop culture and rabid appetite for music, Buck scours the entertainment landscape for treasures in music, TV and cinema.

Levi Kreis revels in the contradictory nature of his life.

He grew up in an extremely conservative religious environment and even spent time years ago trying to become one of the ex-gays you always read about. That didn’t take and Kreis (pronounced “Krice”) now makes a living as an up-and-coming star on the music scene.

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New tunes: Jazz siren Melody Gardot’s

imageProfessional fraternity man by day and roving entertainment reporter by night, Buck Cooke moved to Atlanta in 2000. Armed with a passion for pop culture and rabid appetite for music, Buck scours the entertainment landscape for treasures in music, TV and cinema.

Last week was a slow one when it came to new releases of music we might want to hear. But there was a must-have album from a jazz siren who is destined to become a big name, regardless of the genre of music she’s singing.

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New album releases going missing in action

imageProfessional fraternity man by day and roving entertainment reporter by night, Buck Cooke moved to Atlanta in 2000. Armed with a passion for pop culture and rabid appetite for music, Buck scours the entertainment landscape for treasures in music, TV and cinema.

When an album keeps getting pushed back, is it due to jockeying between artists and labels wanting ideal product placement in an increasingly competitive industry? Or does it just mean the product stinks? We’re just wondering as the list of delayed releases we’d like to eventually seems to grow every week.

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New releases: Flatts, Taylor, Erasure

imageProfessional fraternity man by day and roving entertainment reporter by night, Buck Cooke moved to Atlanta in 2000. Armed with a passion for pop culture and rabid appetite for music, Buck scours the entertainment landscape for treasures in music, TV and cinema.

What do you get when you mix Racal Flatts with Erasure, sprinkled with a little James Taylor? New CDs released this week and a whole lotta fresh stuff for that iPod.

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Lesbian rockers Indigo Girls out and about

imageLesbian rockers Indigo Girls are out making the rounds to promote their new album, “Poseidon and the Bitter Bug."

To celebrate the March 24 release, they performed at Criminal Records in Atlanta. Now, they are featured in the April issue of Atlanta Magazine.

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Big beats, beautiful music in new releases

imageProfessional fraternity man by day and roving entertainment reporter by night, Buck Cooke moved to Atlanta in 2000. Armed with a passion for pop culture and rabid appetite for music, Buck scours the entertainment landscape for treasures in music, TV and cinema.

A host of new releases includes home-grown talent, from Keri Hilson to the Indigo Girls and Michelle Malone, who performs at Eddie’s Attic Saturday. There’s also country and a taste of dance, too, in this fresh crop of CDs.

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Elton John as the DJ

imageThe Peach Buzz's Richard Eldredge is a big Elton John fan. And really, we don't have a problem with that as the Atlanta Journal Constitution scribe always offers up interesting tidbits and quips from the gay part-time Atlanta singer.

Like this: In celebration of John's 62nd birthday this week, he offered Peach Buzz some insight into what he's listening to these days.

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