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2008-07-07 15:00:30

By RICK MASSIMO NEWPORT -- Melissa Etheridge's voice is still a raspy, gutsy wonder -- she sang better last night at the Snapple Sunset Music Series than she did on the records of her mid-'90s hit-making heyday -- and her head-thrown-back, acoustic-guitar-thrashing image is becoming nearly iconic. And last night all her strengths were on display in a show that was unusually structured, to varying effect. The two-hour show arranged songs from the beginnings of her career through her...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin