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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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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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