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Dave Johns is excellent in the title role in “I, Daniel Blake.” (Courtesy IFC Films)

‘I, Daniel Blake’ reveals a working class hero

Director Ken Loach has long depicted the hopes and hardships of working-class…

Dave Johns is excellent in the title role in “I, Daniel Blake.” (Courtesy IFC Films)
Gaslight Anthem's Brian Fallon's solo release "Painkillers" exemplifies songwriting at its best. (Courtesy photo)

10 great 2016 albums

Talk about an annus horribilis: 2016 started on an ominous note with…

Gaslight Anthem's Brian Fallon's solo release "Painkillers" exemplifies songwriting at its best. (Courtesy photo)
In this 1997, file photo, lead guitarist Marty Friedman, left, and lead singer/guitarist Dave Mustaine, center, field questions while bassist David Ellefson, right, high-fives drummer Nick Menza, back left, during a live chat on the Internet held at The Joint inside the Hard Rock hotel-casino in Las Vegas. A family spokesman said Menza, former drummer for influential metal band Megadeth, died after collapsing on stage Saturday during a performance of his progressive jazz trio in Southern California. (Ethan Miller/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

Scoop: Ex-Megadeth drummer Nick Menza dies on stage

Nick Menza, former drummer for the influential metal band Megadeth, died after…

In this 1997, file photo, lead guitarist Marty Friedman, left, and lead singer/guitarist Dave Mustaine, center, field questions while bassist David Ellefson, right, high-fives drummer Nick Menza, back left, during a live chat on the Internet held at The Joint inside the Hard Rock hotel-casino in Las Vegas. A family spokesman said Menza, former drummer for influential metal band Megadeth, died after collapsing on stage Saturday during a performance of his progressive jazz trio in Southern California. (Ethan Miller/Las Vegas Sun via AP)