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    MUSIC REVIEW: BOB DYLAN’S ROUGH AND ROWDY WAYS

    One of the many things that define Bob Dylan is the frequency of which his public persona changes. At various times, he has assumed the roles of philosophizing folk hero, bluesy beat poet and sentimental country crooner. On “Rough and Rowdy Ways,” Dylan’s latest album that was released this past June, he has quite comfortably settled into one of his most compelling niches to date: the wizened old man, giving valuable advice on life to all who are willing to hear. Dylan avoids such clumsy attempts at ‘relatable modern music,’ which have plagued recent music-producing efforts made by contemporaries like The Rolling Stones. I was pleasantly surprised by the depth…