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Rebooting: Enigmatic singer-songwriter Sam Phillips returns with her latest album, Push Any Button. (Littlebox Recordings)

He Did It: Lee Daniels’ The Butler, a star-studded film inspired by a butler who served eight U.S. presidents over 30 years, is set to hit theaters mid-month. (Weinstein)

Good Book: Sophie Piper retells Old and New Testament stories with bright illustrations by Estelle Corke in My Story Time Bible, a small but sturdy book for children. (Lion)

Big Books: New novels from familiar authors line the shelves. Look for Claire of the Sea Light by Haitian writer Edwidge Danticat (Knopf), The Daughters of Mars by Schindler’s List novelist Thomas Keneally (Atria), and Rose Harbor in Bloom by romance writer Debbie Macomber. (Ballantine

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