Now that January is finally over and we've finally made it through the endless rounds of nomination and then discussion over which records were the best of 2010, it's officially time to stop looking back and start thinking about the music of the new year. We asked a group of journalists, radio professionals, publicists, musicians, record store employees and owners to recommend a new piece of music, and to tell us where they first heard it. Here's a sampling of the best of 2011, so far.
"A federal judge in Florida says the Obama administration's historic health overhaul is unconstitutional, siding with 26 states that had sued to block it," the Associated Press writes.
In his much-anticipated ruling, Judge Roger Vinson went further than a federal judge in Virginia who ruled that it is unconstitutional to require people to buy health insurance. Vinson, AP reports, "declared the entire health care law unconstitutional."