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Short takes

EW reviews the latest albums by Kristin Chenoweth and Amy Ray

SHORT TAKES

KRISTIN CHENOWETH

As I Am (Sony Integrity) For her second solo album, Broadway baby Chenoweth returns to her religious roots, putting her own spin on spirituals like ''Upon This Rock.'' But the real joy? ''Taylor, the Latte Boy,'' in which she sings the praises of. . .a Starbucks barista. B

AMY RAY

Prom (Daemon) The Indigo Girl's second solo CD boasts a wide, Southern-gothic sound, its jangly guitars washing the sometimes dark subject matter of her love-and-gender-issues song cycle in joyful sunlight. B

Originally posted Apr 11, 2005 Published in issue #815 Apr 15, 2005 Order article reprints