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  • Krall dips into the long-ago past

    Krall dips into the long-ago past
    It's a bit of technology whose name might elicit a puzzled look from millennials, and it sounded — scratchily — over the phone from Diana Krall's apartment.
  • The Crowd: A beautiful coda for philharmonic leader Corey

    The Crowd: A beautiful coda for philharmonic leader Corey
    It's off to France for Kaly and Dean Corey, president and artistic director of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County. The erudite Dean Corey has served the society and the community as a beacon of culture since 1993. He retires at the end of the...

    The Crowd: It's never too wet for Jazz Festival

    The Crowd: It's never too wet for Jazz Festival
    It's hard to imagine, given the spectacular weather of the past week, that for a brief moment California was being soaked by torrential rain at the beginning of the month. The downpour did not deter the dedicated volunteers of the Ocean Institute from...

    Dr. Jazz has a soft side

     Dr. Jazz has a soft side
    As the seconds pass before Wynton Marsalis picks up the phone in his Portland, Ore., hotel room, the mind sends a decree to the body: Be on guard. And have the recorder running too, because a few choice quotes are bound to be in the offing. Marsalis,...

    Finding his voice with a tuba

    Finding his voice with a tuba
    Probably more than any other instrument in an orchestra, the tuba has the sound of authority — big, brassy, deep and imposing. For the young, struggling John Van Houten, that sound inspired the discipline he needed. The tuba instructor, who...