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My wife and I are trying to raise our daughter to appreciate the arts — not in a nose-in-the-air way, but in a manner that recognizes the importance of helping her develop both sides of the brain. We want her to know a little bit more about...
Tags: Arts, Lobbying, Festive Events, Arts and Culture, Movies
The brawny, brainy music that Ken Vandermark presented over the weekend at the Green Mill Jazz Club appealed to many sensibilities. For starters, the very sight of nine instrumentalists crowded onto the tiny stage of the Mill — each a force in his...
Last June, Chicago reedist-bandleader Ken Vandermark convened a high-powered band for a specific and daunting purpose. Colleague Dave Rempis had asked Vandermark to think of something special he wanted to do to celebrate innovative programming by...
A buoyant winter season ahead includes: "Shadowgraph: Octets by Franz Schubert and George Lewis": The innovative thinkers at the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) perform major works by masters from two centuries and genres. The repertoire...
Joe Jackson has demonstrated his love of classic jazz and swing before, and with today's free track, he's once again up to his old tricks. He reshapes the familiar “It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Go That Swing),” into something more...
Tags: Sharon Jones, Iggy Pop, Count Basie, Music, Entertainment
KTLA NewsThe 2012 Playboy Jazz Festival Order of Appearance Saturday, June 16: The LAUSD/Beyond the Bell All City Jazz Band Louie Cruz Beltran Latin Jazz Ensemble Cos of Good Music The Soul Rebels Global Gumbo All Stars Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Christian...
As a jazz fan, you really have to savor the select moments of the Playboy Jazz Festival, which began its 34th installment Saturday at its longtime home, the Hollywood Bowl. Because as a stand-alone, multi-day barometer of the state of the music, the...
WGN NewsCheck out the complete list of nominees for this year's Grammy Awards. Tune in on Sunday February 12 at 8/7c to see if your predictions were right. Record Of The Year Rolling In The Deep Adele Holocene Bon Iver Grenade Bruno Mars The Cave...
Culture MonsterSetting aside more sympathetic choices from jazz veterans Sonny Rollins and 93-year-old bandleader Gerald Wilson, Grammy voters opted for familiar faces from a different generation....
Culture MonsterA pair of recent winners at the 2012 Grammys lead the 34th annual festival, along with guitarist Vernon Reid, vocalist Robin Thicke and more nods to the worlds of jazz, R&B, funk and pop....
Frank Foster, a jazz sax man and composer who is best known for his years with the Count Basie Orchestra, died Tuesday, July 26, at his home in Chesapeake, the Associated Press reported. Foster, who composed Basie's hit "Shiny Stockings," died of...
Culture MonsterChick Corea, Sonny Rollins and L.A. great Gerald Wilson are among the nominees. Young pianist Gerald Clayton also receives a nod in a crowded instrumental album field....
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