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  • Irma Thomas: At the Crossroads of blues and soul

    Irma Thomas: At the Crossroads of blues and soul
    It took a grandchild — indirectly, at least — to make Irma Thomas the Soul Queen of New Orleans.
  • The Latest: 'Falling' for theater; Means show mettle

    The Latest: 'Falling' for theater; Means show mettle
    Falling Into Theatre...and Finding Myself Robert Cohen Fithian Press; 232 pages Actor Steve McQueen famously said, "I would rather wake up in the middle of nowhere than in any city on Earth." Robert Cohen may have that spirit as well. When the...

    Blues veterans to join in tribute

    Blues veterans to join in tribute
    Ask Jody Williams about Howlin' Wolf's legacy, and he'll rattle off remarkable numbers about the old Chicago bluesman. Not chart statistics. Measurements. "Well, he was a pretty big man," said Williams, 78, who played guitar for Wolf (a.k.a. Chester...

    Jazz Age revisited?

    It's just six years and a couple of months until the '20s — the 2020s, that is — which may inspire a reflection or two from jazz aficionados. Nearly 100 years ago, the musical form so dominated society that it became a euphemism for an...

    The Latest: 'Frost' unfrozen; a laid-back 'Home'

    The Latest: 'Frost' unfrozen; a laid-back 'Home'
    John Frost: A Quiet Mastery Phil Kovinick The Irvine Museum, 239 pages Thank God for archivists. The other week, I read a column in the Orange County Register by Sharon Henry, who sought to find the story behind Helen Stanley, whose name appears...