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2014/11/25 18:13
2014/11/25 18:13
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He plays piano better than most singers. He sings better than most pianists. And he writes songs better than most singer-pianists. The one-man band known as Johnny Rodgers has toured the world with...
2014/11/25 18:13
2014/11/25 18:13
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2014/11/25 10:34
2014/11/25 10:34
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TELL me about your last CD, how you got to this one, and how the former influenced the latter. The previous CD, Jazz Live 2012, was a live recording of a recital at the Musaion, University of...
2014/11/25 01:18
2014/11/25 01:18
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Lenny Kravitz, performing in this photo in Romania, will headline the first night of Bluesfest 2015. Photo: George Popescu Multi-talented rock, soul and funk superstar and all-round heart-throb Lenny...
2014/11/24 08:34
2014/11/24 08:34
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APComedian Bill Cosby performs at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts, in Melbourne, Florida on November 21, 2014. Bill Cosby wore a gray sweatshirt embroidered with the words “Hello...
2014/11/23 22:08
2014/11/23 22:08
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Image: Greg Allen/Invision/AP/Associated Press In it, the piano man warbles about the perils of the music industry, and having to limit himself to writing radio-friendly tracks. "It was a beautiful...
2014/11/23 13:44
2014/11/23 13:44
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MOSCOW – Growing up in the Soviet Union, Emilia Tynes-Mensah did the same things other children did. She read the classics of literary master Alexander Pushkin, listened to the symphonies of Peter...
2014/11/23 06:24
2014/11/23 06:24
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WHITTINGTON -- Not so long ago, Southern Illinois was a major cultural thoroughfare for such big band acts as the Russ Morgan Orchestra, Glenn Miller, Johnnie Kaye, Guy Lombardo, and other hitmakers...
2014/11/23 03:26
2014/11/23 03:26
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SIMON SANTOW: There are few cities in America that have seen such an incredible shift in their populations in the way Washington has. It's always been known as a predominantly black city, but now...
2014/11/22 22:03
2014/11/22 22:03
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UB CONCERT: The University at Buffalo student jazz ensembles, led by jazz musician and UB professor George Caldwell, will present a free concert at 7:30 p.m. today in Slee Hall on the North Campus....
2014/11/22 07:19
2014/11/22 07:19
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A marquee outside the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts advertises a Bill Cosby performance before his show in Melbourne, Fla., Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.(AP Photo/Phelan M....
2014/11/21 21:44
2014/11/21 21:44
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Surviving in New York City as a trumpeter or saxophonist takes talent and tenacity, but succeeding as a flute player requires an added layer of toughness. Jamie Baum has been one of jazz's most...
2014/11/21 16:13
2014/11/21 16:13
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When Kevin Cole sits down to play Friday night at PianoForte Studios, he'll be doing double duty for the cause to which he has devoted his life: the music of George Gershwin. As the country's leading...
2014/11/21 15:52
2014/11/21 15:52
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Kauflin, blind since age 6, is now bravely taking on the Big Apple music scene with his guide dog. The young guy's wonderfully upbeat whenever hanging with and learning from "C.T." at his North Jersey...
2014/11/20 21:40
2014/11/20 21:40
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THE DIRTY GUV’NAHS/CEREUS BRIGHT: Varsity Theatre (8 p.m.)PHISH TRIBUTE: Chelsea’s Café PANDORA: Portico (Perkins Road, 8 p.m.) THE REMNANTS: On the Half Shell (7 p.m.) GREG TALMAGE: Happy’s Irish...
2014/11/20 19:21
2014/11/20 19:21
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Washington is one of 12 cities where artists are painting public Shop Small murals to help American Express promote Small Business Saturday, created five years ago to encourage holiday shoppers to...
2014/11/20 18:19
2014/11/20 18:19
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Bob Dylan acknowledges but doesn’t embrace the name that has come to describe his life on the road: the Never Ending Tour. “There’s no such thing as forever,” he told Rolling Stone in 2009. “Anybody...
2014/11/20 16:54
2014/11/20 16:54
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... my tempo," the bandleader says. The drummer tries again. "Not my tempo!" The conductor counts down one more time, and again the drummer fails. This time the conductor screams, red-faced as a...
2014/11/20 10:50
2014/11/20 10:50
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New York Times dance critic Alastair Macaulay came to Memphis earlier this year to learn more about jookin, a home-grown dance style he went on to describe as, "a virtuoso hip-hop descendant of the...
2014/11/20 09:08
2014/11/20 09:08
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You can’t get much more New Orleans than Dr John and Louis ‘Satchmo’ Armstrong − so when the former plays the latter, it’s enough to get Big Easy fans sitting up. Especially if, as voodoo jazz and...
2014/11/19 23:09
2014/11/19 23:09
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The film, starring the little known 42-year-old actor Chadwick Boseman in a virtuoso turn as Brown, showcases the singer’s astonishing talents while unflinchingly tackling his self-absorption and...
2014/11/25 18:13
2014/11/25 18:13
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