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2014/09/16 01:19
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Jason Moran says of Fats Waller: “He needed to talk about depression — personal depression. He needed to talk about love, or loss, or trying to find love again. (Clay Patrick McBride) “Any time I get...
2014/09/16 01:19
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2014/09/16 00:20
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Musician, artist, designer, photographer, video historian — it’s hard to define Bill Spilka. The tall 84-year-old Valencia resident who sports a bald head and a trademark white handlebar mustache has...
2014/09/15 04:47
2014/09/15 04:47
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... a trumpalist! I play vocalet!” says Bria Skonberg with glee, munching on a Greek salad. “I’m a hybrid; I’m a swamp monster. An X-man!” What she playfully means, of course, is that she is both a...
2014/09/15 04:26
2014/09/15 04:26
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A kind of bewildered atmosphere rises up around Kenneth Lonergan’s characters as they talk. Despite their verbosity, powers of observation, and critical acumen, Lonergan’s mostly Manhattan-based...
2014/09/15 01:03
2014/09/15 01:03
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The long-unmarked Oakwood gravesite of chart-topping blues singer Mamie Smith (1883-1946) finally received a fondly inscribed headstone, thanks to the efforts of local fans. The...
2014/09/14 09:29
2014/09/14 09:29
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Living in Exile, Sayed Kashua Hits TelluridePalestinian Writer Seems Less Than Pleased at Film Fest Telluride, Colo. — The Telluride Film Festival occupies a privileged space in the landscape of...
2014/09/13 20:39
2014/09/13 20:39
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The LSU AgCenter Food Incubator has received a $25,000 grant from the Louisiana Economic Development Business Incubation Support Program. The funds were awarded through the Louisiana Business...
2014/09/13 11:36
2014/09/13 11:36
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Lionel Ferbos performed the trumpet-style of New Orleans jazz that he learned as a young man until just a few months before his death July 19 at the age of 103. For an artist who rarely left his...
2014/09/13 00:21
2014/09/13 00:21
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Don't try to tie Gary Comeau down, or pigeonhole him in one category of music or another. In his career, he's moved with apparent ease through realms of blues, jazz, cajun, blues, roots and the...
2014/09/12 20:04
2014/09/12 20:04
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Rock legend Keith Richards already counts grandfathers as fans -- now 70, he's hoping to win over grandkids with his first children's book, Gus & Me (Little, Brown), an unexpected follow-up to his...
2014/09/12 19:10
2014/09/12 19:10
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Barbara Dane: folk singer, blues singer, jazz singer, social activist, wife, mother, world traveler, feminist, record producer, chronic truant, maverick and general troublemaker. She sang with all the...
2014/09/12 06:15
2014/09/12 06:15
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One night in 1955, five years after he had arrived in South Africa from Berlin, Jürgen Schadeberg walked into a Sophiatown dancehall with his Rolleiflex camera. He was 24 and had a head full of jazz...
2014/09/11 16:35
2014/09/11 16:35
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When I was a kid, my sister and I would play a car game where we would hold our breath in the back of our parents' minivan every time we went into a tunnel—and see who could hold it longer. Our faces...
2014/09/11 15:41
2014/09/11 15:41
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Following the release of his Louis Armstrong tribute album, “Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch,” Dr. John’s Sept. 20 concert at the Joy Theater will feature many special guests. The guest list...
2014/09/11 13:09
2014/09/11 13:09
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Handy had a long and successful career in music but he never forgot his background, once telling a group of New York children on a school visit: "Life is something like this trumpet. If you don't put...
2014/09/11 07:57
2014/09/11 07:57
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Friday will be the last day for Your Mama's Good Food, 215 Center St., Little Rock. The restaurant moved and changed owners, not necessarily in that order, from its previous location in the...
2014/09/10 14:03
2014/09/10 14:03
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The long-unmarked Oakwood gravesite of chart-topping blues singer Mamie Smith (1883-1946) will finally get a fondly inscribed headstone, thanks to the efforts of local fans. The...
2014/09/10 11:40
2014/09/10 11:40
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Dr. John, "Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch" (Concord Music Group) Many tribute albums fall flat, and star duets can seem forced, but Dr. John manages to avoid these traps in his wonderfully...
2014/09/10 04:47
2014/09/10 04:47
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Despite their differences, these singers were accomplished musicians with an uncanny ability to entertain an audience. Aspiring jazz singers may have the world at their fingertips on their iPads and...
2014/09/09 21:45
2014/09/09 21:45
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Imagine the scenario: A less informed holder of an expensive U.S. Open men’s singles final ticket walks into Louis Armstrong Arena, settles down into a courtside seat and then rubs his eyes in...
2014/09/16 01:19
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