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1 hr ago | Northern Life

Jazz up your life with a music festival

Performers at the annual Jazz Sudbury Festival include the Legendary Downchild Blues Band, left, the Heavyweights Brass Band, top right, and Emilie-Claire Barlow, bottom right.


Related Topix: Blues, The Blues Band, Emilie-Claire Barlow

2 hrs ago | All About Jazz

INTERVIEW/PROFILE: Jazz Musician of the Day: Lester Young

All About Jazz is celebrating Lester Young's birthday today! Lester A'Prez" Young was one of the giants of the tenor saxophone.


Related Topix: Lester Young, Black Entertainment, Louis Armstrong

3 hrs ago | Detroit News

Steve March-Torm pays tribute to father Mel Torm

Singer Steve March-Torme stresses that his singing style is different from his father, the famed 'Velvet Fog' - Mel Torme.


Related Topix: Mel Torme, Monroe, MI

7 hrs ago | OhNoTheyDidnt

Seth Macfarlane on playing it straight for his new 'Holiday For Swing' album

Seth MacFarlane may be famous for creating irreverent comedies like Family Guy and Ted, but he takes crooning very seriously.


Related Topix: Ted, Family Guy, Comedy, Animated TV, Entertainment, Television, A Million Ways to Die in the West, Seth MacFarlane, Life, Holidays, Christmas, Frank Sinatra

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Jazz Festival notebook: Motown natives, Jazz Masters pack lineup

The Joshua Redman Quartet includes the leader on tenor saxophone and Reuben Rogers on bass, Aaron Goldberg on piano and Greg Hutchinson on drums.


Related Topix: Jazz Masters, Joshua Redman

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Jazz Festival celebrates the music of life

Four stages at Hart Plaza and Cadillac Square Free admission 'If you don't live it,' the genius saxophonist Charlie Parker once said, 'it won't come out of your horn.'


Related Topix: Charlie Parker, Detroit, MI

Detroit News

Hammond legend Lonnie Smith still gets fired up playing music

After the usual hellos, if you tell Hammond B3 icon Dr. Lonnie Smith you're doing just fine, he'll respond, gleefully, 'I'm doing better than that.'


Related Topix: Lonnie Smith

Detroit News

Detroit Jazz Festival overflows with big names, inventive programs

Just in time for a long, lazy weekend before the bustle of fall, the Detroit Jazz Festival is gearing up for its 35th year of providing free, world class music in five venues from the Detroit riverfront to Campus Martius, Friday-Monday.


Related Topix: US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative Chris Collins, Wayne State University

First Listen To 'I Won't Dance' From Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett's Cheek to Cheek

Earlier this month, Gaga used Twitter to congratulate her collaborator on achieving #1 on the iTunes Jazz charts with their new single of the Cole Porter musical theatre classic "Anything Goes", as well.


Related Topix: Tony Bennett, Cole Porter

The Virginian-Pilot

A weak audio track tarnishes the brilliance of Bob Fosse's "All That Jazz"

The electric choreography. The visionary editing. Roy Scheider's go-for-broke performance.


Related Topix: Lenny, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, All that Jazz, Cabaret, Musical Movies, Bob Fosse, Horror Movies, Thriller, Adventure, Jaws, Celebrities, Roy Scheider

Barry Manilow's New Album, My Dream Duets, Out 10/28 & Available For Pre-Order

Internationally celebrated recording artist, composer and performer Barry Manilow is set to release a new duets album later this year titled MY DREAM DUETS and it is now available for pre-order.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Barry Manilow, Judy Garland, Celebrities

Lincolnshire Review

Siddons Society honors Bebe Neuwirth and Chicago theater critics

The multitalented Bebe Neuwirth has been named recipient of the Sarah Siddons Society of Chicago's 2014 Artist-of-the-Year Award.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Comedy, Cheers, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Bebe Neuwirth, Emmy Awards, All that Jazz, Chicago, IL


Preservation Hall Jazz Band brings New Orleans flavor to Milwaukee

For about half of the year, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band calls its New Orleans namesake home, playing bright brassy jazz to the residents of the Big Easy.


Related Topix: Milwaukee, WI, New Orleans, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Music, Entertainment


DVD: "The Normal Heart," "I Am Happiness On Earth," "All That Jazz," & More

We've got the long, long, long-awaited film version of Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart , a Criterion release of Bob Fosse's 1979 dance-filled must-see All That Jazz , and the latest from poetic gay Mexican filmmaker JuliA n HernA ndez, I Am Happiness On Earth .


Related Topix: All that Jazz, Arts, Dance

Chicago Reader

The Reader's guide to the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival

Thu 8/28 Noon-9 PM Chicago Cultural Center, Roosevelt University's Ganz Hall , and Pritzker Pavilion Fri 8/29 Noon-10 PM Millennium Park Sat 8/30 11:30 AM-10 PM Millennium Park Sun 8/31 11:30 AM-10 PM Millennium Park Millennium Park stages: Pritzker Pavilion, the Von Freeman Pavilion , the Jazz & Heritage Pavilion , and the Young Jazz Lions ... (more)


Related Topix: Chicago, IL, Roosevelt University, Theater, Arts, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Comedy, Entertainment, Television

Mon Aug 25, 2014

LA Weekly

Drought-Friendly Summer Dog Party

Licia Perea and her Latina Dance Theater Project have gathered a strong line-up of choreographers for this edition of the showcase for emerging and mid-career Latino and African American choreographers based in L.A. Each evening includes four premieres from Cyrian Reed, Dorcas Roman, Marina MalgahA es/Allison Gray and Michelle Funderburk and five ... (more)


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Allan Holdsworth, Pop/Rock, Van Halen, Tony Williams, Los Angeles, CA, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA)

Criterion Collection Releases All that Jazz Restoration Preview

Celebrated and acclaimed movie musical masterpiece ALL THAT JAZZ is set to be released for the first time on Blu-ray in a new Criterion Collection edition this week and a first look at the legendary opening sequence as seen on the new remastered iteration of the film is now available to view.


Related Topix: All that Jazz, Fosse, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Roy Scheider


Stormy Mondays | End Of Summer Jazz Mix

It's hard to argue that there could even be an important jazz tour in the modern music scene.


Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, Wayne Shorter

Detroit News

Homegrown R&B singer KEM gives back to Detroiters

For the fourth straight year, Detroit R&B star KEM put on his 'Mack & Third' concert to aid the city's homeless at the New Detroit Conservancy West Riverwalk Park.


Related Topix: Kem, Hip-Hop, Detroit, MI, Entertainment

All About Jazz

INTERVIEW/PROFILE: Jazz Musician of the Day: Pat Martino

All About Jazz is celebrating Pat Martino's birthday today! When the anesthesia wore off, Pat Martino looked up hazily at his parents and his doctors and tried to piece together any memory of his life.


Related Topix: Pat Martino