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51 min ago | JamBase
There's sad news out of New Orleans this morning as Larry McKinley has passed away.
Should the federal government stop offering subsidized student loans?
Should PBS receive government funding?
5 hrs ago | The Miami Herald
But in fact, 2013 has produced a bumper crop of quality musical boxed sets, as the capsule reviews of pop, roots, classical and jazz collections below reveal.
5 hrs ago | Examiner.com
The great Andy Williams died a year ago, but he lives on now, in a most timely manner, on Andy Williams-The Complete Christmas Recordings , a new two-disc compilation that includes the chart-topping The Andy Williams Christmas Album and Merry Christmas , along with his 1974 album Christmas Present .
9 hrs ago | Uptown Messenger
There is little uglier in this world than rent seeking, particularly when it's specifically aimed at eliminating competition by reducing opportunity for others.
13 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston
The "Piano Man" who became one of the world's best-selling artists of all time with such hits as "Just the Way You Are," "Uptown Girl" and "Allentown" was awarded the nation's highest honor Sunday for influencing American culture through the arts.
14 hrs ago | Stalbans Review
The world renowned St Albans pianist, dubbed the "Godfather of British Jazz", Stan Tracey, has died following a long battle with cancer.
Born James Oscar Smith in Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA. Smith was influenced by both gospel and blues.
Aside from racial and ethnic slurs, there aren't many words that prompt a more immediate and visceral response than "hipster."
Monaural recorded sound has made a comeback, and it's more than a gimmick-for proof just listen to Miles Davis's classic work in its original format.
Editor's note: CNN Contributor Bob Greene is a bestselling author whose 25 books include "Late Edition: A Love Story"; "When We Get to Surf City: A Journey Through America in Pursuit of Rock and Roll, Friendship, and Dreams"; and "Once Upon a Town: The Miracle of the North Platte Canteen."
Decked out in 1940s throwback tailored dresses and perfectly coiffed curls, the Victory Belles seem delightfully out of place in the age of hip-hop.
The five 2013 Kennedy Center Honorees - comprising opera singer Martina Arroyo; pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer Herbie Hancock; pianist, singer and songwriter Billy Joel ; actress Shirley MacLaine ; and musician and songwriter Carlos Santana - are saluted in a star-studded celebration on the Kennedy Center Opera House stage Dec. 8.
A winner of 20 Grammys, including two last year, Corea, with his latest album "The Vigil," was shut out Friday night in this year's list of nominees, which again offered a welcome blend of relative newcomers and familiar faces.
Jazz vocalist Anita O'Day was always known for her way with old standards, performing great songs with a confident swing, clever phrasing, and a sweetly sexy undertow.
Would you like to spend a couple of very merry Sundays being entertained by an eight-piece musical group - free of charge? Jazz Spectrum is similar to Manhattan Transfer in that both have a vocal quartet and a jazz group backing them.
I spotted a recent release that will interest many jazz fans: a 9-CD set of the original mono recordings of Miles Davis on Columbia Records.