Friday Aug 22
Chicago soul-jazz great John Wright warms things up for the Jazz Fest
The Chicago Jazz Festival gets under way next week, and next week's edition of the Reader will feature a comprehensive preview written by John Corbett, Bill Meyer, and yours truly.
Austin American Statesman
Wednesday music picks
Austin Sound & Cinema with Golden Dawn Arkestra at the Long Center. Prepare yourself for a sensory adventure.
Here's Sun Ra's reading list and guest lecture from 1971 at UC Berkeley
Members of Sun Ra's Arkestra would make sure none of the students recorded the classes.
Jerry Dammers' Spatial A.K.A. Orchestra (and Reggae Ensemble), Barbican, London
Jerry Dammers' sweeping tribute to bandleader Sun Ra and Jamaican roots music was a grand-scale epic whose four-hour span had Barbican staff nervously checking their watches for the last Tube home.
In Culture News: Blindfold Gallery to Close, Sun Ra Rises Again, and Local Filmmakers Earn Praise
Blindfold Gallery to Close at the End of This Year : One of the bright spots of Capitol Hill's fragile art scene is closing in December after a 2 1/2-year run.