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  1. Book review: Toni Morrison's violent new novelRead the original story w/Photo

    6 min ago | MacLeans

    If you listen to Chet Baker while you read Morrison's new novel, as I did, you'll find that your inner ear follows your outer ear, that the sound and shape of the story-the lonely, plaintive voices of the characters-echo the aching arc of the music, the voices sometimes colliding, producing a harsh dissonance, at other times coming together in a beautiful, haunting sound. Booker, a central character in God Help the Child , plays trumpet.


  2. Photo Recap: New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2015 Day Two 4.25.15Read the original story w/Photo

    15 min ago | Live Music Blog

    Day Two from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is in the books and it was another rainy, muddy day for festival attendees. Our man Jim Brock got us shots from Ryan Adams , Sonny Landreth , The Revivalists , John Legend , Dumpstaphunk , Cassandra Wilson , Robert Cray , and Kenny Garrett .


  3. New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2015 Day 2 Highlights: The...Read the original story

    29 min ago | WWWQ-FM Atlanta

    The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival at the Fair Grounds Race Course continued Saturday with performances by The Who, Trombone Shorty, John Legend, Juvenile and many others. Here are the highlights from day 2 of Jazz Fest 2015.


  4. Crusaders banish the blues but hard yakka needed for playoffsRead the original story w/Photo

    30 min ago | The New Zealand Herald

    Only a few matches ago we heard the rising red and black clamour after they drubbed the toothless Sharks 52-10 in Durban. Now the hubbub has started again after what - victory against the Blues who staggered out of the sheds and tried to find their bearings for the opening quarter and then lost a man to the bin soon after the interval.


  5. Cassandra Wilson conjured the dark spirit of Billie Holiday at New Orleans Jazz FestRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | NOLA.com

    Cassandra Wilson brought her dark-hued voice, a trove of Billie Holiday songs, and a great band to the Jazz Tent at New Orleans Jazz Fest, April 25, 2015. Cassandra Wilson showed that New Orleans Jazz Fest could still be a credible venue for ambitious, exploratory artists to share their musical passions.


  6. Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for April 27-May 3,...Read the original story

    1 hr ago | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... dangerous, world of 1947 NYC nightlife. Loves and Lives are lost - to the strains of Harold Arlen 's brand of Jazz, Show Biz and Blues. The songs of Eli Bolin - like the man himself - are sincere and direct, while possessing a ramshackle, goofy ...


  7. Young PinStripes Jazz Band wakes up the crowd at New Orleans Jazz FestRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Times-Picayune

    The Young Pinstripe Brass Band performs on the Jazz and Heritage stage during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival at the Fairgrounds in New Orleans Sunday, April 26, 2015. After moving bleary-eyed through security checks and ticket-takers, a sluggish New Orleans Jazz Fest crowd was greeted Sunday with a long line of gleaming horns, blasting the spirited sounds of this city into the hot morning air.


  8. A little more from Saturday at Jazz FestRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Best of New Orleans

    ... I wish I had gotten there earlier, and sets by central and west African guitarists - including Niger's Bombino on two Jazz Fest visits in recent years - seem to be very good bets at Jazz Fest. Having two festivals to play, Jazz Fest and Festival ...


  9. BWW TV Exclusive: Joshua Ellis Shares True Stories of a Broadway Press Agent in Call My PublicistRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

    The York Theatre Company , as part of its acclaimed Developmental Readings Series, presented CALL MY PUBLICIST! - The Starry Education of a Broadway Press Agent, written and performed by Joshua Ellis . This premiere reading, directed by Gretchen Cryer was presented earlier this month at The York Theatre Company .


  10. 'Learn to say no': Juliette Greco to aspiring performersRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The China Post

    ... for example, singing a song you don't want to sing just for the money," said Greco, who had a long-running affair with jazz musician Miles Davis and counted Sartre and feminist author Simone de Beauvoir among her friends. In an interview earlier in ...


  11. The WindRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | The Glittering Eye

    Last night my wife and I watched the 1928 silent The Wind on TCM. If it's not the last important silent movie, it's darned close - The Jazz Singer opened just a few weeks before The Wind did.


  12. Cheryl Barnes 'Listen To This'Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Westcoastmusic

    Cheryl Dyrithe Barnes is a classically trained jazz singer in possession of remarkable depth, range and technique. Beloved around the world as a captivating live performer, Cheryl shied away from making records for nearly a decade.


  13. Preservation Hall Jazz Band set to regale Muscat audienceRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Times of Oman

    Muscat: Catchy rhythms of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band will return to the Royal Opera House Muscat on April 28 for an exhilarating evening of traditional New Orleans jazz. When the Preservation Hall Jazz Band made its Omani debut in April 2013, their sold-out concert was a huge success.


  14. Whitthorne kids raise money for instrumentsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Columbia Daily Herald

    The Whitthorne 8th Grade Jazz Concert Band performs during the second annual Whitthorne Middle School Jazz Fest. The festival was held to allow students to experience their first jazz performance and to raise money for the band's instruments and instrument repairs.


  15. Miles Davis' brilliant, misunderstood Bitches Brew broke every...Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Something Else! Reviews

    Recorded over just three days, Miles Davis' Grammy-winning Bitches Brew is understood now to be a cataclysmic moment in jazz - the beginning of a bold new synthesis with rock. But it wasn't always that way.


  16. BWW Review: What they Did for Love a Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch and Burt BacharackRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

    What They Did For Love: The Songs of Marvin Hamlisch and Burt Bacharach continues at the Quality Hill Playhouse, 303 W. 10th, through May 17. J. Kent Barnhart , Producing Artistic Director of the Playhouse, accompanies Melinda MacDonald , Tim Noland, and LeShea Wright, on piano and vocally. Barnhart emcees the production displaying his wit and sense of humor as he reveals often little known history about the songs and their creators.


  17. Drop-goal heartache for North Wales CrusadersRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | IcNetwork

    The Crusaders had got themselves level at 22-22 with a matter of minutes to go, after a late Paul Handforth try - his hat-trick - had given the Cougars the lead, but Danny Jones' drop-goal at the death saw the hosts take all two points A Danny Jones drop-goal on the full-time hooter saw North Wales Crusaders leave Keighley Cougars empty handed and with no reward for a valiant display against the top-of-the-table side, writes Ryan Gould. The Crusaders had got themselves level at 22-22 with a matter of minutes to go, after a late Paul Handforth try - his hat-trick - had given the Cougars the lead, but Jones' pointer at the death saw the hosts take all two points.


  18. Opera in Kids Tent at New Orleans Jazz and Heritage FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

    Givonna Joseph says opera is as much a part of New Orleans' African-American heritage as jazz. Her troupe, OperaCreole, is bringing opera into the Kids Tent at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for the fourth year in a row.


  19. Wilco in the woods, as the secret New Orleans Jazz Fest guest of the Music Box Roving Village OrchestraRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | NOLA.com

    ... something that genuinely feels more like magic. During a special after-dark event on Friday night after New Orleans Jazz Fest , a capacity crowd looked to be thoroughly caught up in the wonder. One group picnicked elegantly on a tree-stump table. A ...


  20. Tim Berne expands the adventurous sonorities of his Snakeoil quartetRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Examiner.com

    I have been following the adventurous approaches to free jazz taken by alto saxophonist Tim Berne leading his Snakeoil quartet since February of 2012 . That was the year in which ECM released its first recording of the group, whose other members are Oscar Noriega , Matt Mitchell , and Ches Smith , entitled, appropriately enough, Snakeoil .