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The Tony Awards: Who Nominates? and When Do They Step Back?

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.21.2015 | Entertainment
Cara Joy David

Other than the people who, I don't know, get a show up every day, the Tony nominators are pretty much the most important people in theater. But who are they? And when do they recuse themselves?

Despite Fiscal Setbacks Philadanco Dances on

Lew Whittington | Posted 09.14.2014 | Arts
Lew Whittington

Joan Myers Brown is a Philadelphia legend as founder and artistic director of Philadanco and establishing her school of dance, just for starters.

Dog Ears Music: National Flitch Day: Bacon, Devotion, and High Fidelity

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 09.18.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Elvis Costello and the Attractions, William Shatner, Thelonious Monk, Indigo Girls, and more.

Legendary Jazz Musician Dies At Age 80

Posted 02.12.2013 | Celebrity

Legendary jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd died earlier this week at the age of 80, but news of his death was only just confirmed. Amoeba reports that B...

Notes on Jazz Third Annual 4th of July Living Legends of Jazz Celebration

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 09.01.2012 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

This is the third annual compilation, and with each year we gain some new members and sadly lose some old friends. The list is a celebration of those who have, for so long, graced us with their talents, their creativity and their love of the music.

Tribute To Miles: A Conversation With Herbie Hancock

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.23.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Herbie Hancock is doing the European jazz festival circuit this year paying tribute to Miles Davis. Here he talks a little bit about it with me.

Dog Ears Music: Volume 128

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature songs by Jose Gonzalez, Donald Byrd, Sarita Montiel, Jukebox The Ghost and more.