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Jose James Returns to the Variety Theater in Atlanta with the Music of Billie Holiday

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 06.10.2015 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

Mr. James claims inspiration from Holiday and rightfully so. Perhaps his most direct claim to her legacy is his ability, like Holiday's, to bring both pathos and sensuality to a lyric.

Interview With Jazz Pop Sensation Nikki Yanofsky

Erica Diamond | Posted 02.19.2014 | Entertainment
Erica Diamond

I recently sat down with jazz pop sensation Nikki Yanofsky, and what I discovered was a cool, bright, articulate, grounded young woman who knows what she wants, is doing what she loves and is chasing her passion with fierce determination.

Asha Puthli at the GRAMMY Museum

Elizabeth Sobieski | Posted 10.27.2013 | Arts
Elizabeth Sobieski

Asha Puthli was to become the first female Indian pop star, vocalizing breathily pre-Donna Summer, implementing her stupefying trills, scats and roars on numerous recordings in various genres and in multiple languages.

Mark Murphy at Birdland -- Heavenly Creature

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 10.02.2011 | Home
Melody Breyer-Grell

I rarely review people I interview (and know personally), but with Mark Murphy, breaking the rules is the name of the game. I did not know what to e...

Avatar: Blueface, Whitenoise

Jared Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jared Gardner

While the right is complaining about how Avatar celebrates the wrong kind of faith, I found myself more concerned with what I can only call the deep bad faith of the film and its director.