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I'm With Stupid: Rest in P, Wizard Of Woo

Todd Hartley | Posted 07.08.2016 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I've been running a kids camp this summer, and any time we go somewhere as a group -- to a museum or whatever -- we have huge fights over who controls...

Autobiography of the Lower East Side

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 07.08.2016 | Books
Melody Breyer-Grell

Some decades ago, before it was rechristened the "East Village," New York's Alphabet City was a destination of true Bohemians, even literally, with the Czechs amongst other Eastern European immigrants. And then, in the late '50's and early '60's came the "intellectuals." Poets, novelists, jazz musicians and political progressives of all colors took up residence in that section of the city, living side by side with the immigrants.

Where To Hear Jazz in NYC This Summer

ZEALnyc | Posted 07.05.2016 | Arts
ZEALnyc

By Dan Ouellette, ZEALnyc Senior Editor, July 5 2016 OK, we are now officially into our summer with the temps regularly rising into the 80s, so it's ...

Mozart And Music Central Characters For Visitors To Salzburg

Christine Negroni | Posted 07.01.2016 | Travel
Christine Negroni

Tom Hook, the New Orleans jazz pianist sitting next to me at the Mozart dinner concert my last night in Salzburg explained his presence at the event w...

A CERTAIN AGE Is Ripe For the Reading

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 06.24.2016 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review - Jackie K Cooper A CERTAIN AGE by Beatriz Willia...

The 2016 San Francisco Jazz Festival Hits A Cool Vibe

Dwight Brown | Posted 06.21.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

For years San Francisco has been the West Coast playground and refuge of jazz musicians. Since 2013, those artists have had a permanent home at the SFJAZZ Center, the first-ever standalone structure in the country dedicated to jazz. Think of it as a cool opera house, where the beats get funky, the music is often improvised and the roof frequently gets torn off.

Nashville-Based Musician Adia Victoria Set To Play PJ's Lager House in Detroit, Talks of Her Beginnings and Influences

Kelly Frazier | Posted 06.17.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Adia Victoria is becoming of new face around the music world with a sound that pulls from jazz, country, blues, and rock, but doesn't commit to any si...

What I Learned From The Greatest: Personal Reflections On Muhammad Ali

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

It was the mid-1970s and Muhammad Ali was my new hero. To me, a grade-schooler, he was larger than life and yet so down-to-earth. My parents were in his inner circle, which gave me magical memories and personal insights on greatness.

Exploring Diversity Through Music: Atlanta Jazz Festival 2016

Vanessa Alamo | Posted 06.06.2016 | Arts
Vanessa Alamo

Summer has officially begun in the Peach state and what better way to celebrate than with a relaxing yet eclectic weekend at the park with friends and...

Easy Listener: Sizzling-Hot Jazz/Cabaret CDs From Barb Jungr, Dane Vannatter, Barbara Fasano, Tony Yazbeck

David Finkle | Posted 06.05.2016 | Entertainment
David Finkle

There was a time not that long ago when cabaret rooms and jazz rooms were considered distinct territories. You might say the difference came down to-...

You've Never Heard Notorious B.I.G.'s 'Juicy' Sung Like This Before

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 05.31.2016 | Entertainment

Notorious B.I.G.'s "Juicy" just got a gorgeous vintage jazz makeover. The late hip-hop star's 1994 hit has been beautifully reworked by Postmodern Juk...

Ban The Fun And The Fun Goes Elsewhere: A Case Study On Montreal Jazz

Daily Pnut | Posted 05.20.2016 | Arts
Daily Pnut

Montreal has become a beacon for jazz in its many iterations, with no small thanks to the city's International Jazz Festival, one of the largest in th...

'The Second Life of Nick Mason,' A Conversation with Steve Hamilton

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.17.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Steve Hamilton has either won or been nominated for virtually every major crime fiction award, including the Edgar, Dagger, Shamus, Anthony, Barry, an...

New Orleans Jazz Fest -- 'When Doves Sing Not Cry'

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 05.09.2016 | Travel
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Don't cry for New Orleans. While it was a time to mourn the loss of a great talent, Prince, the New Orleans Jazz Fest was a confirmation and celebration of the reincarnation of the City many had written off as dead a decade earlier.

The mysterious death of bandleader Jimmie Lunceford

R.J. Marx | Posted 05.05.2016 | Arts
R.J. Marx

In the 1940s, Seaside was witness to a curious and disturbing incident. Despite an abundance of musical clubs and dance halls -- Club Monterey, The Lo...

"The Case of the Three Sided Dream": Film Review

Ira Israel | Posted 04.29.2016 | Entertainment
Ira Israel

The winner of two Best Documentary Awards and rated one of the top ten best music documentaries by nonfics.com, Adam Kahan's masterful "The Case of th...

New Orleans Jazz Fest Weekend One - That's a Wrap

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 04.25.2016 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Creole Wild West Mardi Gras Indians If you had a Prince / David Bowie / Tribute Clicker keeping track at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (Ja...

Gideon King & City Blog Are a New Take on Steely Dan

Rebecca Bohanan | Posted 04.21.2016 | Arts
Rebecca Bohanan

While helming the group on lead guitar, King's assembled a diverse collective of accomplished musicians from around the world who enter and exit both the studio and his songs with chill-yet-virtuosic ease.

5 Events You Don't Want To Miss This Spring in Atlanta

Loren Browne | Posted 04.22.2016 | Travel
Loren Browne

It's officially spring time! This is the best time of year to get out and explore Atlanta. Here are my top five picks of activities you don't want to ...

Being Yourself In The Coldest Rain On The Darkest Night In Your Black Windbreaker

Sidney Chase | Posted 04.19.2016 | Black Voices
Sidney Chase

Virginia native McKinley Dixon has been in the game for a minute. He knows what he wants and he is passionate about prensenting himself authentically above all. McKinley is more than just a rapper or a hip hop connoisseur. He's somewhat of a Picasso, he's truly an artist.

Terrace Martin Paints Jazz and Beyond with Velvet Portraits

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 04.05.2016 | Arts
Ari Sadowitz

Just as the dust from Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly seemed to settle, the rapper dropped untitled unmastered., a collection of what were once c...

Aaron Weinstein Makes Blue Monday Red Hot

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 03.29.2016 | New York
Nancy Cohen-koan

Pangea was a supercontinent that existed during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras. It was assembled from bits approximately 300 million years ago, and it began to break apart about 175 million years ago. Now a piece has landed in Manhattan.

A Civil Rights Anthem at the U.S. Supreme Court

Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson | Posted 03.25.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

I was at the Supreme Court last week for an historic moment. No, not because a new justice was nominated by President Obama, but because in those hallowed, history-suffused halls someone who looks like me, a black woman, sang a Civil Rights Movement anthem.

It Sounds Like A Cult: "Dawn To Dusk" By Jim Wellman

Bridget Fitzgerald | Posted 03.22.2016 | Entertainment
Bridget Fitzgerald

Have you ever wanted to listen to a man's opinions on the state of America, the universe, even biology, but have it sang by a woman while he plays a s...

Born to Be Blue

Dwight Brown | Posted 03.22.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

"I did it my way..." No, Ethan Hawke doesn't sing those lyrics in this faux bio/film about jazz great Chet Baker. But judging by his thoroughly convincing performance and writer/director Robert Budreau's impressionistic screenplay and artsy direction, that was their mindset during this movie's production.