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First Nighter: 'After Midnight' Is a Revue You Absolutely Mustn't Miss

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Why go on about the spectacular After Midnight, other than to say that for pure entertainment it comes as near being worth every penny charged as anything does in this gold-plated ticket era of ours?

Books: Duke Ellington Swings and Stings in New Biography

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Michael Giltz

Often, biographies of artists get me a little antsy: Shouldn't I just be watching their movies, reading their books, studying their art or listening to their music? But the best books capture their life and creative process and shed new light on the work in the process.

The Jazz Genius Charlie Parker as Seen by Stanley Crouch

Barbara Probst Solomon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Barbara Probst Solomon

In Kansas City Lightning, the first volume of his biography The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker, the soul of Stanley Crouch joins the soul of the legendary jazz legend, with James Joyce giving his blessings from beyond the grave.

Dog Ears Music: Born in July Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 09.11.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Bill Withers, Bugs Bunny, Kate Bush, Don Ellis, and more.

Dog Ears Music: Volume 187

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 10.05.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we review albums by Bangups, Johnny Hodges, A Girl Called Eddy, Joyce and more.