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Michael Blake

Michael Blake's World Time Zone Premiers Contrasts in Individualism at The Kitano

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 03.23.2014 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

On a Thursday night at the elegant Kitano Jazz club in Manhattan the saxophonist Michael Blake premiered his latest work Contrasts in Individualism, a series of compositions inspired by two of the twentieth century's most influential pre-bop tenor men, Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young.

The NYPD'S Far-Flung Empire

Len Levitt | Posted 11.10.2012 | New York
Len Levitt

The NYPD is opening a branch in Kfar Sava. In Israel. Are you kidding me? It's not enough that the NYPD's Demographics Unit was virtually thrown out of New Jersey for spying on Muslims across the state.

Contemporary Bassist & Composer Ben Allison Plays Carnegie Hall

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 04.09.2012 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

Often inspired by the music and events of his times, Allison's witty deconstruction of popular songs is one of his most engaging attributes and has let him cross over into a wider audience than is generally afforded most jazz artists.

Trymaine Lee

Obama Taps Campaign Star To Rally Crucial Black And Minority Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 01.01.2012 | Black Voices

CHICAGO -- When Michael Blake became an organizer with then-Senator Barack Obama's 2008 presidential election campaign, he was just 25 and was already...

Gus Solomons Jr. dancer / choreographer / writer / actor / PARADIGM - shifter

Jennifer Edwards | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jennifer Edwards

I began my conversation with Gus Solomons Jr. by saying, "as a dancer, age is such a..." "MYTH!" Solomons interjected. And then, grimacing, he added...

Michael Blake, Head Of 9/11 Trial Security, Promoted To Deputy Chief

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The man in charge of the New York City Police Department's security planning for the upcoming trial of the Sept. 11 terror attack sus...