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New Zealand's Largest Swing Launches People From 525 Feet High

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 07.28.2015 | Travel

This is either unbelievably scary or unbelievably cool, depending on where you land on the thrill-seeker scale.  New Zealand's Nev...

FORE!!!! With a Little Bit of Help

Michael L. Berman | Posted 06.20.2015 | Technology
Michael L. Berman

It's time to dust off the old golf clubs and, for many of us, prepare for a season of high handicaps and frustration. But, by using a few devices ranging from high tech to simple exercises, we can cut or eliminate the season-long cursing and club-throwing incidents.

Five on the Floor: Simplicity, Drums & Whiplash

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 04.03.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

There's groove, and drums that range from Bozzio big to DeJohnette diminutive, but let's check out some simple playing. Here are five of my favorite drum fills, elements which fit outside of the song's beat and are not orchestrated with other instruments.

Brooklyn Band Forges Prog-Jazz, Goes Big and Brash on Debut Album

Ari Sadowitz | Posted 03.18.2015 | Entertainment
Ari Sadowitz

If I ask you to picture a big band, chances are you close your eyes and see Bono or Chris Martin or Donald Fagen (just me?). Give that first word a little more, though, lean on that "big" and you get a whole different thing.

From Guardians Of The Galaxy To The Mystery Of Edwin Drood And Way Beyond: A Conversation with THE Rupert Holmes... Plus!

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.13.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Rupert Holmes: Well, it's reassuring to know that Phase Three of my Ninety-Year Plan for "The Pina Colada Song" has happened precisely as I planned it. But of course, my life won't be complete until I achieve Phase Four.

New Orleans Street Music

Kenny Klein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Kenny Klein

I think it's fair to say that among the top reasons people visit New Orleans, setting aside food, booze and certain anatomical parts of women that also begin with B, is our music. New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz and blues, and our heritage as a music city is strong.

Interview: Meet Les Emmanchés, a Jazz Manouche Duo in Paris (PHOTO/VIDEO)

Heidi Kim Thompson | Posted 09.10.2012 | Arts
Heidi Kim Thompson

Gypsy jazz, or jazz manouche, is a style of jazz originating from France, believed to have been pioneered by guitarist and composer Django Reinhardt.

Summer's Here and the Time Is Right for Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center

Holly Cara Price | Posted 08.27.2012 | New York
Holly Cara Price

Tuesday June 26 marks the beginning of Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing series, now in its 24th season. The series kicks off A Tribute to Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald by the Nelson Riddle Orchestra.

Restoring the Myth of French Romanticism Through Music

Marty Lipp | Posted 11.02.2011 | Arts
Marty Lipp

For those who want to bask in the idealized France where l'amour permeates the air, there has been a small revival of music at the intersection of French popular music and jazz.

'Bunny Girl,' Big Willie's Original Burlesque Music

The Huffington Post | Sophia Moreno-Bunge | Posted 06.02.2011 | Arts

From striptease to joint-jumpin' swing, 'Bunny Girl' features a variety of funky, dance-inspiring songs performed by percussionist Willie McNeil - the...

Jet to Vegas for a Retro Weekend of Hip History

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Lisa Derrick

Next weekend, October 22 to 24th Las Vegas revives, revitalizes and celebrates the style pioneered in desert resort's glory days when glamour ruled ...

Happy Birthday to the King of Swing: Benny Goodman Turns 100

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

If you like jazz -- or 20th century American music, for that matter -- then you owe it to yourself to check out Benny Goodman.