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Robert DeNiro In The Comedian: DeNiro's Busy Week

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.05.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

You don't have to have a passion for Pagliacci to know the life of a clown has a tragic dimension. Without going to operatic extremes, The Comedian, a...

Waiting for the Dramatic Payoff

George Heymont | Posted 03.10.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

Anyone who has been a parent or caregiver knows the value of patience. Anyone who has tried to teach a youngster how to play a musical instrument knows the value of patience.

Terence Blanchard's Champion: An Opera in Jazz -- a Unanimous Winner in San Francisco

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 02.23.2017 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

It's just past mid-February, and yet it seems safer than safe to claim that one of the year's most exciting musical productions just opened at the SFJazz Center.

Dream Team Realized: Dr. John's 'Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch' Honors Louis Armstrong

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 10.19.2014 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

I first interviewed Dr. John (aka Mac Rebennack) about "Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch" a year ago when he described the album in progress as being inspired by a dream in which Louis Armstrong told him: "Do my music your way."

Tribute To Miles: A Conversation With Herbie Hancock

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.23.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Herbie Hancock is doing the European jazz festival circuit this year paying tribute to Miles Davis. Here he talks a little bit about it with me.

Classical Music Economics: Is There a Solution?

Ben Rosen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ben Rosen

Is the Detroit Symphony's dire situation a one-off phenomenon, or is it part of a larger problem affecting classical music organizations throughout the United States?

Beyond Dirty Dancing & Semisonic: Conversations with Dan Wilson and Franke Previte

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Jazzfest Weekend One: David Simon & Garfunkel

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

At New Orleans' Jazzfest, Dr. John let loose, and the Huffington Post's own Harry Shearer spoke about Treme, Spinal Tap, and moving on after the hurricane.

HuffPost Reviews: Jack Johnson, Icons Among Us, and Gotan Project, Plus STP News, and a Conversation With Greg Laswell

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Come on. Didn't you think this guy was over after that nutty Curious George soundtrack? Well, weren't we wrong, oh Jack Johnson judges that we were.