It's hard to think of a political candidate who's induced such a mixture of horror and comic glee as Donald Trump. In fact, his most lasting legacy may be an unprecedented mother lode of Trump-inspired art, comedy, and commentary.
If you have ever had a chance to catch Wynton Marsalis' Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra "live", it's a good bet you have seen the larger than life presence of Sherman Irby upfront in the saxophone section.
Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis was the honoree at the 2015 Marian Anderson Awards. Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter presented Marsalis with the award after a gala dinner and concert event at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia on November 10.
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Almost all of the audience stood and sang and cheered the entire time as if at a rock concert. And after, the musicians would retreat to eat and jam at villas into the early hours, hosted by Italians who opened their hearts as well as their homes.
Chris Botti: The trumpet doesn't care about the national anthem or anything, it's just going to beat you down every day. So you need to practice it hours and hours and hours a day; otherwise it will take control of you rather quickly.
In busy spells -- which in the Broadway arena typically include the two weeks before Thanksgiving and the month before the various award deadlines in the spring -- it is not uncommon for critics and award nominators to find themselves at five or six a week. Eighteen in 16, though, is overdoing it.
After several years of special engagements, After Midnight has opened on Broadway and it's exactly what you would expect and hope: a glittering revue filled with singing and dancing and beautiful, decorative women.
"We shot this soon after signing with Blue Note earlier this year, with our friend the filmmaker William DeVizia. It's a good look at what drew us to the label and vice versa, and how that all went into the recording of Shout!"