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I Hear America Singing (Sometimes It's the Blues)

Paula Gordon | Posted 08.25.2016 | Good News
Paula Gordon

I heard America singing on Sunday night. Bluesman extraordinaire* Buddy Guy's music rang like the flip-side of Walt Whitman's famous poem. Whitman i...

The Last Concert: Atlanta's Jazz Club, Churchill Grounds Closes Its Doors April 1997- July 2016

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 08.03.2016 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

This past Sunday evening, July 31, 2016, the nearly twenty-year run of Atlanta's longest continuously operating jazz club, Churchill Grounds, came to ...

A Trumpeter Takes On Donald Trump: Michael Leonhart's 'Ronald Rump' Melds Satire And Art

Joan K. Smith | Posted 07.21.2016 | Entertainment
Joan K. Smith

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.

An Interview With Saxophonist Sherman Irby

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 03.04.2016 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

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 at Lincoln Center Performs Night of Gershwin

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 02.01.2016 | New York
Thane Rosenbaum

The rhythm was absolutely fascinating at the Rose Theater over this past weekend as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by its virtuoso artistic...

Defending Robert E. Lee

Barry D. Wood | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics
Barry D. Wood

Led by its white mayor Mitch Landrieu, the city council of New Orleans on December 17th voted with a 6-1 majority to remove four statues honoring the ...

Marsalis Honored at 2015 Marian Anderson Award

Lew Whittington | Posted 11.13.2015 | Arts
Lew Whittington

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.

Virginia Wine Weekend: An Hour From Washington DC

Andrea Poe | Posted 07.09.2016 | Travel
Andrea Poe

The Piedmont of Virginia, which starts about an hour outside of Washington, D.C., is defined by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, which in the right light, actually do cast blue and even purple.

Five Great Moments from Aspen Ideas Festival 2015

Judith Samuelson | Posted 07.07.2016 | Impact
Judith Samuelson

My advice for newcomers: skip the pundits and lean in to innovative change agents -- the "makers" who work across the spectrum of business, arts, education and politics. You know an event is a success when your hope for the future is renewed.

A Backstage Memory of B.B. King, on Tour in Italy

Lea Lane | Posted 05.15.2016 | Entertainment
Lea Lane

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.

LISTEN: An Early Christmas Gift From Liza Minnelli And Jazz Legend Wynton Marsalis

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Stage and screen icon Liza Minnelli teams up with jazz legend Wynton Marsalis for "Until The End," a new song which will be featured in the documentar...

Chatting With Chris Botti and Madeleine Peyroux, Plus Twin Hidden Covers 'Yellow Flicker Beat'

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.21.2015 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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.

Lessons From a Legend - Excerpts from Keith Reinhard's Any Wednesday

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 11.28.2014 | Business
Cari E. Guittard

For many years I had the great privilege of working for one of the legends in advertising, Keith Reinhard, Chairman Emeritus of DDB Worldwide. Keith ...

Trumpeter Sean Jones Excels on His Latest

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 10.11.2014 | Arts
Ralph A. Miriello

Mr. Jones is maturing into a leading voice on the instrument and has developed as a talented leader and composer in the genre.

Wynton Marsalis Trumpets Youth, Musical Diversity At Annual London Residency

Reuters | Posted 09.03.2014 | Black Voices

By Jeremy Gaunt LONDON, July 4 (Reuters) - The solo played by U.S. jazzman Wynton Marsalis to close his now-annual residency at London...

Springing Into May/Charitable & Cultural Catch-Up

Jill Lynne | Posted 07.12.2014 | Arts
Jill Lynne

Charitably yours attended the kick-off cocktail for the Southampton Animal Shelter Foundation "Pit Bulls as Pets" encouraging rescue and adoption of these sweet canines.

Where the Road Ends, the Music Begins

Susan Sacirbey | Posted 06.29.2014 | Travel
Susan Sacirbey

Cape May, New Jersey with its historic Victorian architecture may appear to share little with New Orleans, but when the end of the road meets the wate...

Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia's All-Star debut

Lew Whittington | Posted 03.05.2014 | Arts
Lew Whittington

Jazz trumpeter Terell Stafford photo: Jimmy Ryan Kicking off the new year with a jazz bang, the multi-generational Philly veterans and vanguards wi...

Aisle View: 18 (Plays) in 16 (Days)

Steven Suskin | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

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.

Theater: Cotton Club Reborn, Bawdy Burlesque, Magic Acts Refined

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

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.

Conversations With Portugal. The Man's John Gourley, Jon Anderson and Jon Batiste, Plus Exclusives by Gov't Mule and Wake Island

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"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!"

After Midnight: Resurrecting Harlem in its Heyday

Regina Weinreich | Posted 11.05.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Old Harlem is celebrated in Harlem, and on Broadway in After Midnight. Last weekend, a ribbon cutting at Minton's, Richard Parson's supper club, marks...

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?

Celebrating the Arts Across All Sectors

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

As America celebrates National Arts and Humanities Month in October, Americans for the Arts will also be celebrating our nation's complex mix of support for the arts.

Conversations with Harry Connick Jr., TTB's Derek Trucks, and Carly Ritter

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.28.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna