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

Mike Ragogna | Posted 10.28.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Jazz Conquers Istanbul, for a Global Event

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 06.29.2013 | Arts
Yavuz Baydar

Jazz is a unique language, its free form and openness is a statement in itself. It had from the very beginning a contagious effect in the world from 1920's on, mainly thanks to Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington.

Chatting With Peter Frampton, Bruce Hornsby and Mike Andrews

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.24.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I always try to make stuff that affects me and I think that if given the chance, a lot of music that doesn't seem like the formula of what might be a hit would be more popular. There's a lot of great music that doesn't sound like whatever. Everything sounds very dance-y now."

Hamptons Journal: The Big Bang at The Watermill Center, Marsalis and Calerazzo, Garden as Art

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.30.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

The Big Bang may have been the theme of this year's Watermill Center extravaganza of a summer gala, with its outsized red phalluses, neon ninjas, and popping balloons, but many East End events make big noise.

The 30 Best Songs of 2011 (Headphones Required)

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 02.12.2012 | Home
Kristi York Wooten

Grab your ear buds (or better yet, noise-reducing headphones), and get ready for a ride through the year's best songs.

Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo Swing Hard, On and Off the Course

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 09.11.2011 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

This is not a blog about golf, although the two jazz musicians here in question will tell you their attempts to master the sport require almost as much time and energy as prepping for shows at the world's top music venues.

A Touch of Hope

Nikki Stone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Nikki Stone

I wanted to share a story today about one of those very heroes in hopes that it will ignite more supporters to champion the work still needed to be done in Japan and for future natural disasters.

From D.C.'s Kennedy Center to East of Angel Town: Conversations with Branford Marsalis and Peter Cincotti

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Legendary jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis has been accumulating a series of honors, with the upcoming NEA's Jazz Masters Award being one of the most prestigious yet.

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

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Pilgrim's Progress: 10 Reasons to be Thankful for New Orleans

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Dalton-Beninato

I was taken aback when a CNN commentator conjectured that New Orleans residents are now looking for their "Pound of flesh." Our diaspora is not Shakespeare's Shylock character.

Rubbernecking: Top Chef Finale

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

The night before the final challenge, our intrepid three receive a visit from a voodoo tarot card reader to tell their fortunes.

Forget American Idol: A Crescent City Proposal For Hill, Barack and John

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Karen Dalton-Beninato

In the vein of Stephen Colbert, imagine getting the candidates to all sign a Rebuild New Orleans pledge. After the race, their surplus campaign funds would go directly to rebuild New Orleans.