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Steve Martin Live

Philip David Morton | Posted 07.11.2014 | Arts
Philip David Morton

"Steve Martin live" are three words you stopped seeing together in 1981. A reigning king of comedy for almost four decades, his imprint on the art form has few equals. Regardless of who was on top there was always Steve Martin.

Music for the Mythical Brazil

Marty Lipp | Posted 07.07.2014 | Arts
Marty Lipp

The World Cup lets us non-Brazilians (and some Brazilians) bask for a moment again in the mythical Brazil -- land of dazzling futbol, beautiful beaches, sultry supermodels and supernatural jungles, all moving to a samba beat.

The Playboy Jazz Festival Live at The Hollywood Bowl

Philip David Morton | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts
Philip David Morton

Where can you find Al Jarreau, Arturo Sandoval, Dianne Reeves and Huggy Bear (Antonio Vargas), on the same stage? The opening night of the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood bowl.

Before You Head Over To Brazil: 2014 World Cup, Samba and Sergio!

Marlon Regis | Posted 06.11.2014 | Travel
Marlon Regis

Over 200,000 people from the United States alone, will be traveling to Brazil this summer for the FIFA 2014 World Cup, while another quarter-million...

Dexter Payne's Beautiful Brazilian Music CD Has a Great Backstory

Sharon Glassman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Arts
Sharon Glassman

Dexter Payne's new CD, Pra Vocè ("For You"), delights listeners with the swing-powered sounds of Brazilian choro and baião. But the Colorado clarinetist's sound started with a more Manhattan muse: Clarabell the Clown, from Howdy-Doody.

Review: Jody Watley's 'Older, But Not Old' During Yoshi's Show

Pollo Del Mar | Posted 06.02.2014 | San Francisco
Pollo Del Mar

It's official: Jody Watley is still a thrill! The Grammy-winning sensation performed more than three decades of hits. Stunning in a black sequin pantsuit for most of the 90-minute show, Watley danced, sang and drew the audience in with storytelling perfect for the intimate East Bay venue.

NO SECURITY: The Visionary Prophet-5

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 07.08.2014 | Huffpost Code
Michael Nirenberg

In 2014, when we think of the microprocessor, we tend to think of the personal computer or cell phone. While researching the history of the microprocessor, I discovered a way in which it turned up in our culture in the most pervasive way it could have: Music.

A Certain Kind of Music

Liz Neumark | Posted 07.06.2014 | Food
Liz Neumark

In the Greenmarket on Saturday I bumped into my friend who I hadn't seen in a while. "How is life? How's catering?" he asked. Life is good -- that part is easy. As for catering, I was familiar with that assumption of severe dichotomy (great life, horrible work). "Busy!" I affirmed -- the expected response. And then I added, "Kind."

James Chance: A Super Bad Fellow With Swagger

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 07.02.2014 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

You won't ever find James Chance out of his suit, neckwear or pompadour. And what may read a bit antsy on the outside is the opposite on the inside, for James is focused within the realm of his radical energy.

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...

Tobago, Jazz and John Legend

Nova Lorraine | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment
Nova Lorraine

What a whirlwind! The Tobago Jazz Experience has celebrated "its biggest festival" to date, according to Tobago's Tourism Board's Events Coordinator John Arnold.

Baalbeck: Marriage of History and Performing Arts

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Magda Abu-Fadil

The briefly displaced Baalbeck International Festival is going home. The world-renowned annual event that was moved last year for security reasons f...

Marla Mase's Half-Life: In the Act of Becoming Herself

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 06.21.2014 | Arts
Marcel Hidalgo

Words are a big thing for Marla Mase. For her, music counterbalances and complements the vignettes that swirl around in her head. The brief accounts of fear, the blues, anxiety or the hope -- these are the themes that drive her.

Finding The Right Notes: Ron Carter, Celebrating a Living Legend

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 06.04.2014 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

I am no music expert, nor a historian of this topic, but there is one thing I do know from my ancestors: There is no life without music.

Civil Rights Protest Song 'We Shall Overcome' Inspires 'We Will Know,' a Hymn for the LGBT Community

Spectra | Posted 06.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Spectra

"I really wanted to contribute to the message and success of the 'It Gets Better' campaign, but couldn't find the words. I'm not a writer. I'm a musician. So it dawned on me in that moment... Music is a language at which I'm adept -- my chosen language of love and protest."

John Coltrane's Saxophone Joins Smithsonian Jazz Collection

AP | Posted 03.26.2014 | Arts

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of John Coltrane's tenor saxophones is joining the jazz collection at the Smithsonian. Coltrane's son, Ravi Coltrane, will do...

Good Music and Good Vibes: Andrew Barrack's "High Off Of Love"

Judah Joseph | Posted 05.25.2014 | College
Judah Joseph

There is something delightfully charming about a singer-songwriter's music when it teleports you to the beach without a care in the world. A calming paradise of sand, sun, palm trees, and good music.

Making the Most of Jazz Fest

Joan Gelfand | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel
Joan Gelfand

Jazz Fest 2014 has recently announced the 2014 lineup. Rest assured, the well-rounded New Orleans Jazz Heritage Society has programmed something for everyone.

Fantasia Sets Her Sights On Broadway Return

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 03.26.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Sad you missed Fantasia Barrino on Broadway in "After Midnight"? Well, good news: She can't stay away. Producers of the show said T...

Why the "Art of Cool" Is the Best Festival in 2014 You Might Sleep On, Until Now - Part 1: The Lineup

Wyatt Closs | Posted 05.20.2014 | Entertainment
Wyatt Closs

In late April, its going down. That is, an eclectic mix of Jazz, Neo-Soul, jazzy Hip-Hop and Retro Funk for two days. Purely that. Straight, no chase...

Brothers Hypnotic -- An Inspiring Documentary About Music, Politics, and Family

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.17.2014 | Arts
Peter Dreier

You've never seen a documentary like this. Brothers Hypnotic is not a concert film, but a documentary about how eight individuals forged a collective musical enterprise in a society and industry that rewards individualism, competition, and celebrity.

From Lena to Leela

Betty Goldstein | Posted 04.29.2014 | Los Angeles
Betty Goldstein

After my evening routine of administering my husband's medications, checking his blood pressure, parking the wheelchair, setting up the walker, and ge...

Can Ron Blake Retake Jazz's 21st Century Groove With Millennials?

Brian Ross | Posted 04.27.2014 | Entertainment
Brian Ross

Listening to them is like sipping a 1961 Château Latour, or watching Phil Jackson dominate a basketball game by owning the pace on the court.

Gregory Porter and the Gospel of Jazz

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 04.22.2014 | Arts
Lia Petridis Maiello

Photo: Shawn Peters "Divine," comes to mind, "charismatic," "dignified," and a voice that is "habit forming." Only a few positive associations an...

Jazz Owner Going On CBS' 'Undercover Boss'

AP | Posted 02.18.2014 | Sports

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The owner and CEO of the Utah Jazz is set to be featured on the CBS reality TV show "Undercover Boss." Greg Miller will disgu...