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Lights Go on Part XXVIII: My Favorite Phone Call

Thomas Bähler | Posted 10.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

I lived in an 18-foot house trailer when I first went to college. So independent was I... I sucked at it -- but I had to try... Brought my brother'...

Alexis Cole & Trio Serenades at the Falcon Brunch in Marlboro, NY

Ralph A. Miriello | Posted 09.17.2014 | New York
Ralph A. Miriello

Alexis Cole has been compared to the likes of Sarah Vaughan and Anita O'Day, but in truth she has her own style that is an amalgam of her many influences.

Ann Hampton Callaway Releases Tribute to Sarah Vaughan

Steve Schonberg | Posted 09.15.2014 | Arts
Steve Schonberg

This week, celebrated performer, Ann Hampton Callaway will release her latest album, From Sassy to Divine: The Sarah Vaughan Project, her 14th solo and/or duet album and first live recording.

Big Band Leader Gerald Wilson Dies

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 09.09.2014 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gerald Wilson, the dynamic jazz musician whose career spanned more than 75 years, has died. He was 96. Wilson's son, Anthony Wil...

First Nighter: Eric Comstock, Gabrielle Stravelli Light Up Cabaret

David Finkle | Posted 10.21.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Cabaret is alive and not quite yet reduced to gasping for breath in New York City.

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

Marlon Regis | Posted 08.10.2014 | 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...

PHOTOS: 15 Stars Who Started Their Careers At The Apollo

Posted 02.10.2014 | Black Voices

The world famous Apollo Theater is an iconic landmark that has been credited with launching a plethora of black entertainers' careers through the year...

Top 11 Calming Songs To Reduce Anxiety

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.05.2013 | Fifty

Earlier this summer, Japanese scientists explained how listening to sad music can actually trigger positive emotions. They explained that sadness prom...

Friday Fourplay 1: Chatting With Bob James & Chuck Loeb, Plus Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite's Fan Video and Kady Z's Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.25.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

No matter who you're voting for, you've got to try to keep your sense of humor. Check out this fan video of the Harper/Musselwhite track "I Don't Believe A Word You Say." Word.

At Age 97, The Last Of The Great Cocktail Pianists Looks Back On His Life & Career

Tony Sachs | Posted 12.16.2012 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

At age 97, more than eight decades into his remarkable career, Irving Fields is the last of the original generation of cocktail pianists who tickled the ivories in Manhattan's swankiest nightspots in the 1930s and '40s.

America America: Conversations With BeBe Winans and Al Jarreau, Plus "Ask Renman"

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.04.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Broadway's Terri White Brings Her Cabaret to L.A.

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.15.2012 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

The Great White Way has captivated audiences from Feinstein's in New York to the San Carlos in Key West, and now it's L.A.'s turn.

Dog Ears Music: Born In March Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week, we feature songs recorded by Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner, Supertramp, Harry Belafonte, Wes Montgomery, and Bon Jovi.

Jazzy Mandarin & The Gate's Wide Open: Conversations With Dianne Reeves and Kurt Elling

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

What happens when your elegant entertainer goes off script and speaks mandarin directly to a Chinese delegation in the White House?

Evidence Dance Company's Silver Ball at the Plaza

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

Unfortunate alterations, made by the former Mrs. Donald Trump, remain intact at the Hotel Plaza. Even so, for a party there's no more special place so redolent of elegance and festivity.