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  • Datebook

    Sunday, May 6 Lecture The Columbia Jewish Congregation Adult Education Committee presents Dr. Carolivia Herron speaking on "Out of Africa: Jewish Stories From Ethiopia And Zimbabwe" at 9:30 a.m. at Oakland Mills High School, 9410 Kilimanjaro Road in...
  • SteelStacks' ArtsQuest Center to add cabaret to cafe

     
    The ArtsQuest Center in Bethlehem has a café – its headline Musikfest Café venue. Now, it will have a cabaret. Actress and singer Lynnie Godfrey will perform tunes from the Great American Songbook in a new monthly series, “An Evening......
  • Plenty of sparks at new cabaret at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks

     
    There was no molten steel Tuesday evening at the Fowler Blast Furnace Room at SteelStacks, but the sold-out crowd who came to hear singer Lynnie Godfrey with Dave Roper at the piano basked in the cozy warmth of soft, orange lighting and candlelight. There...
  • Jazz review: Daniel Rosenboom Septet, Slumgum at Royal/T

     
    Guys with spectacles and 1889 Van Gogh beards playing jazz in an art gallery: The Daniel Rosenboom Nonet and Slumgum looked right at home at Culver City's Royal/T on Wednesday....
  • Key recordings by Lena Horne

    "Stormy Weather: The Legendary Lena (1941-1958)" (Bluebird). The singer partners with Charlie Barnet, Artie Shaw and others in definitive versions of "Stormy Weather," "I Ain't Got Nothin' but the Blues" and nearly two dozen more. " Lena Horne at Metro-...
  • The Valley Line: Orchestra brings the heat

    The Valley Line: Orchestra brings the heat
    For all of you summer lovers, at last you have been able to revel in the heat. The beginning of the week was exactly as August should be — HOT! Last Saturday night a sliver of a moon shone brightly with the planet Jupiter twinkling nearby, when...
  • For the love of music

    Some of you may find this to be the dumbest complaint you have ever not cared about.  It’s one of those very personal things. For example, when Hines Ward won “DWTS,” by pretending to be “in the band,” he helped to make up...
  • Louie Bellson dies at 84; Duke Ellington called him 'the world's greatest drummer'

    Louie Bellson, a jazz drummer and bandleader who combined remarkable instrumental virtuosity with far-ranging compositional skills, has died. He was 84. According to his wife, Francine, Bellson died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los...
  • Jay-Z: The next Frank Sinatra?

     
    Here's hoping you're not yet tired of "Empire State of Mind." The Times' Geraldine Baum writes in this Sunday's Calendar that the Jay-Z and Alicia Keys hit appears to be ready to stand the test of time. The question Baum......
  • Comics relief

    Comics relief
    By Wendy Smith To those who think rock 'n' roll created the postwar generation gap, David Hajdu says: Think again. " Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry added the soundtrack to a scene created in comic books," he declares in his intelligent, entertaining...
  • Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl

    Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl
    Wynton Marsalis describes the big jazz band as "the American orchestra." It's an intriguing and, in many ways, definitive identification of the instrumental collective that has been a foundation ensemble of American jazz and popular music for more than 80...
  • The critics: 5 new titles worth checking out

    The critics: 5 new titles worth checking out
    CRITICISM IN AMERICAN CULTURE: New releases Here are five titles that put the lie to the notion that criticism is a dying art. Corn Flakes With John Lennon And Other Tales from a Rock 'n' Roll Life Robert Hilburn Rodale: 280 pp., $24.99 Hilburn,...