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  • Historical home studio

    Historical home studio
    Like most professional musicians these days, singer-songwriter-guitarist Joe Henry has a home studio where he produces records for himself as well as other artists, which — unlike most at-home recordings — include recent Grammy-winning...
  • Jaimoe's Jasssz Band plays Bridge Street Live in Collinsville on Dec. 17

    Jaimoe's Jasssz Band plays Bridge Street Live in Collinsville on Dec. 17
    There’s more to the story of Jaimoe, the drummer formerly known as Jai Johanny Johanson (or “Johnie,” as his parents called him), than his long-standing affiliation with the Allman Brothers Band. Years before his fateful run-in with...
  • People Like Us

    People Like Us
    Alex Kurtzman is making his directorial debut. He and his writing partner did the fun Cowboys & Aliens and the last Star Trek. That Captain Kirk – Chris Pine – gets transported to Los Angeles, where he gets the sad news his dad dies. He was...
  • Badass Big Band: Stream tracks from Christian McBride's new project

    Badass Big Band: Stream tracks from Christian McBride's new project
    More Philly jazz bass news of the day (see previous blog post): It's always welcome news when a bassist takes the reins of a whole mess of jazzers. (Charles Mingus R.I.P.). Check out these tracks from the Christian McBride Big Band. The longest track...
  • Leaving their mark

    Los Angeles is commonly regarded as a city people come to, but there's much more to it than that. For better than a century, it's also been a place that people come from — even when (as so often happens) they were born somewhere else. Indeed, L.A....
  • 'Monsieur Pain' by Roberto Bolaño

    'Monsieur Pain' by Roberto Bolaño
    Monsieur Pain A Novel Roberto Bolaño Translated from the Spanish by Chris Andrews New Directions: 146 pp., $22.95 There's an apocryphal tale that on the day jazz composer and bassist Charles Mingus died at 56 in Cuernavaca, Mexico, 56 gray whales...
  • Getting rad at the Watts Towers

    Getting rad at the Watts Towers
    Should a Tony Hawk-endorsed skateboard park be a neighbor to South Los Angeles' cultural landmark, the Watts Towers? In what could become a battle between athletics and aesthetics, the answer will be up to city officials, who figure to get an earful from...
  • Watts Towers tours restricted due to repairs

    Watts Towers tours restricted due to repairs
    Beginning Monday, public tours at the Watts Towers will be restricted until next February to enable crews to repair damage the center tower sustained during the storms of 2004-05. The Department of Cultural Affairs had applied for federal FEMA funds...
  • Wax Poetics unearths a book line

    Wax Poetics unearths a book line
    DIGGERS -- part of a larger tribe peopled by DJs, turntablists, music completists and stripped-down-to-essence-of-it-all fans -- have long had their own rituals, codes and ethos. And although the end of the '90s meant the death knell for record stores and...
  • Paris' Quai Branly Museum celebrates 'Jazz Century'

    Paris' Quai Branly Museum celebrates 'Jazz Century'
    Bump Picasso. Forget Rococo. The Quai Branly Museum, a steel-and-glass palace on the Seine River, has news for the culture world: "Three Little Bops" is art. The Looney Tunes cartoon from 1957 retells the Three Little Pigs as a jazz fable with music by...
  • Medeski, Martin and Wood still going their own way

    Medeski, Martin and Wood still going their own way
    After 17 years, nine studio albums and countless tours, Medeski, Martin and Wood are, in a sense, a band without a country. And they couldn't be happier. Dedicated to what keyboardist John Medeski calls "the spirit of jazz" through a fierce devotion to...
  • Delray Beach exhibit shows works of watercolorist Dean Mitchell

    Delray Beach exhibit shows works of watercolorist Dean Mitchell
    Like most artists, Dean Mitchell always painted what he knew. Cypress trees. Tobacco barns. People. "My uncle Ben and stuff like that." Then, as now, his artistic influences were Rembrandt, Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth. The people he knew and painted...