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  • A healthy dose of jazz

    A healthy dose of jazz
    Some might see an odd destiny — if not exactly Jerry Garcia’s “long strange trip” — in the formation of the 3-year-old Jazz Docs band.
  • Tapping into Maryland's rich dance history

    Tapping into Maryland's rich dance history
    Who knew that Baltimore had such happy feet? Three icons of tap dance who were famous nationwide — known colloquially as Baby Laurence, Buster Brown and Hawk — were born in Charm City and first perfected the "shim sham" and "cramp roll" and...

    Vernon H. Wolst Jr., Project Survival founder, dies

    Vernon H. Wolst Jr., Project Survival founder, dies
    Vernon H. Wolst Jr., founder of Project Survival, an education and mentoring program that used basketball and other sports to help improve reading and math skills, died Aug. 22 of a massive heart attack at Northwest Hospital. The Catonsville resident was...

    Concert review: Charlie Parker tribute begins at Jazz Showcase

    Concert review: Charlie Parker tribute begins at Jazz Showcase
    Charlie Parker died on March 12, 1955, at age 34, and on that day Chicago jazz impresario Joe Segal marked the loss in the best way he could think of: holding a jam session. Segal has been saluting Parker's music ever since, and on Thursday night the...

    Dee Alexander sings 'Songs My Mother Loves'

    Dee Alexander sings 'Songs My Mother Loves'
    When the inimitable Chicago jazz singer Dee Alexander was a child, she went to sleep to jazz and woke up to it. This was largely thanks to her mother, who had the music going in the house constantly. The songs of Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington,...