| Jun 14, 2012
| 6:48 AM
More than 30,000 people are expected to converge on downtown Columbia from June 15-30 for the 25th annual Columbia Festival of the Arts.
Most of them will be heading to see the free LakeFest events Friday through Sunday, while others will come during the...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:59 PM
MOUNT DORA — Sunday's concert in honor of Bastille Day — France's Fourth of July — by the Lakeside Chamber Players will be quintessentially French, according to its founder, bassoonist Janet Harris.
"The atmosphere will be casual,...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 8:55 AM
Patricia Mansbach Neisser of Newport Beach, CA passed away at the age of – well, you’ll have to figure that out yourself – in the city she had called home for 58 years. Born in Detroit, MI, during the Roaring 20’s, Pat used to...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 6:45 AM
On Saturday, June 28, singer Dianne Mower and a cast of top-notch musicians will head to Hartford's Japanalia Eiko to perform a diverse program of songs by Burt Bacharach, Dave Brubeck and everything in between.
This is nothing new; for the past half-...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 12:19 PM
Jackie Scott has attended several Hampton Jazz Festivals as a spectator, but next weekend will mark her first time as a performer at the event.
By contrast, Dave Koz will be performing at the festival for the seventh time – but he knows what it'...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 6:10 PM
"Fresh Voices," a showcase of new theater featuring original works-in-progress by Touchstone apprentices, returns Friday and Saturday with five original pieces exploring the theme of "Other Worlds."
The showcase called "Beyond Words" features works by...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 7:16 PM
Cuban-born drummer Armando Peraza, a self-taught musician who transformed himself from a homeless orphan in Havana to a world-recognized bongo and conga expert who performed with Carlos Santana for nearly two decades, died Monday in a South San...
| May 12, 2014
| 6:30 PM
A thoroughly researched oral history spiced with a fine selection of archival performances, Batu Aykol's docu "Jazz in Turkey" is both a chronological history of jazz in his homeland and an exploration of the impact of jazz music there. As compiled from...
| May 22, 2014
| 8:54 AM
The Memorial Day holiday obviously commemorates solemn events, but with so many people enjoying an extended weekend, Chicago's musical offerings are rich.
Among the highlights:
Eric Reed: One of the most compelling pianists in mainstream jazz, Reed...
| May 25, 2014
Although he's enjoyed a Midas touch with his many mega-hit recordings; has won a warehouse full of critical plaudits and prestigious commendations, including Grammy, Emmy and NEA awards; and sung duets with everyone from Lady Gaga to Amy Winehouse,...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 9:03 AM
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:22 AM
Improvisational jazz great Keith Jarrett, who the National Endowment for the Arts' 2014 Jazz Masters Award this week, in his acceptance speech credited his success to his Allentown upbringing and piano instruction. Keith Jarrett at the winner's podium...