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  • Memories of Fred Kaz

    Fred Kaz, the legendary music director of The Second City and the longest-running performer of the comedy theater, died on Wednesday at the age of 80. Here are some remembrances of him.   Jim Belushi: "Ah, 'Captain' Fred Kaz has sailed his final...
  • A piano man walks into a bar ...

    A piano man walks into a bar ...
    On a quiet Tuesday evening in January, a familiar face walked into Palm Beach's Café L'Europe and grabbed a table next to David Crohan, the restaurant's house pianist. He heard patrons whispering the unexpected guest's name: Billy Joel. So Crohan, who...
  • Oscar-Winning Producer Saul Zaentz Dies at 92

    Producer Saul Zaentz, who won best picture Oscars for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," "Amadeus" and "The English Patient," died Friday in the San Francisco Bay Area. He was 92 and had been suffering from Alzheimer's. The entrepreneurial and famously...
  • Jazz Masters honoree Keith Jarrett credits mother, Allentown in acceptance speech

     
    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...
  • Died on this day: Jazz artist Dave Brubeck was a former cowboy

    The wigging cat with the far-out wail, Dave Brubeck, died a year ago today. Brubeck was the man behind the first million-selling jazz record, "Time Out," in 1959. He created buzz on the jazz circuit (thus Time's "wigging cat" description) and left a...
  • A woman's place is in the band

    A woman's place is in the band
    It's rare for a symphony conductor to be passionate about bringing jazz to young people. But Rachael Worby is a rarity just for being a female conductor. She is artistic director of Mus/ique, a live series that stages music in unlikely settings. True to...
  • Dave Brubeck: A jazz icon who reached a massive audience

    Dave Brubeck: A jazz icon who reached a massive audience
    Dave Brubeck changed the sound of jazz in profound ways, unexpectedly becoming something of a pop star in the process. Starting in the mid-1950s, in fact, he emerged as a symbol of jazz in America, and well beyond, gracing the cover of Time magazine...
  • 12/6/2012-Dave Brubeck

    12/6/2012-Dave Brubeck
    I'm a big Dave Brubeck fan. I say am, not was, because his music lives on in my collection. He and Ramsey Lewis turned me on to jazz when I was a teenager with "Take Five" and "The In Crowd" and I've been turned on ever since. Many years ago, Dave...
  • Dave Brubeck dies at 91; jazz legend

    Dave Brubeck dies at 91; jazz legend
    In the strait-laced Eisenhower 1950s, Dave Brubeck seemed, on one hand, deeply conventional. He didn't drink, smoke or take drugs. He favored expressions like "baloney!" and "you bet" over ruder alternatives. He had a prodigious work ethic that had been...
  • Marian McPartland dies at 95; pioneering female jazz pianist

    Marian McPartland, a jazz pianist and composer whose radio show "Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz" was National Public Radio's longest running and most widely carried jazz program, has died. She was 95. McPartland died of natural causes Tuesday night at...
  • Daniel Hope gives Vivaldi new life at Ravinia

    Daniel Hope gives Vivaldi new life at Ravinia
    On the face of it, it seems like a goofy idea: Recomposing Vivaldi's greatest hit – the ubiquitous "Four Seasons" – music almost everybody knows from its use in countless TV commercials and movie soundtracks, on elevators and over the phone...
  • Weekend Preview: Peace, love, BBQ and all that jazz

    Weekend Preview: Peace, love, BBQ and all that jazz
    Bandleader Christopher Dorsey is happy to be bringing the nationally renowned Dillard Center for the Arts jazz ensemble to the Hollywood ArtsPark for a free show on Sunday afternoon, saying it’s a venue that offers a unique outdoor experience for...