| May 4, 2012
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...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 5:06 PM
Band teacher Charles Funn's voice thundered in a classroom at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, shouting the names of familiar Southern foods as a way to help the students to find their rhythm. You can feel both, he explained, in your soul.
| Oct 13, 2011
| 6:23 PM
Decades ago, a trip to segregated Ocean City presented far too many challenges for African-American families. Instead they went to a sandy peninsula near Annapolis, known as "the beach," for a day's outing.
Carr's Beach — its proper name —...
| Mar 21, 2013
An eternal fountain of adolescence, Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" went through many permutations between its point of origin, 1948, and its point of notorious, divisive publication, 1957. The best description of it came from Kerouac himself, in a journal...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 4:57 AM
It never has been easy to define jazz, but the task won't be any simpler at this weekend's UCF Orlando Jazz Festival, which aims to introduce music fans to the scope of the genre's influences.
At concerts Friday and Saturday, March 22-23, at the...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Bruce Forman, widely recognized as one of the top jazz guitarists in the world, has gotten off the straight-ahead path in recent years to follow what seems at first a highly unlikely alternate route: Western swing.
Essentially a musical curiosity or...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 12:58 PM
As everyone knows, America's jazz hotspots are Chicago, New York, New Orleans and … Elmhurst?
Well, as of tomorrow evening, at least, the western suburb will indeed be pulsing with the music, as jazz stars and student ensembles from across the...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Featuring the Birdland Big Band (pictured) and its director, Tommy Igoe, Live At Birdland sends audiences back to the heyday(s) of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Stan Getz, and Lester Young — artists who...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 1:25 PM
An Evening with Branford Marsalis
Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m., $10-$39, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Road Unit 3104, Storrs, (860) 486-4226, jorgensen.uconn.edu
In his 52 short years on this planet, what hasn’t saxophonist...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 3:00 PM
When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
Where: Johnson Fine Arts Center.
Admission: Tickets will be available at the door. They are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors, Northern State University students and high school students. Younger kids get in free. Aberdeen...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Foreigner: Foreigner will let 'er rip 8 tonight at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The group's album sales exceed 70 million, with multiplatinum songs that include "Cold As Ice," "Juke Box Hero," and "I Want To Know What...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 4:37 PM
No one taught a young Arturo Sandoval more about the mysteries of bebop and how to approach a life in music than Dizzy Gillespie. At times during their long friendship, the jazz trumpeters referred to each other as father and son. “He was more...