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  • Rebirth Brass Band Phenom

    Liz Reyes November 19th 2008 New Orleans is known for its' music around the world and one of the reasons people travel here is to see the iconic New Orleans Rebirth Brass Band perform at its traditional Tuesday night spot for the past 18 years --...
  • 10 things you might not know about meat

    10 things you might not know about meat
    Chicago's relationship with meat is both well-done and rare. Once the "Hog Butcher for the World," the city refi ned its carnivorous reputation in 2006 by banning foie gras. But that law was lifted in May after Mayor Richard Daley and others declared it...
  • Home-grown virtuosos

    Without saying a word, teenager Yamile Cruz seats herself at the grand piano, places her slender fingers on the keyboard and, after a brief pause, unleashes a torrent of sound one might expect from a virtuoso twice her age and size. Though the battered,...
  • Red Hot With a Blue Note

    Nikita Khrushchev's eloquent 1950s critique of jazz pretty much summed up the status of that "bourgeois" music in the Soviet Union: He remarked that listening to it gave him gas. The early Russian jazz scene is most memorably explained by the night in...
  • Peterson's personal picks

    (Editor's note: In this article, which first appeared in the Times in 1998, Oscar Peterson discussed some of his favorite recordings.) Like many musicians, Oscar Peterson doesn't usually sit around listening to his albums. If he did take the time to pick...