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  • Back Story: Concerts of note held by Left Bank Jazz Society

    Back Story: Concerts of note held by Left Bank Jazz Society
    For jazz aficionados, news that the Baltimore Jazz Alliance is reviving the Sunday evening cabaret concerts, which for years were sponsored by the nonprofit Left Bank Jazz Society at the old Famous Ballroom on North Charles Street, will indeed be most...
  • Touch a truck, explore wildlife this weekend in Laurel

    Catch one of only three performances of "The Vagina Monologues" this weekend, Friday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 14, 2 p.m., at the Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St. This whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone is funny,...
  • DVD Review: Decent extras accompany 'All That Jazz'

     DVD Review: Decent extras accompany 'All That Jazz'
    There's no surer sign of Federico Fellini's influence on American directors than Bob Fosse's 1979 "All That Jazz." Others — Woody Allen and the late Paul Mazursky, for a start — also made Fellini-esque autobiographical features, but no one...
  • Music Box: Catch John Berry's legacy of hits at Rams Head On Stage

    Music Box: Catch John Berry's legacy of hits at Rams Head On Stage
    Country music singer-songwriter John Berry displays his string of early 1990s hit songs, a legacy which, after a succession of D.I.Y. albums, quickly endeared him to Nashville's elite producers. His early credibility provides a solid fan base and a...
  • Music Box: Astonishing dobro player Jerry Douglas visits Avalon Theatre

    Music Box: Astonishing dobro player Jerry Douglas visits Avalon Theatre
    Blindingly brilliant dobro player Jerry Douglas appears Friday at the historic Avalon Theatre in Easton with his solo band (8 p.m.). Douglas is the hands down favorite dobro player of his generation, recognized for his traditional bluegrass and more...
  • Bobby Womack dies at 70; soul singer and song writer

    Bobby Womack dies at 70; soul singer and song writer
    Bobby Womack, a prolific gospel-soul singer who also wrote songs recorded by the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, George Benson and others, died Friday. He was 70. A representative from his label, XL Recordings, confirmed the death of the longtime Los...
  • Playboy Jazz Festival: 5 thoughts on Sunday evening's show

    Playboy Jazz Festival: 5 thoughts on Sunday evening's show
    The annual Playboy Jazz Festival wrapped its 36th edition Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl with the usual blend of smooth sounds, searing sun and celebrities sitting in box seats (I see you, Tavis Smiley). Our man Sean J. O’Connell wrote a...
  • Jon Batiste gives jazz a loose interpretation

    Jon Batiste gives jazz a loose interpretation
    Though his music is steeped in the sound of New Orleans, keyboardist Jon Batiste may be better described as a community organizer than a jazz musician. In fact, he'd probably prefer it that way. Hailing from a long line of Crescent City musicians, the...
  • Hollywood Bowl 2014: Dudamel conducts Dudamel, 'Hair' goes bare

    Hollywood Bowl 2014: Dudamel conducts Dudamel, 'Hair' goes bare
    This post has been updated. Please see below for details. Stars under the stars is what the Hollywood Bowl is all about. In the 2014 Bowl season announced Tuesday by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, a number of them – namely, the cast of “Hair&...
  • Drummer Ricky Lawson Dies at 59

    Ricky Lawson, a founding member of music group the Yellowjackets and a studio drummer who collaborated with musicians including Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins and Whitney Houston, has died at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center in Long Beach,...
  • 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...
  • Late-Night House Bands: Dream Gig in Tough Market

    Dating back to the '50s when NBC's "The Tonight Show," hosted by Steve Allen, featured an ensemble led by pianist Lyle "Skitch" Henderson, house bands have become a latenight talk show staple. Allen was known to tinkle the ivories now and then (his jazzy...