| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:21 PM
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...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 1:07 PM
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,...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 11:34 AM
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...
| Aug 28, 2014
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...
| Aug 14, 2014
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...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:14 PM
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...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 10:33 AM
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...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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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&...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 12:30 PM
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,...
| 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...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 2:30 PM
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...