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  • Nick Digilio

    Nick Digilio
    Nick Digilio began reviewing movies on The Roy Leonard Show in 1985. He started as "the guy who likes bad movies" (reviewing Critters, Friday the 13th: A New Beginning, and the like). He studied at Columbia College and Roy saw him at a few screenings,...
  • Turn It Up

    Turn It Up
    TÊTE-à-TÊTE: GREG KURSTIN Think of him as a Swiss Army knife of the music industry. This Los Angeles–based multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer has worked with artists as diverse as Ben Harper, Jane’s Addiction, Kylie Minogue and Pink. His most...
  • 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,...
  • 'I may never get to the heart of jazz'

    Just before showtime, a couple of aspiring young Cuban jazz musicians crowd into the cramped bathroom of a basement nightclub, place their horns to their lips, look dead-ahead into a smudged mirror and start blasting away. Neither the brittle sound nor...
  • Power pop? Ooh la la

    Power pop? Ooh la la
    Oohlas turn up the hot factor The infectious quality of the Oohlas' feels-like-worn-denim power pop is not lost on lead singer Ollie Stone. When she first started collaborating with brothers Greg and Mark Eklund, "I felt we had something genuine,...
  • The saxophone, on a more serious note

    The saxophone, on a more serious note
    Many of today's symphony orchestra instruments have been around for centuries. The violin, for instance, dates to the 1500s and as a result has an enormous repertoire spanning 450 years. The saxophone, by contrast, wasn't invented until the mid-19th...
  • His world, within reach

    OBSESSIONS come in degrees. If you're lucky, whatever you love will prove deep enough to hold your interest all of your life. If you're determined, you'll find a way to make a living in the pursuit of it so that there is no troublesome boundary between...
  • Black history in Missouri

    One brisk Tuesday, I climbed the stairs of the Old Courthouse in St. Louis, following the path of Missouri's most famous slave. Past the towering pillars hung portraits of Dred Scott and his wife, Harriet, looking at once stern and refined. A plaque...