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  • Westowne students perform black American culture dances

    Westowne students perform black American culture dances
    The culmination of several months work will be on display Friday when 19 students at Westowne Elementary School take the stage for 75-minute performance scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Catonsville Middle school sixth-graders Ryan Ritzes and Luke Pound,...
  • PBS treats Baltimore's Cab Calloway as an American Master

    PBS treats Baltimore's Cab Calloway as an American Master
    It's not often in judging the biography of a great artist that you can just pick up the phone and call one of the people who knew him best — and remains a principal keeper of the historical flame. But that is exactly the case with Cab Calloway, the...
  • Songs for choreography by Westowne Elementary School students

    "Hoe Emma Hoe" — slaves' work song, 1800s "Kind Hearted Woman Blues" — Robert Johnson, recorded 1936 "Heartbreak Hotel" — Elvis Presley, recorded 1956 "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" — Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong,...
  • Perry Hall musician keeps Zim Zemarel's Big Band sound alive

     Perry Hall musician keeps Zim Zemarel's Big Band sound alive
    It takes a Big Band sound to battle the disco, punk, thrash rock, heavy metal and country-pop now dominating national soundtracks. But that's exactly what the Zim Zemarel Band has done in the greater Baltimore area for the better part of 50 years. And...
  • Review: A fascinating education in 'The Jazz Standards'

    Review: A fascinating education in 'The Jazz Standards'
    -------------------- The Jazz Standards A Guide to the Repertoire Ted Gioia Oxford University Press: 528 pp., $39.95 -------------------- I like jazz but I don't know much about it. Or perhaps I should say that I know what I like. Duke Ellington,...
  • Dave Brubeck dies at 91; jazz legend

    Dave Brubeck dies at 91; jazz legend
    In the strait-laced Eisenhower 1950s, Dave Brubeck seemed, on one hand, deeply conventional. He didn't drink, smoke or take drugs. He favored expressions like "baloney!" and "you bet" over ruder alternatives. He had a prodigious work ethic that had been...
  • Presidential campaign song quiz

    Presidential campaign song quiz
    Choose whether each song is on (A) Barack Obama’s campaign Spotify playist, (B) Mitt Romney’s campaign Spotify playlist or (C) Neither. 1. “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow,” The Soggy Bottom Boys 2. “I Won’t Back Down,&...
  • Join Dave Fry for some family holiday cheer Sunday

     
    Join Bethlehem's Artist of the Year at the venue he helped found when Dave Fry leads his Family Carol Sing at 2 p.m. Sunday at Godfrey Daniels. Kids can grab a shaker or tambourine from Dave's big bag of instruments and provide percussion on set of...
  • HBO’s Treme Season 3 recap of premiere, Episode 1

     
    HBO’s Treme season 3 premiere opens at night, a redlining neighborhood, a crowd forming at an intersection, “25 months after the storm.” Struggling, cab-fare-haggling onetime bandleader and freelance trombonist Antoine Batiste (Wendell...
  • On Faith: Rosh Hashanah a time to renew hope

    Hope has been in short supply lately — the murder of a diplomat in Libya, the ongoing savagery in Syria, Iran's apparent march toward nuclear weaponry, Midwest drought, climate change, the pain of the unemployed — the list is long. In the...
  • Louis Armstrong Satchmo Summer Fest Is Keeping His Spirit Alive

    Louis Armstrong Satchmo Summer Fest Is Keeping His Spirit Alive
    On Sunday a jazz mass was held at the historic St. Augustine Church in the Treme to honor jazz musician, Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong.   Afterwards a second line parade known as the "Satchmo salute" took over the streets.  The festivities were all part of...
  • New Play at Long Wharf Theatre's Stage II Explores the Life of Louis Armstrong

    New Play at Long Wharf Theatre's Stage II Explores the Life of Louis Armstrong
    The Long Wharf Theatre explores the life of jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong with the opening of Satchmo at the Waldorf, and the start of the theatre's 2012-13 season. The play, written by Terry Teachout after he completed his biography of Armstrong...