| Sep 30, 2012
NEW ORLEANS — The cab careened past Washington Square and onto Frenchmen Street. It was close to 10 p.m., and the neighborhood was filled with locals adorned with tattoos, piercings and lots of ragged black accessories.
"The cab drivers call this...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 6:42 AM
To some, the Whiffenpoofs might represent some fantasy of Yale—quaffing ale in harmony at Mory’s, pining for the days when the college was all male and students wore tuxedos instead of denim.
Oh, they dress well and sing like angels. But The...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 8:15 AM
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As a youth, Bryan Ferry immersed himself in the “trad jazz” scene thriving in pre-Beatles England, and began a lifelong fascination with Louis Armstrong’s early combos, Dixieland and ragtime. “The Jazz Age&...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 8:41 AM
An Orlando Ballet collaboration, tributes to Elton John and Louis Armstrong, beloved Rossini opera "The Barber of Seville" and performances by Eatonville-boy-turned-Broadway-star Norm Lewis and pianist Jon Kimura Parker are among the highlights of the...
| Feb 8, 2013
UPDATE: Due to inclement weather in the Northeast and the resulting flight cancellations across the region, the 3 Cohens concert scheduled for Feb. 9 has been canceled. Tickets will be refunded at the Miniaci box office.
George Wein's Newport All-...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 9:29 AM
Three people aboard an American Eagle flight from New Orleans were slightly injured this morning from turbulence the plane ran into as it was descending to land at O'Hare International Airport, officials said.
Flight 3720, a Bombardier CRJ-700, was...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 10:59 AM
My wife and I are trying to raise our daughter to appreciate the arts — not in a nose-in-the-air way, but in a manner that recognizes the importance of helping her develop both sides of the brain.
We want her to know a little bit more about...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 3:18 PM
Dave Brubeck changed the sound of jazz in profound ways, unexpectedly becoming something of a pop star in the process.
Starting in the mid-1950s, in fact, he emerged as a symbol of jazz in America, and well beyond, gracing the cover of Time magazine...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 1:21 PM
Only one clarinetist on earth could have come up with the album "Claroscuro," its stylistic breadth expressing the singular esthetic of soloist Anat Cohen.
That Cohen careens on this disc from original compositions to Brazilian fare, from historic...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 7:42 PM
Frontier Airlines is expanding its services at Louis Armstrong International Airport.
Frontier will now offer a non-stop flight from MSY to Trenton, New Jersey.
Trenton will be the 39th destination available from the ten carriers that serve the...
| Oct 12, 2012
The show: "Satchmo at the Waldorf" at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre
First impressions: "People don't know me," says John Douglas Thompson, giving a masterful performance, at the beginning of Wall Street Journal drama critic Terry Teachout's one-actor...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 9:44 AM
New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre is extending its production of Terry Teachout's "Satchmo at the Waldorf."
The one-actor show is directed by Gordon Edelstein, and stars John Douglas Thompson as legendary jazzman Louis Armstrong. The theater is extending...