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  • The funky beat of musical New Orleans

    The funky beat of musical New Orleans
    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...
  • The Whifffenpoofs Sing for Cynthia Nixon on Friday at first Yale Artists for Equality Concert

    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...
  • Album review: Bryan Ferry Orchestra, 'The Jazz Age'

    Album review: Bryan Ferry Orchestra, 'The Jazz Age'
    1 star (out of 4) 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&...
  • Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra announces 2013-14 season

     Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra announces 2013-14 season
    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...
  • 3 Cohens, many influences

    3 Cohens, many influences
    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-...
  • 3 injuries reported on American Eagle flight from New Orleans

    3 injuries reported on American Eagle flight from New Orleans
    Three people aboard an American Eagle flight from New Orleans were slightly injured this morning fromĀ  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...
  • Letters From The Editor: Staying awake through all that jazz

    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...
  • Dave Brubeck: A jazz icon who reached a massive audience

    Dave Brubeck: A jazz icon who reached a massive audience
    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...
  • Anat Cohen brings new -- and old -- sounds to the clarinet

    Anat Cohen brings new -- and old -- sounds to the clarinet
    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...
  • Airline at MSY Expanding

    Airline at MSY Expanding
    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...
  • 'Satchmo At the Waldorf' A Solid, Engaging Portrait

    'Satchmo At the Waldorf' A Solid, Engaging Portrait
    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...
  • Long Wharf's "Satchmo at the Waldorf" Extends Run

    Long Wharf's "Satchmo at the Waldorf" Extends Run
    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...