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  • Pop music review: Cyndi Lauper just wants to have fun

     
    Pop music review: Cyndi Lauper at Club Nokia...
  • Influences: Ben Jaffe of Preservation Hall Jazz Band

     
    Ben Jaffe leads the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, which makes its home in a storied New Orleans venue when it isn’t touring the world. The band appears at Walt Disney Concert Hall next Tuesday for a collaboration with dance group the Trey McIntyre...
  • Album review: Brian Wilson's 'Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin'

     
    On “Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin,” the summer mash-up between the surf-sound maestro and the Jazz Age composer, the most obvious retooling is on “They Can’t Take That Away From Me.” Far from Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong’s wistful...
  • U.S. Open: Melanie Oudin not as good second time around

     
    For a few moments Wednesday at the U.S. Open it felt like 2009 for Melanie Oudin. She was fighting back from a first-set loss to a higher-seeded opponent, pumping her fists, squealing "Come on," and drawing the partisan crowd on......
  • U.S. Open: James Blake lighting up the night

     
    James Blake had thought about limping away from tennis after he lost early at Wimbledon. His knees ached even after a 10-week break taken specifically to let them settle down after tendinitis flared up. But the rest didn't seem to......
  • U.S. Open: Mardy Fish gets embraceable moment; Federer just has a moment

     
    Mardy Fish, 28 and without many of the magic moments that had been predicted for the athletic tennis player who grew up with Andy Roddick and James Blake, stood in the center of Louis Armstrong Stadium on Saturday afternoon and......
  • U.S. Open: Andy Murray becomes first of the top five men's players to exit

     
    Andy Murray, the Scotsman with good foot speed and a multilayered baseline game, has said more than once that if he could pick one major tournament to win it would be the U.S. Open and not his more-native Wimbledon. If......
  • U.S. Open: Youzhny into quarterfinals

     
    Mikhail Youzhny, a 28-year-old Russian veteran, made it to his second U.S. Open quarterfinal Tuesday by eliminating one of the six Spaniards left in the men's draw, Tommy Robredo, 7-5, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. Youzhny is not unfamiliar with success here.......
  • Album reviews: Eric Clapton's 'Clapton' and Phil Collins' 'Going Back'

     
    What a difference six years make — the small but significant difference in years between when Eric Clapton was born in 1945, near the end of World War II, and the birth of Phil Collins in 1951, shortly before rock......
  • Drummers, beating jazz into new terrain

     
    While rarely receiving due credit for driving jazz innovation, drummers have played an essential role in the music’s evolution ever since Warren “Baby” Dodds devised a new rhythmic vocabulary for accompanying Louis Armstrong. From swing pioneers Big...
  • Dave Brubeck -- too good to be true?

     
    Is Dave Brubeck too good to be true? Maybe for those who prefer their jazz icons to have demons and deep shadows hovering over their personas. But Brubeck, who turns 90 on Monday, has over a career spanning seven decades......
  • Monster Mash: Abbey Road crosswalk designated a protected site; Smithsonian won't remove artist's work; actors say close 'Spider-Man'

     
    Landmark album, landmark site: The British government has designated the north London crosswalk in which the Beatles strode on the "Abbey Road" album cover as a "site of national importance," alterable only after government review. Culture Monster...