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  • New York City shines at Christmas

    New York City shines at Christmas
    NEW YORK — For a day or a weekend sparkling with the season's spirit, there's no topping the Big Apple, with a twinkling Norway spruce towering over the ice-skating rink at Rockefeller Center, story-telling department store windows and the...
  • Detroit Jazz Festival lines up a star billing — for free

     Detroit Jazz Festival lines up a star billing — for free
    If you love a gratis groove, you may want to hit Motown for Labor Day. Though the Detroit Jazz Festival has concerts year-round, the main event happens over Labor Day weekend, Aug. 31-Sept. 3. Now in its 33rd year, the Detroit Jazz Festival is the...
  • Book review: 'Half-Blood Blues' by Esi Edugyan

    Book review: 'Half-Blood Blues' by Esi Edugyan
    Not unlike its counterpart rock 'n' roll, memorable jazz novels occupy a pretty slim shelf at the local bookstore. Though the music has been gracefully spun into fiction by Roddy Doyle, Michael Ondaatje and — most distinctively — Rafi Zabor in...
  • Holiday jazz CDs

    Holiday jazz CDs
    ✭✭ Various artists, "Christmas From the Blue Note" (Blue Note). This mixed-bag compilation too often sacrifices coherence for novelty and hipness. Self-conscious modernism subverts "Deck the Halls" by singer Kate Davis and saxophonist George...
  • Critic's Notebook: Cutting-edge jazz is missing at the Hollywood Bowl

    Critic's Notebook: Cutting-edge jazz is missing at the Hollywood Bowl
    Living in Los Angeles, one of the early joys of summer is running down the schedule at the Hollywood Bowl. Probably the most famed venue on the West Coast, the Bowl's sprawling, woodsy confines and nearly 18,000-person capacity can transform mere concerts...
  • Jazz-classical fusion a work in progress

    Jazz-classical fusion a work in progress
    Jazz people like to brag that their idiom is "America's classical music." But if you catch some of them in a certain mood, you'll find that they long to merge their art with what much of the Western world calls "classical music" — the idiom that...
  • Wynton Marsalis swings for the fences

    Wynton Marsalis swings for the fences
    Wynton Marsalis is explaining jazz to me by talking about my boots. He is coming to Walt Disney Concert Hall this weekend to play his ambitious new composition, "Swing Symphony," with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. But before we get into musical details,...
  • Weekend Talk Shows

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 26 - July 2 in PDF format TV listings for the week of June 26 - July 2 in PDF format (from latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv) Weekly TV Listings and more can......
  • Culture Watch: Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80, 'From Africa with Fury: Rise'

     
    The son of Fela Kuti follows his father's legacy in fiery form with a signature mix of taut Afrobeat and socially conscious lyrics....
  • Talking 'punk jazz' and the Dead Kenny Gs with genre-defying saxophonist Skerik

     
    Coming to Southern California this weekend, Seattle-based saxophonist Skerik talks about his band's confrontational name and the perils of musical labels....
  • Critic's Notebook: Adding some edge to the Hollywood Bowl's jazz season

     
    With a reliance on crowd-pleasing smooth jazz this summer, the Bowl is missing an opportunity to showcase a complete picture of the genre at its boundary-pushing best....
  • Influences: Trumpet player, bandleader, composer Terence Blanchard

     
    Influences: Trumpet player, bandleader and film composer Terence Blanchard by Nate Jackson...