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In a cramped UCLA classroom, trumpeter Nicholas Payton is leading a young septet of college students through his piece "The Backwards Step." He's here as part of a weeklong teaching residency, and the song he plays to the group at the Thelonious Monk...
In 1994, Orchestra Hall — home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra — took a gamble. The grand old institution for the first time launched a jazz subscription series, betting that Chicagoans would commit to a season of such events, albeit a short...
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ReporterMarch 25th update: The search for potential bone marrow donors in Roanoke was a success. 273 people signed up and provided cheek swabs for the national bone marrow registry during events last week. The Jefferson Center coordinated the effort, with a...
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Branford Marsalis, a Grammy-award winning saxophonist, doesn't like to be fenced in. He's played with jazzy rock bands, the New York Philharmonic and his own experimental funk ensemble, Buckshot LeFonque. Although he's not a staunch traditionalist like...
An Evening with Branford Marsalis Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m., $10-$39, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Road Unit 3104, Storrs, (860) 486-4226, jorgensen.uconn.edu In his 52 short years on this planet, what hasn’t saxophonist...
Channel Guide MagazineSuper Bowl Today schedule on CBS begins at 2pm ET on Sunday, Feb. 3, with four hours of features leading up to the kickoff of Super Bowl XLVII. Also, CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley interviews President Barack Obama live from the White House at 4:...
For those who prefer holiday music that's performed at a high artistic level, this will be a noteworthy weekend – as well as an historic one. Specifically, a Christmas-music tradition in Chicago is coming to an end, while a Hanukkah musical...
The Orpheum Theatre is now offering a special ticket package for the 2012 Fall Jazz Series. Chick Corea and Gary Burton with the Harlem String Quartet, Esperanza Spalding, and the Branford Marsalis Quartet are the performers in the Orpheum’s...
A nation of predominantly couch-bound television watchers got some bad news tonight, as President Barack Obama accepted his party's nomination and delivered the following line: "America's not about what can be done for us, it's about what can be done by...
Clint Eastwood's soliloquy about unoccupied furniture has been the most entertaining spectacle to emerge from this year's party conventions so far, although the Democratic Party will make its own go of it with a big roster of pop musicians this week....
After playing with Bob Weir and Bruce Hornsby, saxophonist Branford Marsalis hung out in the media tent surrounded by journalists and a glass of wine. He's leaving now, only after hugging nearly everyone. "What's that group that does a different album...
For Gathering of the Vibes 2012, I chose to decline all the media hook-ups and luxuries. No laptop. No power outlets. No VIP tent with couches. No pass for entry into the photo pit in front of the stage. No isolated, backstage, extra-clean Port-O-Pottys....
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