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Fairfield University has got a couple of interesting shows happening at the Quick Center this week. First, on Friday, FU music program director Brian Torff leads a band of jazz professors (called the Jazz Professors) in a fresh interpretation of Duke...
Tags: Fairfield University, Music, Entertainment
- The Wolves won 76 percent (211-61-6) of their football games between 1946-76. - The 64th annual Gypsy Day game on Oct. 9, 1982, was cancelled against St. Cloud State. A monsoon-like rainstorm came through Aberdeen that morning and flooded Swisher Field....
Since the mid-1920s, Ann Hawkins has summered on an idyllic oasis in northwestern Michigan called Idlewild, once known by some as the Martha's Vineyard of the Midwest, but for well-to-do black folk. She grew up riding horses there, swimming in the...
CHANHASSEN, Minn.— Prince is rolling his eyes. "The hardest thing with musicians," he explains to a visitor to his Paisley Park recording studio, "is getting them not to play." The quintuple-threat singer-songwriter-producer-performer-multi-...
Some of the best music of the 34th annual Chicago Jazz Festival played during its finale on Sunday night. But so did some of the worst. Several performances at the Petrillo Music Shell projected quite clearly from the acoustically challenged venue. But...
Tags: Festive Events, Jazz (genre), Grant Park, Weather, Entertainment
The pleasant, populist program that opened the 34th annual Chicago Jazz Festival on Thursday night certainly had a great deal going for it. Three top Chicago vocalists. The splendid Chicago Jazz Orchestra. And the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park,...
Hallelujah, on Wednesday morning I awoke to a cool and refreshing beginning to the day. At last the oppressive heat wave we had been experiencing had broken. I know that our hot days are only at bay for a little while, but what a delight it was to...
The Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre's presentation of “Dance in the USA” at the John Anson Ford Theatre on Aug. 17 was sometimes whimsical, other times inspiring and, a few times, a bit lackluster. However, overall, the Burbank dance company'...
Four Twin Cities musicians will play Friday night at the Ward Plaza restaurant as part of the monthly Final Friday celebration of live music and art in downtown Aberdeen. Performing will be Paul Fonfara on reeds, Steve Hobert on piano, Josh Granowski...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Music, Arts, Entertainment, Thelonious Monk
Get Jewish cantors to huddle with Duke Ellington and Louie Armstrong. What would they come up with? Maybe something like "Jazz Wisdom Spirit," a concert planned for Sept. 9 in Delray Beach. Created by a rabbi and a music professor, the concert will set...
Tags: Delray Beach, Music, Yamim Noraim, Concerts, Human Interest
Now that the 34th annual Chicago Jazz Festival is fully underway – having kicked off Thursday night at Millennium Park – Chicagoans can focus on figuring out what to catch this weekend. Following is an annotated guide to some of the most...
Though the 34th annual Chicago Jazz Festival surely has its flaws, it generates tremendous energy and interest for America's greatest gift to the arts: jazz. The festival proper features major shows at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Aug. 31 at Pritzker...
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