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WatchdogI went to the U.S. Open today for the first time since 1995 and discovered someone lopped off the top of Louis Armstrong Stadium. Who knew? It turns out big matches have moved to a building called Arthur Ashe Stadium.......
The Swampby Mark Silva With the East Room of the White House converted briefly into what a pool reporter inside the hall called a "jazz lounge with mood lighting'' last night, the first couple played host to ""An Evening of Poetry,......
The Swampby Mark Silva When President Barack Obama delivered his first televised address to a joint session of Congress, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana delivered the GOP counterpoint on television. When Obama arrived in New Orleans today for his first.....
Major soloists play the Jazz Showcase all the time, but something special often happens when the star shares the stage with students. The latest example came Thursday night, as trumpeter Jeremy Pelt – who has made a strong impression leading his...
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&...
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On the north end of Townline Road between U.S. 31 and Little Traverse Bay is the former hotel and dance hall of Zack White. Zack White was a band leader in the early 1900s and friend of Duke Ellington and Louie Armstrong. Both of these greats are reputed...
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Several of Chicago's most admired jazz musicians won't be spending Thanksgiving at home – they'll be converging in Poland, instead. For the seventh year straight, the city of Poznan – a vibrant cultural hub – will present its Made in...
How fitting that a festival exploring a theme as vast as "America" should be playing stages across Chicago next month. For no art form reflects the fundamentals of the American experiment more urgently than jazz, and no city has contributed more to the...
Article Highlights: - Explore underground streets in Edinburgh, Scotland, with Dark Truth Tours - Make a stop in New Orleans for a primer on all things voodoo - Visit Sleepy Hollow for a look at the origins of that chilling legend The "official"...
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Long before flood waters spilled into New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, an even greater deluge engulfed the region (and beyond). The Great Mississippi River Flood of 1927 stretched from New Orleans to Cairo, Ill., killing hundreds, leaving...
A new year brings new hopes for music in Chicago. Here are key resolutions for 2013: Create a concise Cultural Plan. After months of town hall meetings, the city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events last fall came up with a 48-page wish...
This year's best boxed sets look deeply into jazz and blues history: Bessie Smith: "The Complete Columbia Recordings" (Columbia/Legacy; $79.98). When Columbia/Legacy began reissuing Smith's recordings in boxed sets in the 1990s, the releases unfolded...
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