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  • Madeleine Peyroux: 'Growing toward the sun'

    Madeleine Peyroux: 'Growing toward the sun'
    With a timbre suggestive of Billie Holiday and an intimate style of phrasing that needs only the subtlest twist of a syllable to hook a listener, Madeleine Peyroux has cleared a distinctive path in today's jazz world.
  • How women such as Darlene Love rocked our world

    Bessie Smith to Lady Gaga is a wide swath in modern music, and "Women Who Rock" includes them and many in between Friday, Nov. 18, on PBS (check local listings). "Rock and roll is a very wide river," says filmmaker Carol Stein. She and Susan Wittenberg...

    Review: A fascinating education in 'The Jazz Standards'

    Review: A fascinating education in 'The Jazz Standards'
    -------------------- The Jazz Standards A Guide to the Repertoire Ted Gioia Oxford University Press: 528 pp., $39.95 -------------------- I like jazz but I don't know much about it. Or perhaps I should say that I know what I like. Duke Ellington,...

    'The Devil's Music': Blues work their magic on Bessie Smith's life

     
    Miche Braden has that rich voice that tickles your soul and wakes up your sins.

    The Arts on TV: Sister Wendy; Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett

     
    “Grand Canyon Serenade” 8 p.m. Thursday KVCR: A visual tour of the Grand Canyon is set to classical music by Tchaikovsky, Brahms and Dvorak. “Globe Trekker” 8 p.m. Thursday and 7 p.m. Saturday KLCS; 9 p.m. Monday KCET: Amsterdam...