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  • Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond

    Ticket Extras! Things to do this weekend and beyond
     Every Friday in Ticket, the Daily Press offers suggestions on things to do over the weekend and upcoming events to plan for. There are often lots more that won't fit into the print sections. So look here for Ticket Extras! online each Friday. This is a...
  • Jazz musician Gerald Wilson dies at 96

    Jazz musician Gerald Wilson dies at 96
    Gerald Wilson, a bandleader, trumpeter, composer, arranger and educator whose multifaceted career reached from the swing era of the 1930s to the diverse jazz sounds of the 21st century, has died. He was 96. Mr. Wilson, who had been in declining health,...
  • South Windsor Drummer's Fundraiser To Fight Africa's Ebola Outbreak

    Rick Liegl was born and raised in Connecticut, but his heart belongs to West Africa. His fingers and palms are calloused from 20 years of playing the djembe, a traditional West African drum. He knows all the African markets in East Hartford, markets...
  • Chicago's moving to the myriad beats of Latino music

     Chicago's moving to the myriad beats of Latino music
    What exactly is meant by the term "Latino music"? The rubric is so all-encompassing as to be virtually meaningless, for there are at least as many styles and genres and varieties of Latino music as there are Latino and Hispanic cultures on the planet....
  • Drivetime looks for broader audience at new Nazareth Jazz Festival

    Drivetime looks for broader audience at new Nazareth Jazz Festival
    Percussionist Bernie Capodici of Doylestown has been a part of the Philadelphia jazz scene for more than 35 years. For the past 15, Capodici’s passion has been the band Drivetime, which has released two albums that got airplay on smooth jazz...
  • Lynnie Godfrey has a 'fever' for American standards

    Lynnie Godfrey has a 'fever' for American standards
    Lynnie Godfrey does not just sing her songs. She lives them. "I look for songs that tell a story. I respect the reasons why the lyricist wrote the song. I try to find out where and when it was written, who was it written for and the environment it...
  • Drivetime looks for broader audience at NazzJazz Festival

    Drivetime looks for broader audience at NazzJazz Festival
    Percussionist Bernie Capodici of Doylestown has been a part of the Philadelphia jazz scene for more than 35 years. For the past 15, Capodici's passion has been the band Drivetime, which has released two albums that got airplay on smooth jazz stations...
  • Gerald Wilson dies at 96; multifaceted jazz musician

    Gerald Wilson dies at 96; multifaceted jazz musician
    Gerald Wilson, a bandleader, trumpeter, composer, arranger and educator whose multifaceted career reached from the swing era of the 1930s to the diverse jazz sounds of the 21st century, has died. He was 96. Wilson, who had been in declining health, died...
  • Tapping into Savion Glover's talent

    Tapping into Savion Glover's talent
    It's not often that a single figure dominates a field of artistic endeavor as completely as Savion Glover has loomed over tap dance of the last 20 years. He injected tap with the frenetic energy and freestyle abandon of hip-hop, and Glover's...
  • Wisdom from a jazz great

    To the editor: Back when I was a journalism major at what was then San Fernando Valley State College (later Cal State Northridge), it was so much of a tradition in our department to take Gerald Wilson's jazz class as one of our electives, it was almost...
  • 2 singers carry messages to World Music Festival

     2 singers carry messages to World Music Festival
    Changing a country takes an immense effort, but the tools can be simple. Singers Emel Mathlouthi, of Tunisia, and Aurelio Martinez, of Honduras, just needed their songs to ignite social transformations. Both are coming to Chicago for the World Music...