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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • From tragedy springs author's search for identity and freedom

    The newly released novel, "The Orphan Sky," is the literary debut of Azerbaijani-American musician Ella Leya, a fictional work based on the author's world of childhood fantasies, her coming of age tale of love and sacrifice, and her tribute to the soul of...
  • Florida travel calendar for March

    Florida travel calendar for March
    Check out festivals and events in March across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) Feb. 7- April 18: Universal Studios...
  • 'Ballet 422' peeks behind curtain at birth of a Justin Peck ballet

    'Ballet 422' peeks behind curtain at birth of a Justin Peck ballet
    All eyes are on Justin Peck. Only 27, the gifted New York City Ballet soloist has already choreographed 15 ballets for that company as well as the Miami City Ballet and the L.A. Dance Project since 2009. Last year, he was named resident choreographer...
  • Here & Now for Feb. 11

    Here & Now for Feb. 11
    Entertainment throughout the county. Fox Lake Plunge fundraiser: The 2015 Polar Plunge will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 22 at Lakefront Park, 71 Nippersink Blvd. Check-in time is from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also, there will be a pre-registration event from...
  • Chicago Humanities Festival has new artistic director

    Chicago Humanities Festival has new artistic director
    The Chicago Humanities Festival said it would name on Wednesday Jonathan Elmer its new artistic director, a half-time position that helps guide the festival's programming choices and serves as one of its public faces. Elmer, 54, is a professor of...
  • Chicago Dance Crash gets experimental for Dance Center show

    Chicago Dance Crash gets experimental for Dance Center show
    On the brink of its 13th season, Chicago Dance Crash is still doing what it does best: changing things up. This risk-taking fusion troupe — whose native styles range from ballet and break dance to acrobatics and capoeira — has produced shows...
  • The African Beat Of Antibalas, Zap Mama Coming To Storrs

    The African Beat Of Antibalas, Zap Mama Coming To Storrs
    Before phonographs and commercial radio, Western listeners were better prepared to hear music in chunks lasting more than, say, your typical three-minute pop song. There were folk songs that sometimes went on for 10 or 12 verses; even "The Star Spangled...
  • The vice that became a dance phenomenon

    Aside from acting, actor Robert Duvall’s grand passion is tango dancing. He combined those two loves in the “Assassination Tango” movie (2002), playing a hit man in Buenos Aires. Quite the expert tango dancer, Duvall once remarked that...
  • New Orleans-inspired Qbar sounds the right notes

    New Orleans-inspired Qbar sounds the right notes
      ★★★ I'm not one of those restaurant critics who thinks that any chef with a French accent is automatically a genius in the kitchen. But talking to chef Laurent Tasic on the phone, I sensed that he takes just as much care with...
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dr. John to headline ArtsQuest's RiverJazz; Guitarist Sonny Landreth set for Musikfetst Cafe

    Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dr. John to headline ArtsQuest's RiverJazz; Guitarist Sonny Landreth set for Musikfetst Cafe
    A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member whose career has stretched more than 50 years and brought him six Grammy Awards will be a headliner at ArtsQuest’s fifth annual Riverjazz festival in May, officials confirmed. Dr. John, best known for his Top 20...
  • Damien Chazelle's wild, crazy ride to the Oscars with 'Whiplash'

     Damien Chazelle's wild, crazy ride to the Oscars with 'Whiplash'
    Damien Chazelle braced himself for disaster. It was opening night at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and Chazelle's movie "Whiplash" was about to have its premiere in front of a packed house in Park City, Utah. Just six years out of college, Chazelle...