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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • Celebration of the Arts offers all that jazz

    Celebration of the Arts offers all that jazz
    The Poconos will have a huge jazz groove starting Friday when the 37th annual Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts kicks off. The three-day festival celebrating America's indigenous music style features dance, art, food and some of the genre's...
  • Nine-time Grammy winner who headlined Musikfest returns to play Musikfest Cafe

    Nine-time Grammy winner who headlined Musikfest returns to play Musikfest Cafe
    A nine-time Grammy Award winner who headlined Bethlehem’s Musikfest festival in 2010 and drew 4,900 people will return to the city to play a much smaller venue – Musikfest CafĂ© – it was announced. And a blues great we told you more...
  • 'So You Think You Can Dance' recap, Final Four perform

    'So You Think You Can Dance' recap, Final Four perform
    Opening number: The women are wearing white nightgowns and have Pinterest hair. The men are wearing white suits. Nobody's wearing shoes, and they're dancing to an extremely overwrought version of "The Wind Beneath My Wings." Not my favorite routine ever...
  • '70s band Chase staging a Chicago reunion

     '70s band Chase staging a Chicago reunion
    For the first — and possibly the last — time in four decades, Chicago once again will echo with the blare of the hard-hitting trumpets that propelled the band Chase into the musical spotlight in the early 1970s. Back then, bandleader and...
  • Liza's protege Johnny Rodgers is back in town

    Liza's protege Johnny Rodgers is back in town
    Back in 2000, a very talented Chicago cabaret singer-pianist decided to try his luck in New York and soon found himself touring the globe with Liza Minnelli. It's the kind of story that aspiring stars dream about, but it happened to Johnny Rodgers,...
  • Saxophonist Zenon gives 36th Jazz Festival its pinnacle

    Saxophonist Zenon gives 36th Jazz Festival its pinnacle
    The final night of the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival reached its apex early, when Puerto Rican saxophonist and MacArthur Fellowship winner Miguel Zenon played the Chicago premiere of music most of the world has not yet heard. Though two major...
  • A Chicago jazzman's 'Homage to Nelson Mandela'

    A Chicago jazzman's 'Homage to Nelson Mandela'
    The heroic life of Nelson Mandela has inspired uncounted tributes and probably will do so for years to come. But one of the most promising will unfold Thursday night, when the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival presents the world premiere of "Homage to...
  • There's a post-Katrina joie de vivre in New Orleans

    In a traditional New Orleans jazz funeral, mourners follow a brass band playing dirges. When they leave the cemetery, the music changes tempo — "Oh, when the saints go marchin' in" — and everyone dances, celebrating the deceased and the gift...
  • Florida travel calendar for August

    Florida travel calendar for August
    Check out festivals and events in August across the state. View events this coming weekend, or view the whole month's offerings by region below. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (Including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford,...
  • Classical music: Chautauqua-style festival in Mt. Gretna

    Named after Chautauqua Lake in New York State, where the first was held in 1874, Chautauqua adult education assemblies expanded and spread throughout rural America until the mid-1920s, when their popularity declined. Chautauquas brought entertainment...
  • Florida travel calendar for September

    Florida travel calendar for September
    Check out festivals and events in September 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 Aug. 29-31: Central Florida Film...