| Jan 23, 2015
| 10:24 AM
Most of the year's major tributes have yet to be announced, but this is the lineup to date:
Bob Dylan: "Shadows in the Night": Dylan's Sinatra tribute album will be released next month.
"Sinatra: An American Icon": Billed as the official exhibition of...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 10:19 AM
Chicago trumpeter Orbert Davis was rehearsing with students in Havana last month when a translator tapped him on the shoulder and asked him to stop everything.
The translator then told the room that Cuban President Raul Castro had just been on TV to...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 11:16 AM
Much like the genesis of his band’s debut album, a conversation with Kids vocalist and bassist Joshua Diaz is a series of twists and turns, paths he’s been down before, and unfamiliar ones that come with the territory of publicizing a new...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 7:23 AM
It would be difficult to overestimate the melodic grace, harmonic allure and lasting eloquence of the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Universally loved songs such as "Girl from Ipanema," "Desafinado" and "One Note Samba" only hint at the mountain of...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 9:50 AM
The music we generically call "Latin jazz" can be viscerally exciting or intriguingly cerebral. On Friday night in Orchestra Hall it was both, though sometimes to extremes.
At 78, Eddie Palmieri holds revered status as pianist-bandleader, his work...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The politics of emotion must appear
To be an intellectual structure.
Creates a logic not to be distinguished
--Wallace Stevens, "Esthetique du Mal"
If opera were a game of Clue, the solution to this case would be...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 9:00 AM
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| Jan 16, 2015
| 5:45 AM
It's a rewarding but undeniably hectic time to be Kelli O'Hara.
The five-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway actress has in the last month gone from starring in NBC's live telecast of "Peter Pan," as Mrs. Darling, to making her Metropolitan Opera debut...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 5:14 PM
Dianne Reeves knows her way around a jazz song.
The singer, who has won four Grammy awards for Best Jazz Vocal Performance on her albums, will perform alongside Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Gregory Porter at 8 p.m. Friday at Costa Mesa's...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Elaine Stritch didn't originate the role of Claire, the alcoholic loose cannon of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1966 drama "A Delicate Balance." But she did put her corrosively funny stamp on the part in a 1996 Lincoln Center Theatre production, a...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Winning the James Beard Foundation's Rising Star Chef of the Year can be a career-launcher; previous winners, for example, include Bobby Flay, Marcus Samuelsson, Grant Achatz and David Chang.
So when Jimmy Bannos Jr. heard his name announced in...