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  • Spirited songs and stories celebrating end of apartheid by Bakithi Kumalo and friends

    Spirited songs and stories celebrating end of apartheid by Bakithi Kumalo and friends
    It has been 20 years since the end of apartheid in South Africa, when Nelson Mandela was elected president. During the difficult times of apartheid people at least had music to keep their spirit alive, as the Four Peace Band demonstrated that Saturday night at Bethlehem’s Godfrey Daniels. A packed house heard jazz and traditional music of the southern part of the continent performed by the group led by Bakithi Kumalo, bassist for Paul Simon and many others, including Kumalo's wife Robbi K.
  • Paul Simon bassist celebrates end of apartheid

    Paul Simon bassist celebrates end of apartheid
    Apartheid is over, at least officially, in South Africa. Twenty years ago the country had its first all-race election that ended its system of segregation. Nelson Mandela was elected as the nation's first non-white president. Bakithi Kumalo lived in...

    Rene Marie pays tribute to Eartha Kitt at Creative Alliance

    Rene Marie pays tribute to Eartha Kitt at Creative Alliance
    Every performance by jazz singer Rene Marie is an act of validation. Sixteen years ago, she faced an ultimatum from her then-husband — abandon music or get out. She chose the latter course, and went on to enjoy an international career. Her musical...

    Throwbacks: New old sounds from Devo, No ID, Who, Jesse Saunders, more

    Throwbacks: New old sounds from Devo, No ID, Who, Jesse Saunders, more
    A modest proposal: Considering the volume of music flowing from the brains of musicians everywhere at all times, how about one month out of each year we take a break to reflect by agreeing not to release any new music? In the summer, most acts are touring...

    Jim Gianopulos Receives Top Taormina Award

    Jim Gianopulos is riding a big wave of success. The chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox -- who oversees the motion picture divisions of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., which include Fox 2000, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox Animation Studios, Blue Sky...