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  • New Orleans wraps up Jazz Fest with raucous performances

    Raucous performances by New Orleans hometown hero Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, rocker Lenny Kravitz and rising country star Kacey Musgraves closed out the 2015 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on Sunday. The seven-day celebration of Louisiana'...
  • State extends deadline for North Carolina Awards nominations

    The deadline to submit nominations for the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state of North Carolina has been extended. The new deadline to submit nominations for the North Carolina Awards is May 8. The previous deadline was April 24. The state...
  • 'Into the Woods,' 'Dunsinane' headed to Wallis Annenberg Center

    'Into the Woods,' 'Dunsinane' headed to Wallis Annenberg Center
    A production of the musical "Into the Woods" from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, a concert with Branford Marsalis and an evening with former CIA director Leon Panetta will be among the highlights of the new season at the Wallis Annenberg Center for...
  • Marsalis, Philadelphia orchestra go by the book at the Wallis

     Marsalis, Philadelphia orchestra go by the book at the Wallis
    Branford Marsalis can be a beguiling saxophonist, whether as a jazz player, a pop musician or, increasingly, in the classical repertory. In the latter, he has distinguished himself particularly in French and Russian saxophone concertos, and he has...
  • Hear Nuggets of Future Vampire Weekend Songs (Maybe) at Broadway's 'This Is Our Youth'

    The average Broadway playgoer may not recognize the name Rostam Batmanglij when they see it in the program for "This Is Our Youth," the new staging of the 1996 play starring Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson. But a couple of them probably...
  • Orrin Evans keeps his big band fun and unpredictable

    Orrin Evans keeps his big band fun and unpredictable
    Orrin Evans says he likes challenging himself to do something different. He is doing just that with the Captain Black Big Band, coming to Lafayette College on Sept. 12. It is difficult to keep a big band going, both financially and organizationally, but...
  • Harry Connick Jr., on the record

    Harry Connick Jr., on the record
    Harry Connick Jr.'s 29th and latest album, "Every Man Should Know," features 12 tracks for which the singer wrote the music, lyrics and arrangements. In a phone interview from his home in Connecticut, where he lives with his wife, former model Jill...
  • Branford Marsalis on youth, age and keeping the fire

    Branford Marsalis on youth, age and keeping the fire
    A few years ago, saxophonist Branford Marsalis had a problem. Jeff "Tain" Watts, the longtime drummer in Marsalis' tightly woven quartet, was striking out to start a band of his own, and Marsalis needed to find a replacement. "I put out a feeler to...
  • Victor Goines' profile rising in Chicago, NYC and beyond

    Victor Goines' profile rising in Chicago, NYC and beyond
    These are lively days – and nights – for saxophonist-clarinetist Victor Goines, who last weekend presented the world premiere of an original orchestral suite at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York and this weekend offers new music over three...
  • List of Hampton Roads Grammy winners UPDATED

    List of Hampton Roads Grammy winners UPDATED
    Great American music cities such as Nashville, Memphis and New Orleans have produced musical greats by the dozen, but Hampton Roads can also hold its collective head high in that regard. Even with a smaller population, the region has yielded a healthy...
  • Archbishop Tutu's Last U.S. Speech A Tribute To Young People

    Archbishop Tutu's Last U.S. Speech A Tribute To Young People
    Archbishop Desmond Tutu addressed an estimated 200 to 250 participants in a peace walk in West Hartford Saturday morning before walkers departed on the 2.5 mile route to benefit the World Youth Peace Summit. Saturday's walk started at West Hartford...