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  • Review: Miguel Zenon's compelling art of accessibility

    Review: Miguel Zenon's compelling art of accessibility
    Exactly how saxophonist Miguel Zenon makes a music at once complex yet readily accessible remains one of the mysteries of his art.
  • The magical sound of Miguel Zenon's saxophone

    The magical sound of Miguel Zenon's saxophone
    Even if Miguel Zenon didn't command a formidable technique and excel in the immensely attractive music of his native Puerto Rico, he would lure listeners with the signature sound of his horn. Translucent in tone, lyrical in spirit and rich in expressive...

    No excuse for Rachel Dolezal's lies

    No excuse for Rachel Dolezal's lies
    "I'm white inside but that don't help my case 'Cause I can't hide what is in my face How would it end, ain't got a friend My only sin is in my skin What did I do to be so black and blue" Long before "black is beautiful" came that 1929 musical...

    Ornette Coleman liberated jazz

    Few jazz musicians have been honored and reviled, celebrated and cursed more widely or more vigorously than Ornette Coleman, who died at 1 a.m. Thursday in Manhattan at age 85. An innovator to the core, the composer and multi-instrumentalist redefined...

    Alton to soon unveil Miles Davis statue

    A bronzed sculpture of jazz trumpeter and band leader Miles Davis will soon be unveiled in the Illinois riverfront town where he was born. The Alton Telegraph (bit.ly/1IFPfII ) reports that an unveiling of the downtown sculpture by Chicago artist Preston...