| Jan 16, 2013
| 4:27 AM
Eight large puppet, representing musicians such as classical composer Johann Sebastian Bach and Johannes Brahms, will come to life Saturday in a program created by the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra and Mock Turtle Marionette Theatre. The “Museum...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Talk about the best birthday present ever.
You've got to think that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be smiling down as we, on the same day, celebrate his birth and the second inauguration of Barack Obama, our first African-American president.
| Jan 23, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Other cities may have had stuff like inaugurations and parades, but nothing can overpower Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day in New Haven. Especially when you place some open-minded violinists in the midst of steel-drum thumpers.
The MLK holiday in New...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:33 PM
No woman likes pain with her ponytail, and Jessica Frandson knows this as well as anyone.
After becoming a mom and wearing constant ponytails with hair ties that often hurt her head, she created the Twistband, "a soft piece of elastic material to hold...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 12:52 PM
The New Year has just begun, but the jazz scene never settles down. Among the weekend's highlights:
Rob Mazurek: The enterprising Chicago cornetist has produced remarkable work with his aptly named Exploding Star Orchestra, which conjures a...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 9:46 PM
Choreographer Valery Tereshkin had a very long day ahead of him as he sat in a hotel lobby in Glendale this week. Just days before, his Russian Jazz Ballet had performed “Territory of Jazz” at the Alex Theatre, dancing to popular songs from...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 9:12 AM
Frank Zappa probably would have been intrigued.
The Chicago Jazz Orchestra's brave, often brilliant, sometimes thrilling, somewhat flawed Zappa tribute at the Park West on Saturday night gave his music a spotlight it does not routinely receive in the...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 2:43 PM
Jazz trombonist John Allred, whose career includes work with such jazz greats as Harry Connick Jr., Wycliffe Gordon and Woody Herman, will perform in a free concert at Valencia College’s Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3....
| Mar 19, 2013
| 12:34 PM
For years, I’ve put Johnny Cash in the Elvis Presley category: I respect him, but I don’t listen to his music.
That all changed when a friend made me a Johnny Cash mix-tape. I tried to tell him that maybe it wasn’t “my kind of...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 1:51 PM
The Recessionals Jazz Band is coming to the Richland Performing Arts Center on March 23 beginning at 7 p.m.
The Brooklyn-based band's “Go For Broke” tour is in support of their latest CD of the same title. Their danceable music has the...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 11:15 PM
IMPERIAL — The rhythm and feel of timeless jazz music echoed through the Imperial Valley Expo during the fourth annual Jimmie Cannon Jazz Fest at the California Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta here Thursday.
The annual event featured the sounds of four...