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  • Ray Collins dies; singer with the Mothers of Invention was 75

    Ray Collins dies; singer with the Mothers of Invention was 75
    The Soul Giants were a struggling R&B cover band in Pomona in the mid-1960s when lead singer Ray Collins fired the group's guitarist and invited a musical collaborator from Rancho Cucamonga to take his place. His name was Frank Zappa.
  • PASSINGS: Claude Nobs

    Claude Nobs, 76, the founder and general manager of the Montreux Jazz Festival, whose passion for music and artistry introduced generations of legendary musicians to international audiences on the Swiss stage, died Thursday after sustaining injuries...

    #couchtour: A Growing Number of Artists Are Live-Streaming Their Shows, and Fans Are Tuning In

    #couchtour: A Growing Number of Artists Are Live-Streaming Their Shows, and Fans Are Tuning In
    Puffing dabs. No mawltards spilling schwill on me. No Alaska bathroom lines. And puffing dabs. #couchtour positives. — @walker_albert, Dec. 28, 2012. It's a weekday night in the suburbs. The kids are in bed, and you're wide awake. What to do?...

    'Battle of the Saxes' raises the curtain

    'Battle of the Saxes' raises the curtain
    For years, the "Battle of the Saxes" that played the Green Mill Jazz Club each New Year's Eve was less a contest than a lively exchange of ideas between Chicago tenor saxophone icon Von Freeman and former Chicago tenorist Edward Petersen. The...

    Remembering Ken Chaney with a major tribute

    Remembering Ken Chaney with a major tribute
    The death of esteemed Chicago pianist Ken Chaney in December, at age 73, caught his fans by surprise and left a hole in the city's musical life. As bandleader, he presided over such distinctive ensembles as the funk-tinged Ken Chaney Xperience, which...