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  • 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.
  • Baltimore's Oscar connection 2013

    Baltimore's Oscar connection 2013
    Baltimore may not be Hollywood East, but once again, the Oscars include a distinctly Bawlamer element. Craig Bartholomew Strydom, writer of the Oscar-winning documentary "Searching for Sugar Man," lived in Baltimore until last year. Read about his...

    Early albums by Swamp Dogg, the Portsmouth-born soul cult hero, reissued on CD and vinyl

    Early albums by Swamp Dogg, the Portsmouth-born soul cult hero, reissued on CD and vinyl
    Jerry Williams, better known to record collectors and soul obsessives as Swamp Dogg, remains a shadowy figure even to many in his hometown of Portsmouth. A ray of light is being beamed at his legacy, though, courtesy of Alive Naturalsound Records. The...

    Dr. John diverts praise for new disc with Black Keys guitarist, Grammy, Rock Hall to others

     
    Even after a solo recording career that this year marks 45 years, even after being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, even after winning his sixth Grammy Award in February for his newest album, “Locked Down,” famed...

    Return to Forever and Zappa Plays Zappa return to play Boca

    Return to Forever and Zappa Plays Zappa return to play Boca
    Return to Forever. Photo by C. Taylor Crothers, Kimberly Wright and Miles Standish Pettengill III Among jazz enthusiasts, Chick Corea will always be remembered mostly as a sideman rather than a band leader. This is to be expected for the man who played...