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Jazz (Music Genre)

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  • Dillard's big-band sound often goes unnoticed at home

    Dillard's big-band sound often goes unnoticed at home
    If you ever get the chance to see the Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Ensemble perform, do it. This collection of high school students ranks as one of South Florida's more underappreciated cultural jewels, which is a shame since they are such...
  • Jazz singers bring new life to old standards

    Jazz singers bring new life to old standards
    Jamie Cullum doesn't want anybody to get the wrong idea about his new album, "Interlude." A British singer and piano player who emerged in the early 2000s as a precocious, messy-haired jazz star, Cullum spent the next decade inching ever closer to pop....
  • Florida travel calendar for March

    Florida travel calendar for March
    Check out festivals and events in March across the state. This list is organized by region. Central Florida (including Orlando, Kissimmee, Daytona Beach, Sanford, the Space Coast, Lakeland/Polk and Lake County) Feb. 7- April 18: Universal Studios...
  • From tragedy springs author's search for identity and freedom

    The newly released novel, "The Orphan Sky," is the literary debut of Azerbaijani-American musician Ella Leya, a fictional work based on the author's world of childhood fantasies, her coming of age tale of love and sacrifice, and her tribute to the soul of...
  • 'Ballet 422' peeks behind curtain at birth of a Justin Peck ballet

    'Ballet 422' peeks behind curtain at birth of a Justin Peck ballet
    All eyes are on Justin Peck. Only 27, the gifted New York City Ballet soloist has already choreographed 15 ballets for that company as well as the Miami City Ballet and the L.A. Dance Project since 2009. Last year, he was named resident choreographer...
  • Here & Now for Feb. 11

    Here & Now for Feb. 11
    Entertainment throughout the county. Fox Lake Plunge fundraiser: The 2015 Polar Plunge will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 22 at Lakefront Park, 71 Nippersink Blvd. Check-in time is from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Also, there will be a pre-registration event from...
  • Chicago Humanities Festival has new artistic director

    Chicago Humanities Festival has new artistic director
    The Chicago Humanities Festival said it would name on Wednesday Jonathan Elmer its new artistic director, a half-time position that helps guide the festival's programming choices and serves as one of its public faces. Elmer, 54, is a professor of...
  • Chicago Dance Crash gets experimental for Dance Center show

    Chicago Dance Crash gets experimental for Dance Center show
    On the brink of its 13th season, Chicago Dance Crash is still doing what it does best: changing things up. This risk-taking fusion troupe — whose native styles range from ballet and break dance to acrobatics and capoeira — has produced shows...
  • The African Beat Of Antibalas, Zap Mama Coming To Storrs

    The African Beat Of Antibalas, Zap Mama Coming To Storrs
    Before phonographs and commercial radio, Western listeners were better prepared to hear music in chunks lasting more than, say, your typical three-minute pop song. There were folk songs that sometimes went on for 10 or 12 verses; even "The Star Spangled...
  • New Orleans-inspired Qbar sounds the right notes

    New Orleans-inspired Qbar sounds the right notes
      ★★★ I'm not one of those restaurant critics who thinks that any chef with a French accent is automatically a genius in the kitchen. But talking to chef Laurent Tasic on the phone, I sensed that he takes just as much care with...
  • The vice that became a dance phenomenon

    Aside from acting, actor Robert Duvall’s grand passion is tango dancing. He combined those two loves in the “Assassination Tango” movie (2002), playing a hit man in Buenos Aires. Quite the expert tango dancer, Duvall once remarked that...