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  • Dave Brubeck dies at 91; jazz legend

    Dave Brubeck dies at 91; jazz legend
    In the strait-laced Eisenhower 1950s, Dave Brubeck seemed, on one hand, deeply conventional. He didn't drink, smoke or take drugs. He favored expressions like "baloney!" and "you bet" over ruder alternatives. He had a prodigious work ethic that had been ground into him by his cowboy father on the family's California cattle ranch.
  • Album review: Bryan Ferry Orchestra, 'The Jazz Age'

    Album review: Bryan Ferry Orchestra, 'The Jazz Age'
    1 star (out of 4) As a youth, Bryan Ferry immersed himself in the “trad jazz” scene thriving in pre-Beatles England, and began a lifelong fascination with Louis Armstrong’s early combos, Dixieland and ragtime. “The Jazz Age&...

    The funky beat of musical New Orleans

    The funky beat of musical New Orleans
    NEW ORLEANS — The cab careened past Washington Square and onto Frenchmen Street. It was close to 10 p.m., and the neighborhood was filled with locals adorned with tattoos, piercings and lots of ragged black accessories. "The cab drivers call this...

    Presidential campaign song quiz

    Presidential campaign song quiz
    Choose whether each song is on (A) Barack Obama’s campaign Spotify playist, (B) Mitt Romney’s campaign Spotify playlist or (C) Neither. 1. “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow,” The Soggy Bottom Boys 2. “I Won’t Back Down,&...

    HBO’s Treme Season 3 recap of premiere, Episode 1

     
    HBO’s Treme season 3 premiere opens at night, a redlining neighborhood, a crowd forming at an intersection, “25 months after the storm.” Struggling, cab-fare-haggling onetime bandleader and freelance trombonist Antoine Batiste (Wendell...