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  • Film Review: 'More Than the Rainbow'

    Literally, the title of Dan Wechsler's "More Than the Rainbow" describes a photo taken by the movie's principal subject, New York street photographer Matt Weber. Figuratively, it describes the quest of all photographers for that perfect alchemy of subject and form, composition and timing, that makes one image stand apart from thousands of mere snapshots. That elusive pursuit is discussed at length by Weber and nearly a dozen other prolific shutterbugs in this loosely structured, always informative, sometimes illuminating portrait docu. Lacking any Vivian Maier-sized bogeyman, Wechsler's pic won't find a pot of gold in its limited theatrical run, but should find a niche audience of photography buffs in ancillary platforms.
  • Kurt Rosenwinkel at Jazz Showcase

    Kurt Rosenwinkel at Jazz Showcase
    Guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel long has walked a fine line between sophistication and accessibility, experimentation and convention. His knack for appealing to connoisseurs as well as the uninitiated has made him one of the most widely applauded...

    Danny Rivera y Chucho juntos en 'Coincidencias' el 12 de abril en Miami

    Danny Rivera y Chucho juntos en 'Coincidencias' el 12 de abril en Miami
    No es casualidad que, a estas alturas de sus largas y prolíficas trayectorias, Danny Rivera y Chucho Avellanet estén de gira en su primera serie de conciertos juntos en escena. Simplemente, ellos dirán, sucedió cuando tenía que suceder. Las...

    Cecile McLorin Salvant: daydream believer

    Cecile McLorin Salvant: daydream believer
    Miami-born Cecile McLorin Salvant must get tired of being called a prodigy. Because at just 24, she can claim a best jazz vocal album Grammy nomination for last year's "WomanChild." When she was 21, Salvant won the prestigious Thelonious Monk...

    Old Soul Cecile McLorin Salvant Gravitates Toward Standards

    Old Soul Cecile McLorin Salvant Gravitates Toward Standards
    At 21, an age that finds many of us grinding it out in unpaid internships or entry-level jobs (if we're lucky), vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant had already won the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, one of the jazz world's most...