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  • Renewed appreciation for 'Buena Vista Social Club'

    Renewed appreciation for 'Buena Vista Social Club'
    The film “Buena Vista Social Club” is a love letter to old Cuba by acclaimed director Wim Wenders, but it was the music -- and the then-unknown-to-most musicians who created it -- that was being celebrated by its best-documentary Oscar nomination. Now comes news that, nearly 20 years later, “lost” music from those sessions is about to be released.
  • Critic's Notebook: Cutting-edge jazz is missing at the Hollywood Bowl

    Critic's Notebook: Cutting-edge jazz is missing at the Hollywood Bowl
    Living in Los Angeles, one of the early joys of summer is running down the schedule at the Hollywood Bowl. Probably the most famed venue on the West Coast, the Bowl's sprawling, woodsy confines and nearly 18,000-person capacity can transform mere concerts...

    Symphony Center jazz season: Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis and Mavis Staples

    Symphony Center jazz season: Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis and Mavis Staples
    In 1994, Orchestra Hall — home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra — took a gamble. The grand old institution for the first time launched a jazz subscription series, betting that Chicagoans would commit to a season of such events, albeit a short...

    Latin Grammys: The complete list of nominees

     
    A complete list of Latin Grammy nominees.

    Latin Grammys 2011: Complete nominees and winners

     
    Calle 13 led the nominations for 12th Latin Grammy Awards with a record 10. Below is a complete list of the 2011 nominations as provided by the Latin Recording Academy. Winners are in bold italics. General Field Record Of The...