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Black Music: LeRoi Jones-Amiri Baraka's Writings on Jazz Culture

Jones/Baraka's 'Black Music' looks at the implications of white influence on black music (i.e. jazz). Newark's poet laureate was known for his precision, if not his tact when tackling difficult issues that affected the black community.

Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, with Bill Cosby and Wynton Marsalis, Debuts at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

In a world sick with Cyrus hysteria and One Direction-less fever, the formation of a jazz ensemble would seem unlikely. But for Philadelphians, the emergence of a newly-founded jazz orchestra echoes the sounds from a city in its youth.

Jesse McGuire, the "Star-Spangled Banner"...and How He Won the Panthers-49ers Playoff Game Before Kickoff

The word "viral" has become a household term in describing the Internet's most relevant and popular posts. Would one ever assume a trumpeter's rendition of the "Star-Spangled Banner" to go viral, though? As unpredictable as the Internet may be, ...

NOLA Jazz Fest 2014 Lineup Announced

The lineup for the 2014 Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans has been released. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Arcade Fire, Phish, Eric Clapton, Vampire Weekend, Foster the People, Robert Plant and the Sensational Shape Shifters, John ...

Jazz Guitarist Joe Pass Turns 85 Today, So Here's the 'Virtuoso' with Ella Fitzgerald

Today, we celebrate guitar virtuoso Joe Pass' birthday. The jazz heavyweight would have been 85 years old.

UPDATE: National Endowment for the Arts' Jazz Masters Ceremony Concert (feat. Jarrett, Braxton, Davis, and Aebersold)

TONIGHT: The National Endowment for the Arts' Jazz Masters concert will be broadcast as scheduled.

Quickies: Edward Sharpe Scores Golden Globe, Dame Nellie's 'Downton Abbey,' Classical Karaoke App?, NYC Winter JazzFest Pix, Ballet Next

Beating both Hans Zimmer and John Williams, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros frontman Alex Ebert (a.k.a Ima Robot) took home the 2014 Golden Globe-Best Original Score for his music behind 'All is Lost.'

Jazz Legend Herbie Hancock Named Professor of Poetry by Harvard

Legendary jazz musician Herbie Hancock has been appointed by Harvard University as the 2014 Norton Professor of Poetry. With that honor, Hancock will deliver six lectures, each with a different subject, but the 73-year-old Oscar-winning composer told ...

Quickies: 2Pac's 'Holler if Ya Hear Me' on Broadway, Anna Netrebko's Flu, Blue Note Yourself App, Bolshoi to Lincoln Center, Dickie Landry Story

The $8 million production, sanctioned by Shakur's mother Afeni, opens on June 19 at the Palace Theater.

Supporters Crowdsource to Save Strata Records Master Tapes

Detroit was a hopping place to be a recording artist during the '60s. Of course there was Motown -which still gets all of the attention- but other labels turned out various records across a wide range of genres. Among those labels was Strata, an ...

Quickies: Beethoven Sells for $200K?, Gramo's Classical & Jazz, 'Lion King' Out Grosses Broadway, Boulezian on Gluck, Cracked Movie Music

An extraordinarily rare sketch leaf manuscript by the German composer Ludwig van Beethoven will be auctioned next month by New Hampshire based, RR Auction. More details can be found online at www.rrauction.com.

The Cover from Corwood: David Keenan Gets Jandek for WIRE 360 | February 2014

The reality, though, is that David Keenan, Mr. Volcanic Tongue, has scored an exclusive interview with the lonesome dove, himself, Jandek. Even better? The WIRE is making said chat its February cover story.

Wolf Tone: McDonald's of Wall Street to Ditch Their Grand Piano

Ah, time was when the Wall Street branch of McDonalds was distinct from all the others. It felt somehow, businessy, the kind of place busy finance execs might like to hang out. Much of that was due to the grand piano above the entrance. Time still ...

Lights Finally Go Out on 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' After Losses of $60 Million

'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark' finally closed on Broadway last weekend, after a run that included cast injuries, a change of director, an inflated budget and historic losses.

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