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The Clock Is Ticking

Posted February 28th, 2013 at 10:11 pm (UTC+0)
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By Ray McDonald Eric Clapton sounds tired. Talking to “Rolling Stone” Magazine, the 67-year-old guitar legend says he plans to stop touring once he hits 70. Eric says he still loves to perform, but the rigors of traveling – such as dealing with immigration officials and security checks – is proving too much. I can […]

The Bizarre Oscars Audio Mix

Posted February 25th, 2013 at 4:54 pm (UTC+0)
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By Eric Felten More than a few have commented on just how strange it was that the live pit orchestra at the Oscars last night was performing not in the actual theater, but from down the road at Capitol Studios. As one might expect from Capitol (where such great — and great-sounding — recordings as […]

What’s the Score at the Oscars?

Posted February 22nd, 2013 at 10:10 pm (UTC+0)
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By Doug Levine Is it just me or do the Academy Awards come earlier and earlier every year?  I used to equate Hollywood’s biggest night with the change of seasons, when, in late March or early April, the warmth of spring was just around the corner and I could finally get out of the house […]

Branford Marsalis and other Jazzers Hiding in Movie Soundtracks

Posted February 22nd, 2013 at 8:55 pm (UTC+0)
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How would you write the score for this movie?

And The Little Gold Guy Goes To…

Posted February 22nd, 2013 at 7:50 pm (UTC+0)
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By Ray McDonald Sunday, February 24 marks the 85th edition of the Academy Awards – now officially re-branded as “The Oscars.” The origins of that name, which attached long ago to the statuette awarded winners, are contested. Legendary actress Bette Davis claimed she gave the little gold guy the nickname “Oscar” because she said  it […]

The other side of love …

Posted February 18th, 2013 at 9:53 pm (UTC+0)
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By Katherine Cole OK, enough with the hearts and flowers. If you were anywhere near a newspaper, television or radio last week, you were probably made aware of the St. Valentine’s Day holiday — the most sickly sweet day of the year. And while many radio shows turned your stomach with songs of undying love […]

Andrea Brachfeld, Lady Of The Island

Posted February 14th, 2013 at 6:37 pm (UTC+0)
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Jazz flutist and composer Andrea Brachfeld is the first female to play Salsa in the United States

Who’s the Best New Artist?

Posted February 5th, 2013 at 10:15 pm (UTC+0)
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By Ray McDonald I’ve been following the Grammy awards for four decades and never tire of one category in particular: Best New Artist. It’s sheer entertainment finding out who the Recording Academy sees fit to nominate. Past winners have included such howlers as the Starland Vocal Band and A Taste Of Honey. And let’s not […]

Mumbai Blues

Posted January 31st, 2013 at 8:32 pm (UTC+0)
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By Katherine Cole I’m just back from two and a half weeks touring around India—wish I could have spent twice that long in that wonderful country. I didn’t get to any clubs or concert halls on this trip, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t hear any good music. Breakfast at our hotel in Udaipur featured […]

Pianist Paul Hofmann and Jazz-Classical Intersection

Posted January 29th, 2013 at 8:05 pm (UTC+0)
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Jazz and classical music are highly connected, says acclaimed pianist and composer Paul Hofmann

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