Duke Ellington

Mad River’s Rhythm Man

Mad River Glen's Single Chair has taken skiers some 2,000 feet up the face of the mountain since 1948 (refurbished in 2007). At a speed of 550 feet …

Skiing

Talk Nation Radio: Jackson Lears on the Russiagate Religion

- Advertisement -<p><b>Jackson Lears</b> is the Board of Governors Professor of History at Rutgers University. Lears is the editor of the journal <i>Raritan: A</i> …

Liberal View

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Jazz and the Freedom Movement

In the speech he gave before the Lincoln Memorial at the March on Washington in August 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., employed the refrain, “Now …

Black History

Detroit motor show 2018: all the star cars

<b>Mercedes Benz G-Class</b><p>Mercedes-Benz has kept faith with Motor City's annual car shindig and strived to get journalists over the pond and pull something out of the hat worthy of their attention for press day, or at least its classy cocktail party on the eve of the same.<p>This year it launched the …

Trucks

The accidental poster child for the civil rights movement soldiers on

On her 12th birthday, Edith Lee-Payne witnessed history. She also became an icon — but she didn’t know until decades later.<p>As a child, the career …

Black Lives Matter

"Losing the War on Truth"

My new Nation colum is here https://www.thenation.com/article/trump-is-winning-the-war-on-truth/ and it’s called “<b>Trump Is Winning the War on Truth.” The subhed is “</b><i>Lying presidents aren’t new, but Trump’s mendacity stands apart,” but it is more about the how the Times covers his lies and how</i> …

Jazz

How LA's MLK Boulevard got its name because of another King

Celes King III was a high-profile Republican businessman in South L.A. His family ran a well-known bail bonds outfit as well as the Dunbar Hotel, …

Black History

For black celebrities like Oprah, it’s impossible to be apolitical

There is a long American tradition of black public figures assuming political roles<p>Oprah Winfrey’s rousing Golden Globe speech has many speculating whether the media mogul will become a presidential candidate in 2020, with some pundits questioning the merits of another “celebrity” president.<p>But to …

U.S. Politics

Audiophilia Forever: An Expensive New Year’s Shopping Guide

Here are some of the most beautiful recorded musical sounds that I have heard in the past few weeks: the matched horns and clarinet, very soft, in Duke Ellington’s “Mood Indigo,” recorded in 1950; Buddy Holly, in his just-hatched-this-morning voice, singing “Everyday,” recorded in 1957; the London …

Audiophile

Stream Big Playlists of Music from Haruki Murakami’s Personal Vinyl Collection and His Strange Literary Worlds

Haruki Murakami readers, or even those of us who've just read about his novels, know to expect certain things from his books: cats, ears, wells, …

Culture

Q&A: Chick Corea on his regrets, Grammys, future plans and more

Chick Corea is hands down one of the most decorated jazz composers of all time, and he is certainly one of fusion's most important pioneering minds. …

Jazz

7 Ways To Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day In Los Angeles

The late, great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is remembered every year on the third Monday of January. So, mark your 2018 calendar for January 15 and …

Black History

Dave Chappelle and the ‘Imperfect Allies’ the #MeToo Movement Needs

The opening credits of Dave Chappelle’s Netflix comedy special “The Bird Revelation” begin, somewhat unusually, with an epigraph: “I came alive. I …

Dave Chappelle

Finding Peace In America After 50 Years | Gary

<b>By Erick Johnson, Crusader Newspaper Group</b><p>The buses were empty and the crowds began filling up Holy Street Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. In …

Black History

How to volunteer on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Philadelphia and 11 other ways to celebrate

How you can do some good this MLK Day

Black History

Top 10: The Most Watched Bass Videos (December 2017)

Clear your schedule, because it is time for our monthly roundup of the best bass videos.<p>Here are the No Treble reader favorite videos from December …

Bass Guitar

With the Albina Music Trust, a Local DJ Is Reviving North Portland’s Forgotten Funk

Bobby Smith wants to save Portland's soul. Then he wants to give it a home.<p>But the first step in that process is reminding the city that it existed …

Jazz

Frankie Valli 'never wanted to be a pop singer,' but Four Seasons hits, 'Grease' brought high notes

Frankie Valli reflects on the Four Seasons, Frank Sinatra, what he looks for in a song and why another Frankie took his part in "Grease."

Arizona

Jazz at Lincoln Center Will Re-Create This Historic Concert 8 Decades Later

JCLO musicians re-produce the 1938 Benny Goodman concert that rocked the jazz world.<p>Benny Goodman—the “King of Swing”—presented his landmark debut …

Jazz

Monash Academy Orchestra - Monash Academy of Performing Arts

Monash Academy Orchestra is a symphony orchestra based on the Clayton campus of Monash University. Consisting of students from the Sir Zelman Cowen …

Orchestras

BPO Presents The Music of The Doors

Fans of The Doors should mark their calendars for a unique tribute show being performed by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra later this month as …

Buffalo

Giants legend Willie McCovey at 80: ‘Every day is a blessing’

Image 1of/9<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Willie McCovey seems eternally and eminently upbeat despite grueling physical issues that have taken a toll on his body but …

Baseball

You've probably never done these 15 things in Bristol, but you really should

It's always the way; people who actually live in a city as vibrant and varied as Bristol are the ones who get bogged down, while visitors see its …

London

Community news: West Kerry

Glory days were recalled, matches replayed, scores counted and maybe even settled, as teams from a bright period in Dingle GAA's history during the …

News (Ireland)

Charles Lloyd, Lucinda Williams, Tower of Power top the 2018 Playboy Jazz Festival bill

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has announced the lineup for the 40th annual Playboy Jazz Festival and it will include sets by legendary …

Jazz

Maurice Peress, Conductor Who Worked With Ellington, Dies at 87

Maurice Peress, a conductor who worked closely with both Leonard Bernstein and Duke Ellington, and whose twin passions for jazz and classical music were reflected in his penchant for reconstructing important concerts from the past, died on Dec. 31 at his home in Manhattan. He was 87.<p>His son, Paul, …

Obituaries

The complexities of passing for white

How a Harlem Renaissance actress negotiated bigotry and made her way in the movies<p>When African American actress Fredi Washington played a black girl …

Culture

Pat Martino: A Beautiful Mind

<b>“There is consonance and there is dissonance,” says Martino. “What gives them importance is motion,<br>and motion has no sound.” Photo by R.R. Jones</b><p>“It’s …

Jazz

Look behind you, Nadine Dorries. No killjoys here

Try as I might, I could find no trace of leftie snowflakes spoiling the festive spirit<p>For the first time in many years, I spent Christmas in London, rather than travelling to a rural part of a nearby country, the Republic of Ireland.<p>That journey, usually undertaken in a car jam-packed with …

Opinion (UK)

Theater books of 2017 to read in 2018

Below is a list of theater books, most of which were published in 2017. Click on the titles to find more information and to purchase these books, …

Broadway Theatre