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The Who, Ryan Adams, John Legend Wrap Jazz Fest Day 2

Posted 1 day ago
"The Gods of Rock wouldn't let it rain on The Who," shouted a voice in the crowd fleeing an afternoon storm at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. And They didn't - the sun broke through by late afternoon and The Who had the chance to sing Talkin Bout My Generation to their generation.

"Hope I die before I get old," a tie-dye wearing fan sang along at the far ...
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Theater: Marilyn Maye Toasts Sinatra At 54 Below

Posted 1 week ago
MARILYN MAYE -- HER WAY: A TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA *** out of ****
54 BELOW

Do I need to launch a Kickstarter campaign? Somebody, somewhere needs to get Marilyn Maye into a recording studio, pronto. She's been captured on record (The Lamp Is Low is a great place to start) but not nearly as much as her talent deserves. Rosemary Clooney had a late career resurgence via Concord ...
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Why Billie Holiday Was A Singer Beyond Our Understanding

Posted 2 weeks ago
Most artists belong to their times, but Billie Holiday, born 100 years ago Tuesday, fits in the present. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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New albums honor Billie Holiday on centennial of her birth

Posted 3 weeks ago
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The odds were stacked against Eleanora Fagan, who was born to unwed teenage parents in Philadelphia on April 7, 1915. But she would become perhaps the most influential jazz singer ever, Billie Holiday, whose centennial is being celebrated with new albums honoring her legacy.
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Peaked at #11: Iconic Pop Hits That Missed the Top 10 by One Notch

Posted 3 weeks ago
Considered by many in the music industry to be the most frustrating place on the charts for a pop single to peak, I have always been fascinated with songs that made their home at #11. These singles ascended almost all the way only to lose their momentum at the U.S. Top 10's doorstep. By just one notch they were denied of ever being celebrated in a weekly Top 10 list. However these singles (listed ...
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Kid and Playful: Jessie Baylin Steps Out of Her Dark Shadow

Posted 3 weeks ago
It was around this time three years ago when serious-minded singer-songwriter Jessie Baylin turned prankster, playing the trick of a lifetime on her mother.

"Mom, I just want to tell you, I'm not pregnant," Baylin said matter-of-factly.

"Oh, that's OK," Dori Baldassarre responded, figuring she would become a doting grandmother one day. Then Baylin de ...
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Theater: Broadway's Golden Age; Seeing Double At "Twelfth Night"

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BROADWAY BY THE YEAR 1941-1965 *** out of ****
TWELFTH NIGHT (OR, WHAT YOU WILL) *** out of ****
WHAT YOU WILL (OR, TWELFTH NIGHT) *** 1/2 out of ****

BROADWAY BY THE YEAR 1941-1965 *** out of ****
THE TOWN HALL

I just saw Monday March 30th's edition of the ongoing series Broadway By The Year and I'm already penciling in (make that inking in) the next two ...
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A Job That Rocks: An Interview With a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Curator

Posted 1 month ago
It's the home of some of rock and roll's most sacred and iconic artifacts, like Michael Jackson's white glove, Elvis' jumpsuits and Jimi Hendrix's guitar. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, is home to over 10,000 items of music history like these -- but who finds them? Who assembles them? Who gets to reach out to globally famous acts and ask them for their stuff? ...
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Audra McDonald To Return To Broadway In 2016 For 'Shuffle Along' Musical

Posted 2 months ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald is returning to Broadway next year in a show that reaches back over 90 years.

Producer Scott Rudin said Thursday that McDonald will star next March in a show that looks at the making of the 1921 hit "Shuffle Along," one of the first Broadway musicals to be written and directed by African-Americans. The show — to ...
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Better Than Home: Chats with Beth Hart, The Stone Foxes and Sugar Ray Norcia, Plus Buffalo Rodeo, Dida and Elaine Romanelli Exclusives

Posted 2 months ago
A Conversation with Beth Hart
 
Mike Ragogna: Beth, your new album is titled Better Than Home. So what's better than home?
 
Beth Hart: "Better Than Home," the song, is about getting out of your hiding place and having the courage to live as loud as possible. It is about feeling the life that has been given and has been waiting for you all along.
 
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