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Neil Cooper on the Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart at the Tron Theater of Glasgow

The National Theatre of Scotland’s ongoing adventures in popular culture have impressed by avoiding any artistic tourism.
Designed to be played in spit-and sawdust-pubs, and performed here by five actor/musicians in the Tron’s atmospheric Victorian Bar, we’re introduced to the shy young… Read More >

Wynton Marsalis plays homage to Von Freeman

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August 29, 2012
Howard Reich
Just moments after Wynton Marsalis took the stage of Orchestra Hall on Tuesday night he addressed a subject on many people’s minds: Chicago tenor saxophonist Von Freeman, who died earlier this month at age 88.
“He was a legend,” Marsalis told a crowded… Read More >

Jazz in Chapel Hill

By Jeffrey Rossman
December 9, 2011 – Chapel Hill, NC
Unless you have been holed up in an underground bunker for the past two months with no access to the outside world, by now you would have been subjected to a relentless onslaught of arrangements of Christmas music, much of it ranging from… Read More >

Abigail Washburn on Earl Scruggs and China

By Roy Kasten Wed.
April 11 2012
“It’s safe to say that of all the ambassadors for old-time music — from Bill Monroe to Pete Seeger to Ralph Stanley — Abigail Washburn has had, through her passion for and knowledge of China, the most remarkable of international impacts. At… Read More >

Radu Lupu Presents Stunning Schubert

By C.J. Gianakaris
KALAMAZOO – Radu Lupu may not be a household name in this locale. That should change after Monday night’s spellbinding performance by the Romanian-born pianist. Lupu played before a sold-out Chenery Auditorium for the Gilmore Piano Masters Series, performing two works by… Read More >