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Joyce McMillan on The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart at the Victorian Bar, Tron Theatre, Glasgow

4 stars ****
As the Devil points out halfway through the evening, there is no peace for the wicked. Down you go to your local pub, and who should be there but the National Theatre of Scotland, in the shape of a touring company of five terrific actor-musicians, led by the gorgeous Madeleine Worrall… Read More >

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


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 >