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Gubernatorial agonistes

On Tuesday, WRNI political reporter and former Phoenix news editor and master of the Casa Diablo elbow bend, Ian Donnis, broke the news that veteran political communications specialist, Bill Fischer, head ramrod at True North Communications, had sign
Caprio makes a big move. Plus, reasons to block the LNG terminal
By PHILLIPE & JORGE  |  August 07, 2009
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Iggy Pop | Préliminaires

Astralwerks (2009)
Astralwerks (2009)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  July 03, 2009
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Review: ''Backstage Pass'' at the PMA

The half-century chronology covered by the Portland Museum of Art's latest exhibition, "Backstage Pass," reveals in photographic portraiture a story of music that is a euphemism for the ultimate creative act. Like sex, rock-and-roll is about surrender
Nothing new — and that's not a bad thing
By IAN PAIGE  |  January 21, 2009
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Hearts of glass

In the photo it is night, and two women in cocktail dresses sit — perhaps chatting while jazz plays in the background — in a spare modern living room.
California cool at the Addison Gallery
By GREG COOK  |  March 19, 2008
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Shoulda-been

Here’s another knock against the bonehead Foreign Language Oscar selections for 2007.
The Band’s Visit  goes Oscar-less
By GERALD PEARY  |  February 20, 2008
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The long view

Bob Blumenthal’s first book is out, and the wonder is that we didn’t get it sooner.
Bob Blumenthal’s history of jazz
By JON GARELICK  |  January 29, 2008


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Lost and found

Let’s Get Lost  is getting a deserved second act, with a restored 35mm print screening at the Brattle Theatre January 25 through February 7.
Bruce Weber’s portrait of Chet Baker
By GERALD PEARY  |  January 22, 2008
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In action

In the era of YouTube, we’re apt to forget that not every note of music ever played has been captured on film or video.
The ‘Jazz Icons’ DVDs
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  November 26, 2007
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I think I have the vapors

Listen and learn, people.
Dennis Brennan CD release bash, Lizard Lounge, May 19, 2007
By JON GARELICK  |  May 23, 2007
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Sense in the sound

In Stephen Sondheim’s old formulation, opera is about music and musical theater is about words.
When it comes to singing (jazz and otherwise), it's about more than words
By JON GARELICK  |  September 20, 2006
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Sax machines

In our guitar-centric culture it’s easy to forget that the first rock-and-roll instrument was the saxophone. Deric Dyer, "I've Got to Use My Imagination" (mp3) Paul Ahlstrand, "Sunday Hang" (mp3)
Local luminaries Deric Dyer and Paul Ahlstrand
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  August 29, 2006