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Review: Chico & Rita

This is the first animated movie nominated in that category to show pubic hair, and as a film for grown-ups it outclasses most of the nominees for Best Picture.
An animated film for grown-ups
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 02, 2012
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Daniel Rosenthal steps out

Trumpeter Daniel Rosenthal's Lines (American Melody) is one of those little gems of an album that comes along with regularity from Boston's indie-jazz scene.
Streaming
By JON GARELICK  |  October 28, 2011
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Review: Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel

You might expect that a sycophantic documentary about Hugh Hefner would suggest that Hef invented tits and ass. Brigitte Berman's Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel goes farther.
Rabbit run: Hef poses as a history maker
By BETSY SHERMAN  |  August 13, 2010
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Tony Cennamo (1933-2010)

Tony Cennamo is synonymous with jazz radio in Boston. A fixture on WBUR from the early '70s to his last late-night show in 1997, Cennamo — who died on June 8 — was lively, outspoken, even outrageous. But his depth of knowledge was irreproachable.
Boston jazz loses a great
By JON GARELICK  |  June 18, 2010
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Thinking outside the Woodbox

As Daniel Bernard Roumain was growing up in Margate, a small city in southeast Florida with a large Haitian population, he felt playing the violin was "a calling."
Fiddler on the Rise Dept.
By MATT TEMPESTA  |  March 19, 2010

Crossword: ''You want fries with that?''

Some people do
Some people do
By MATT JONES  |  November 20, 2009


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30 lists

30 things mentioned in the first issue of the Newpaper, 30 things that we miss, 30 things that weren't around 30 years ago, and more.  
Looking forward and looking back, list-style
By PROVIDENCE PHOENIX EDITORIAL STAFF  |  October 22, 2008
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Lalo Schifrin

The “rare beat” crowd has been clamoring for a re-release of this source of funky samples.
Mannix | Collectors’ Choice
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  September 16, 2008
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Life lessons

At 42, the pianist and composer Danilo Pérez is everywhere.
Danilo Pérez gets into the moment
By JON GARELICK  |  September 08, 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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The old neighborhood

Some call Charles “Teenie” Harris’s five decades of photos of Pittsburgh one of the grandest chronicles of African-American life ever assembled.
Charles ‘Teenie’ Harris at Gallery Kayafas, plus videos at MIT
By GREG COOK  |  December 12, 2007


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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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Standards

For much of his life, no one played Thelonious Monk pieces except Thelonious Monk.
Julius Hemphill at the Gardner, Cyrus Plays Elvis
By JON GARELICK  |  October 23, 2007
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Masters of Muppets

Here are some of our fave muppet musical moments.
The 20 best musical moments on the original Muppet Show .
By CARLY CARIOLI AND RYAN STEWART  |  August 27, 2007
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Birds of a feather

What continues to make the JVC Jazz Festival at Newport so vital these days isn’t just the variety but the depth of the variety.
The jazz flocks gather at Newport
By JON GARELICK  |  August 15, 2007
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The tenorist

The scene is typical for a Boston jazz date.
Jerry Bergonzi sets the standard — as player and teacher
By JON GARELICK  |  June 19, 2007


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Brass tacts

In case you’ve missed it, it’s all the rage.
What Cheer? Brigade makes its point loud and clear
By BOB GULLA  |  May 08, 2007
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Self help

In jazz, it’s always the iron age.
JazzBoston boosts the scene with Jazz Week
By JON GARELICK  |  April 18, 2007
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Let ’em sing!

Here, in no particular order, are some my favorite things from among the people, CDs, and performances I wrote about this year.
A year in jazz
By JON GARELICK  |  December 18, 2006

Kurt Cobain

This article originally appeared in the April 15, 1994 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
1967-1994
By JON GARELICK  |  November 14, 2006
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Marketplace and temple

At times, this ‘American’ program, led by the BSO’s first American music director, bordered on being a Pops concert.
The BSO’s opening night; Marcus Thompson and the Jupiter String Quartet
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  October 03, 2006


Bad with names

You’ll be relieved to learn that Maine has a law protecting you from the rampant abuse of nicknames.
Politics and other mistakes
By AL DIAMON  |  July 19, 2006
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Summer concert preview

Why cool down when the concert scene is just getting warmed up? Summer Guide 2006: Cheap thrills from Bar Harbor to New Haven.
Some ideas on how to rock away the summer months.
By WILL SPITZ  |  June 19, 2006

Pet Project

Crossword for January 6, 2006
May I lick your face, Mr. President?
By MATT JONES  |  February 09, 2006