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Amazing grace

The morning after I get back from the 41st annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, an oil executive is on the radio: “We’re throwing everything we have at it.” Meaning the exploded BP-leased well in the Gulf of Mexico, 50 miles off the coast of
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival carries on
By JON GARELICK  |  May 07, 2010
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Review: Dr. John and the Neville Brothers at House of Blues

Even long-time fans probably didn't expect the generous, inspiring show Dr. John and the Neville Brothers delivered as part of a "Mardi Gras Mambo" tour stop at the House of Blues last Friday.
Dr. John and the Neville Brothers, live at the House of Blues on August 28, 2009
By JON GARELICK  |  September 04, 2009
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Farewell to John Hackett

Yes, John Hackett and his generally right-wing, white, and male editorial cohorts at the ’80s-vintage Urinal were regular punching bags at Casa Diablo.
Proof positive that a crusty conservative can be pals with proud liberals
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  May 23, 2007
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The talk of the town

With the Boston Globe Jazz & Blues Festival defunct and no other significant local jazz fest in sight, the Beantown Jazz Festival has been stepping up to fill the void.
Live jazz to die for
By JON GARELICK  |  September 13, 2006
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Let’s get physical

Shakespeare’s super-dainty Kates become cannoli in The Taming of the Shrew on Boston Common.
The Taming of the Shrew on Boston Common; Copenhagen at the Publick
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  August 01, 2006