Mahalia Jackson

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Mixed Magic’s When Mahalia Sings

Mahalia Jackson was more than a celebrity before her death in 1972.
Amazing grace
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  June 29, 2012

Sweet inspiration

For more than three decades, until her death in 1972, Mahalia Jackson’s powerful contralto voice raised the spirits of even nonbelievers through her inspiring gospel singing. In an original production, Mixed Magic Theatre is reminding us about her legacy
Mixed Magic’s When Mahalia Sings
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 09, 2010

Jew note

Defining "Jewish" music is pretty much a fool's task — not much easier than defining jazz.
First Annual Boston Jewish Music Festival, plus the Klezmatics
By JON GARELICK  |  February 26, 2010

Soul survivors

Gospel recordings go back to the 1920s, the beginning of commercial recording.
A short list of gospel essentials
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  March 23, 2009

Holy rollers

The double bill of the Blind Boys of Alabama and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Symphony Hall on Friday is a match made in New Orleans.
The Blind Boys of Alabama and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  March 23, 2009

Preacher Jack gets it from on high

“I get my energy directly from Jesus,” says Preacher Jack Coughlin.
Boston rock legend and 66-year-old piano wrangler keeps hammering the keys
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  June 17, 2008


Mastering the masterpieces

It’s not exactly a trip down Memory Lane, but this weekend Boston Ballet is revisiting some pieces and choreographers it hasn’t performed in the Mikko Nissinen era.
Boston Ballet takes on Balanchine, Tudor, and Tharp
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 21, 2008