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The church, R&B, country, jazz, and Ray Charles
Pan-stylistic fiddler and Berklee professor Matt Glaser was trying to come up with a selling point for his bosses at school on an idea for his American Roots Program — a symposium on blues, country music, and jazz.
| September 07, 2012
Peter Parcek | The Mathematics Of Love
Blues musicians have been recycling the same ol' same for so long that it's easy to forget just how exciting blues can be. Guitarslinger/singer Peter Parcek's thrill-a-minute The Mathematics of Love is a reminder of that.
| July 02, 2010
Providence Fall Preview Listings 2009
A page of listings for local music, theater, art, festivals and more this fall.
Music, theater, art, festivals and more in the coming months
| September 18, 2009
Interview: Jamie Foxx
"Until you get a chance to define another side of your career, people will always say, 'You're doing it as a hobby.' "
Jamie Foxx on acting, singing, comedy, and controversy
| August 14, 2009
Springer vs. Nero!
Two opera productions overlapping at the Calderwood Pavilion exploit exploitation.
Monteverdi's Poppea opens the Boston Early Music Festival, plus the Cantata Singers, the Discovery Ensemble, and Barbara Cook at the Pops
| June 12, 2009
Locally, Loverless, This Way, and now Highway Jackson are forging a bit of a rock renaissance in Portland.
Screaming down the Highway, over the limit
| March 04, 2009
The JCA has been at it since 1985, a collective of musicians who are primarily composers rather than players, in need of an outlet to hear their pieces.
Darrell Katz and the JCA, Ben Ratliff, Jeff Turton
| November 18, 2008
Darrell Katz/Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra | The Same Thing
Boston's Jazz Composers Alliance is fearless about subject matter — this, after all, is the organization that gave us The Death of Simone Weil as an "improvisational cantata."
| November 11, 2008
Let the rabble eat cake
Isn't it comforting to know that Dubya II McCain’s top economic advisors are Phil Gramm and Carly Fiorina?
The economy is in shambles, and McCain doesn’t get it
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| September 24, 2008
Walking the line
Duke Robillard comes out Swingin’.
Duke Robillard comes out Swingin’
| May 28, 2008
Portland scene report: May 9, 2008
Portland’s little music scene continues to make strange bedfellows.
Sibilance starts now
PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF
| May 07, 2008
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
| March 19, 2008
Neither the Ailey company nor The Groove ’s choreographer, Camille A. Brown, acknowledged these roots.
The Groove at the Wang
MARCIA B. SIEGEL
| February 12, 2008
The connection between jazz and India is at least as old as John Coltrane’s composition named for that country.
Rudresh Mahanthappa’s Indo-jazz connection
| February 12, 2008
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
| January 29, 2008
Rock and roles
A good number of the jokes in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story are available for your amusement right now, well ahead of the film’s December 21 theatrical-release date.
Dewey Cox and Rufus Wainwright
| December 04, 2007
Phillipe + Jorge have been absolutely giddy, as we have gone crazy about the World Series’ success of the Olde Towne Team.
New England is the home of past and future champions
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| October 31, 2007
To many political conservatives during Vietnam, championing the music of Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, and Joni Mitchell was the equivalent of French-kissing Chairman Mao.
Heeere’s . . . Johnny Cash!
| October 23, 2007
Three in two
The Red Sox were playing the first game of their ALDS with the Angels, but Dominique Eade had a nearly full house.
Dominique, Musillami, and Sco
| October 10, 2007
A tide of laughter breaks over comedian Eddie Brill as his high-speed spiel about an antic bar pick-up recounted in a string of clichés halts.
Eddie Brill and the Boston Comedy Festival
| October 01, 2007
Ooh La La
You know that scene in The Blues Brothers where Jake and Elwood are buying instruments for the band and find themselves organ shopping with Ray Charles?
Miss Fairchild sexes up New England a second time
| August 22, 2007
Past, present, future
Boston’s a small enough city that, when you’re working the nightlife circuit fairly regularly, you start recognizing people.
Faces — and phases — of Boston's nightlife
BY HEATHER BOUZAN
| July 13, 2007
Heart of the matter
Even among the oddballs of the music business, Doc Pomus was unusual.
Doc Pomus’s blues
| April 03, 2007
Sleight of hand
Ricky Jay laughs when I tell him he reminds me of Fred Astaire.
Ricky Jay releases an album
| February 20, 2007
The roots of rock
In 1939 Arthur Goldberg went to Hollywood and crowned himself Art Rupe, a suitably slick moniker for an entrepreneur in the booming post-war culture industry.
Concord unearths the Specialty catalog
| January 02, 2007
Brown was arguably the only rock and roll era performer to equal Elvis Presley in vocal authority, charisma, stage presence, song interpretation, and sexual magnetism.
| December 28, 2006
R.I.P., Godfather of Soul
Regular readers of the Cool, Cool World obviously recognize the musical genius of James Brown.
James Brown stood his ground against Cianci
PHILLIPE & JORGE
| December 27, 2006
Trouble in paradise
While our capital city continues to promote itself as a prime booster and center for the arts, we continue to wonder about the strength of that commitment.
An emerging art group fights bureaucracy in the supposed renaissance city
PHILLIPE & JORGE
| November 21, 2006
Red, white, and the blues
This article originally appeared in the September 30, 2005 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
The White Stripes at the Opera House, September 28, 2005
| October 25, 2006
Lambchop are the band playing in the bar of Nashville’s nicest hotel as the world collapses around them. Lambchop, “Paperback Bible”
Damaged | Merge
| September 18, 2006
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