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The Orpheum Theatre is now offering a special ticket package for the 2012 Fall Jazz Series. Chick Corea and Gary Burton with the Harlem String Quartet, Esperanza Spalding, and the Branford Marsalis Quartet are the performers in the Orpheum’s...
Best Jazz: Isaac Young Quartet To say Isaac Young, a 25-year-old bandleader from New Britain, is just a jazz musician, or even just a saxophone player, isn't quite right. True, his groups — a Trio, a Quartet, a groove-jazz project called Puremotion...
He calls himself a "one-dimensional" guy, but longtime Charlevoix band director Gary Stutzman seems anything but. Here's how Stutzman describes his approach to education: "I'm one-dimensional," he says. "I'm a band guy, I'm a band guy, I'm a band guy."...
Some of the best music of the 34th annual Chicago Jazz Festival played during its finale on Sunday night. But so did some of the worst. Several performances at the Petrillo Music Shell projected quite clearly from the acoustically challenged venue. But...
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Sentinel School Zone - Orlando SentinelThe cast of Howard's Spring 2011 musical “Seussical Jr.” The school's performing arts program is the reason the academy was established there. The new Howard Middle School Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts won a national award last...
Now that the 34th annual Chicago Jazz Festival is fully underway – having kicked off Thursday night at Millennium Park – Chicagoans can focus on figuring out what to catch this weekend. Following is an annotated guide to some of the most...
There's at least one person in Charlevoix who's looking forward to the start of school. New band director Duane Willson will begin his new position alongside the students after Labor Day, and "Right now I'm just looking forward to starting school. I'm...
Just moments after Wynton Marsalis took the stage of Orchestra Hall on Tuesday night he addressed a subject on many people's minds: Chicago tenor saxophonist Von Freeman, who died earlier this month at age 88. "He was a legend," Marsalis told a crowded...
Though the 34th annual Chicago Jazz Festival surely has its flaws, it generates tremendous energy and interest for America's greatest gift to the arts: jazz. The festival proper features major shows at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Aug. 31 at Pritzker...
Fascinating music constantly bubbles up from the caldron that is Chicago jazz, the latest example coming from the horn and pen of Josh Berman. The very fact that he plays cornet, an instrument largely relegated to the history books, and collaborates with...
This list is not all inclusive. Acting troops The Drama Group This all-volunteer theater group has been bringing Broadway to the south suburbs since 1931. Its current season includes: "Avenue Q" in October,"12 Angry Men"in December, and "Superior...
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Von Freeman was revered as a tenor saxophonist but was never a major star, worshiped by critics but perpetually strapped for cash. He seemed to purposely avoid commercial success. When trumpeter Miles Davis phoned Freeman in the 1950s looking for a...
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