Arts & Culture
11:22 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Loyola opera workshop presents 'Oktoberfest: Opera's Greatest Drinking Songs'

Loyola University

The opera program at Loyola University New Orleans will present its fall workshop, “Oktoberfest: Opera’s Greatest Drinking Songs,” on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium in Monroe Hall. A free reception will be held at 9 p.m. on the second floor of the Communications/Music Complex following the Oktoberfest event.

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A Blog Supreme
6:06 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

'Treme,' Ep. 26: That's What Buddy Bolden Said

The Lambreaux men protest the demolition of housing projects.
Paul Schiraldi HBO

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 4:45 pm

Certain episodes of Treme seem to wear their ideological hearts on their sleeves, and this was one. You open with Desiree's mother's house getting torn down in a city mix-up; you have Davis throwing around phrases like "preservation through neglect"; you see housing projects torn down amid protest with the implication of a corrupt deal; you get protagonists like the Bernette family being harassed by police; you witness clueless developers trying to build a national jazz center while waiting for the other shoe to drop.

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First Listen
6:00 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

First Listen: Charles Mingus, 'The Jazz Workshop Concerts, 1964-65'

Charles Mingus' The Jazz Workshop Concerts, 1964-65 comes out Oct. 30.
Ray Avery Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed November 7, 2012 9:07 pm

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A new box set captures an assortment of live recordings, some of them previously unreleased, made by bands led by bassist and composer Charles Mingus in 1964-1965. It's a monumental example of how a jazz great dedicated his life to his art.

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Music Reviews
11:35 am
Mon October 22, 2012

The Big Man Behind 'Shake, Rattle And Roll'

No figure in the history of rock 'n' roll is more incongruous than Big Joe Turner.
Heinrich Klaffs Wikimedia Commons

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 2:59 pm

Big Joe Turner's hardest-hitting singles have been collected on a new compilation, titled Big Joe Turner Rocks.

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Music Interviews
1:03 am
Sat October 20, 2012

Placido Domingo On Pop Singers And Karaoke

Placido Domingo's new album, Songs, is his first collection of pop music in more than 20 years.
Ruben Martin Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon October 22, 2012 3:21 pm

Placido Domingo is one of the most influential people in classical music. During a 50-year career, he's played more than 140 roles, conducted more than 450 operas, and won just about every award that a human being can win in opera and life.

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Arts & Culture
12:21 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Chucho Valdes In Free Jazz Journey Concert, Nov. 19

Chucho Valdes.
Jazz & Heritage Foundation

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation will present the legendary Cuban jazz pianist Chucho Valdes and his band in a free Jazz Journey concert at the Joy Theater on Monday, Nov. 19.

The concert is the latest in a longstanding concert series from the Foundation that has brought many of the world's top jazz musicians to New Orleans.

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Music Inside Out with Gwen Thompkins
10:52 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

The Best of Music Inside Out

Don't miss the Music Inside Out grand slam this week. We've played some of the best stories, songs and lessons from the season, featuring all the musicians we could squeeze into two hours. Review with us, if you will, our musical guests and hip shakin' moments.

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Deceptive Cadence
1:03 am
Thu October 18, 2012

Philadelphia Orchestra Reboots With New Music Director

Yannick Nezet-Seguin leads the Philadelphia Orchestra.
Ryan Donnell

Originally published on Thu October 18, 2012 11:11 am

Everywhere you look right now, it seems like American symphony orchestras are fighting for their lives — strikes, lockouts, bankruptcy. Perhaps the biggest example is the world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra, which is just coming out of its own bankruptcy. Tonight, its new 37-year-old music director takes the podium as the venerable orchestra begins a reboot.

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11:06 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Songs That Keep Ruby Dee Cooking In The Kitchen

Texas rockabilly singer Ruby Dee is the author of Ruby's Juke Joint Americana Cookbook. For the occasional Tell Me More series "In Your Ear," Ruby Dee talks about the music that inspires her inside the kitchen and on the stage.

Arts & Culture
9:30 am
Wed October 17, 2012

Jazz and Democracy? Jazz Musician Victor Goines Links the Two

Victor Goines.
Loyola University

The idea may be big, but the music is universal. Officials want to embrace creative arts like jazz education, for example, as one way to restore civility in public life. Victor Goines, world-renowned clarinetist, saxophonist, educator and one of the most respected musicians in jazz today, will speak to that in an Oct. 21 lecture at Loyola University.

The 3 p.m. event in the Nunemaker Auditorium of Monroe Hall is free and open to the public.

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