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Elsa at 75: The Cambridge photographer looks back
Elsa Dorfman, now 75, is the most unassuming of Cambridge literary/art-world legends.
| October 17, 2012
Michael Formanek Quartet at the Regattabar
The music of the Michael Formanek Quartet offers the listener a kind of tough love.
| October 05, 2012
Interview: The radicalization of Fran Lebowitz
Fran Lebowitz's writer's block is almost as legendary as her wit.
| October 05, 2012
Homeland's victory lap
Is there a more compelling spectacle in television these days than Claire Danes slowly decompensating into full-on mania?
| September 25, 2012
Live jazz from John Scofield Trio at the Regattabar
Not long into his encore during the first set at the Regattabar Thursday night, guitarist John Scofield stopped the band, walked across the stage and took the sheet music from Steve Swallow's stand.
| September 21, 2012
Treme's third season is in the money
From the beginning, Treme has been too much — too many stories, too many angles, too many scenes.
| September 18, 2012
Live jazz from Joe Lovano, Eric Hofbauer, and Taylor Ho Bynum
Is there a more buoyant personality in jazz than Joe Lovano?
| September 17, 2012
Fall jazz preview
The former day of celebration has now grown to encompass one long weekend that includes ticketed club and concert events.
| September 19, 2012
Boardwalk Empire enters another bloody, tender season
If you have not yet seen seasons 1 or 2 of the Prohibition-era, Atlantic City–set HBO drama Boardwalk Empire (whose new season begins Sunday at 9pm), then stop here and get thee to HBO OnDemand or, better yet, the brand-spanking new season 2 DVD/Blu-ray package. I can not be responsible for spoilers herein.
| September 13, 2012
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 04, 2012
Strike Back blows shit up!
How many post-9/11 action-adventure roller-coaster rides can we take?
| August 17, 2012
Newport Jazz Festival 2012
Too hot to cover
Every year the Newport Jazz Festival confronts with the same dilemma: how to objectively judge music presented under such variable conditions.
| August 10, 2012
Christian aTunde Adjuah Scott takes issue
No identity crisis
Since one of the first times I heard Christian Scott — at Sweet Lorraine's in New Orleans — he's always had an edge.
| August 07, 2012
Pat Metheny's Unity Band
All is One
Pat Metheny's career has in a sense been defined by his omnivorous curiosity.
| July 27, 2012
Jazz death at ’GBH
Gone, gone, gone
"I don't know if we made a difference, but we had a hell of time," said Ken Field at the "WGBH Jazz Funeral" last week. True dat, Ken.
| July 12, 2012
Tom Wetmore plays his band
Tom Wetmore's new The Desired Effect (Crosstown) is both tantalizingly familiar and utterly strange.
| July 10, 2012
Duke Robillard and Surface to Air work the tradition
It all comes from somewhere.
| June 26, 2012
Theo Bleckmann takes on Kate Bush
It's easy to inflate an artist's reputation with words like "visionary," but in the case of Theo Bleckmann, it's apt.
| June 11, 2012
Dr. John at the Paradise
One of the things I've always liked about Dr. John is his ability to turn any music he touches into his own — Duke Ellington, Tin Pan Alley, Howlin' Wolf Blues.
| June 08, 2012
Dengue Fever and Omar Souleyman at the Paradise
International sounds of love
I was hoping for cross-cultural pandemonium at the Paradise's double-bill of Dengue Fever and Omar Souleyman, and the two-hour show left me mostly satisfied.
| June 05, 2012
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New Orleans Notes: The 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
[live review] Wild Flag @ the Paradise
[live review] Robert Glasper Experiment at the Regattabar
[live review] Carolina Chocolate Drops at Berklee
[live review] Glen Campbell at the Wilbur Theatre
[live review] Miss Tess & the Bon Ton Parade at the Lizard Lounge
[live review] Branford Marsalis and Joey Calderazzo at the MFA
[live review] Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas at Scullers
[live review] Allman Brothers Band at the Orpheum Theatre November 29
[live review] The Bangles at the Wilbur Theater
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