Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield faces a federal probe over lavish spending and improperly diverted money.
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CHICAGO — Buddy Guy, the legendary Chicago guitarist, sums up the need for a national blues museum with something that his mother once told him.“She said, ‘Son, if you got flowers, give them to me now so I can smell them. I’m not going to smell them when I’m gone,’ ” Guy told The Washington Post.Read full article >>
CHICAGO — Until he went to art school, Nick Cave considered himself an artist first and a black artist second.Then he showed up at Cranbrook Academy of Art outside Detroit in 1986 to get his MFA and discovered he was the only minority student on campus. In an instant, his perspective fundamentally changed.Read full article >>
NEW ORLEANS — When Tennessee Williams showed up early afternoons at David Wolkowsky’s home near Key West, Fla., he would have three things to help get him to nightfall: “A bottle of red wine, Billie Holiday tapes and paint,” his friend recalls.Read full article >>
For artists, a casual stroll through most any New Orleans neighborhood is a lesson in habitual beauty: the ethereal mid-afternoon light, the sprawl of vegetation, the bright colors of the homes, even the elegance of decayed wood.
In the span of nearly five decades, David Bowie has portrayed a space alien, a circus mime, a transgender glam rocker, a debonair nightclub crooner and so many more chameleonic characters that it now takes a globe-trotting art exhibition to sort them all out.