Category Archives: AJBlogs

Top Posts From AJBlogs 02.22.18

My Storify from the Obama Portraits Event: Eclectic Crowd, Controversial Art In case you still have an appetite for more about the Obama portraits unveiling and installation, here’s my Storify of live tweets from the scene … read more AJBlog: CultureGrrl Published 2018-02-22 Julian Lage at the Bootleg Theater Last night’s show by the young Santa Rosa native was one of […]

Top Posts From AJBlogs 02.21.18

High Noon adapted for the stage, speaking sharply to 2018 and with no exit High Noon is a great movie, but does it immediately jump to mind as a story that’s ripe for re-evaluation and revision? … read more AJBlog: Condemned to Music Published 2018-02-21 Engagement at the Core In addition to what has been said to this […]

Top Posts From AJBlogs 02.19.18

The Ground as Partner, as Enemy Soledad Barrio & Noche Flamenca at the Joyce Theater through February 25th. … read more AJBlog: Dancebeat Published 2018-02-19 Jazz and beyond projects with 2018 NEA funding support Given all the noise, the National Endowment for the Arts’ $25 mil for arts, literature and education announced Feb. 7 may have been overlooked. But these […]

Top Posts From AJBlogs For The Weekend Of 02.18.18

Norma Winstone’s Movie Music Norma Winstone, Descansado: Songs For Films (ECM) In an album striking for its quietness and its daring, British vocalist Norma Winstone and her augmented trio interpret music from motion pictures. The augmentation … read more AJBlog: RiffTidesPublished 2018-02-16 Replay: Igor Stravinsky conducts his Firebird Suite Igor Stravinsky leads the NHK Symphony Orchestra in […]

Top Posts From AJBlogs 02.15.18

Pianist Menahem Pressler at age 94: Fragile, fallible but still a credit to his legacy? Human beings are living longer – and so are performing artists. The question of when they retire gracefully isn’t going away, and if anything, will only require more finesse  as musical legends have increasingly few reasons to retire. … read more AJBlog: Condemned […]

Top Posts From AJBlogs 02.14.18

Thornhill’s “Robbins’ Nest,” A Rediscovery Continuing to roam through Jeff Sultanof’s new book on big band jazz I am appreciating, almost as if for the first time, pieces of music that I’ve listened to for years. … read more AJBlog: RiffTides Published 2018-02-14

Top Posts From AJBlogs 02.13.18

Know Your Communities This is a sneaky post. The emphasis of this series is on the small, simple, inexpensive things that can be done to pursue community engagement in the early days of such efforts. That would be true of what follows if our industry’s marketing were grounded in audience awareness. Unfortunately, it is not. […]

Top Posts From AJBlogs 02.12.18

Monday Recommendation: Dawn Clement In Tandem Dawn Clement, Tandem (Origin) Dawn Clement’s recording history includes piano collaborations with saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom and trombonist Julian Priester, among other prominent colleagues. The Seattle Times has called her … read more AJBlog: RiffTides Published 2018-02-12 Propwatch: the dolls in John The best scene in any play in London right […]

Top Stores From AJBlogs For The Weekend Of 02.11.18

Three Women Meet and Make a World Dana Reitz premieres Latitude at New York Live Arts Dana Reitz in her Latitude. Photo: Kate Enman “Exquisite.” That was what a colleague whispered to me as he emerged from New York Live Arts’ theater … read more AJBlog: DancebeatPublished 2018-02-11 Weekend Listening (And Viewing) Tip: Brent Jensen Bassist Bren Plummer’s live radio […]

Top Posts From AJBlogs 02.08.18

Viklický And The JCLO In Brno In their tour of the Czech Republic, last weekend Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra teamed with the eminent Czech pianist and composer Emil Viklický. Viklický crafted an arrangement … read more AJBlog: RiffTides Published 2018-02-08