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September 16, 2010

 

Duke Ellington's America

He, Too, Was America: Duke Ellington’s Sepia Panorama

A new book examines the bandleader and composer's life in the historical context of his times.

January 22, 2010

 

Cafe Society book

Cafe Society: The Wrong Place For The Right People

Cafe Society was New York City's first integrated nightclub and a cultural flashpoint for artists, jazz musicians, intellectuals, and activists of the 1940s.

September 5, 2009

 

USA Work Program

Labor Day Weekend: Popular Song On The Picket Line

Afterglow takes a look at satirical and political protest music of the 1930s and 40s, performed by Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday and others.

July 13, 2009

 

John Gennari Blowin' Hot and Cool

A Few Words About Jazz: John Gennari’s Blowin’ Hot and Cool

Jazz criticism first emerged in the 1930s and has played a role not only in how the music's been heard, but sometimes in the way it's been made.

June 15, 2009

 

Juneteenth

The Juneteenth Jazz Jamboree

Night Lights offers a jazz tribute to Juneteenth, the African-American holiday marking the end of slavery, with commentary from historian William Wiggins.

May 25, 2009

 

A Retrospective Memorial Day: Looking Back At 1945

The sounds and stories of the year that changed everything.

January 20, 2009

 

The Pepsi “My Generation” Ad

It marries the Who's song to a quick-moving series of 20th-century generational/liberational celebratory motifs cleverly strung together.

December 30, 2008

 

Living Theater Revives “The Connection”

The ConnectionThe Living Theater is reviving Jack Gelber’s groundbreaking 1959 play The Connection, a study of drug addicts (some of them jazz musicians) pontificating on their lives and chemical loves. The cast includes saxophonist Rene McLean, whose father Jackie performed in the original version, and will be directed once again by Judith Malina, who will also play the role of Sister Salvation.

November 1, 2008

 

A Great Jazz Band: NPR On the Lexington Program

Hunter Quartet in HAll Things Considered did a story tonight on the Addiction Research Center that was a part of the federal prison in Lexington, Kentucky. The segment alludes to the many talented jazz musicians who passed through this program in the 1940s and 1950s, including Sonny Rollins and Tadd Dameron, who took what came to be known as “the Lexington cure.”

July 4, 2008

 

Uproar Over Jazz Singer Rene Marie’s Take on the National Anthem

Jazz vocalist Rene Marie recently sang the melody of "The Star-Spangled Banner" with lyrics from "the black national anthem."

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