By Mark Keresman
Quickly: How many female jazz instrumentalists can you name? Not singers, of which there are aplenty, but ace players of instruments of the female gender? There are more prominent ones on the scene than there were, say, 30 years ago--composer/bandleaders Carla Bley and Maria Schnei ... More >>
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Make no mistake about it: Jazz was once dangerous. Jazz was once the music of the youth, a force as divisive as rock 'n' roll, hip-hop, EDM, and whatever is coming next. ... More >>
Lots of stories on the radio and Internet Sunday honoring what would have been the 100th birthday of iconic jazz arranger, pianist, and bandleader Gil Evans.
Evans died in 1988 at age 75 after a career that most famously included his seminal work with trumpet player Miles Davis -- Sketches of Spa ... More >>
The all-American nearly-turned Fuel frontman American Idol star Chris Daughtry is bringing his band and his ever-prominent soul patch to the Southwest for a rock and roll romp at the Comerica Theatre in May.Daughtry's manly, modern rock howl has made him one of the few Idol contestants to move fr ... More >>
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"Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first." Whoever first uttered those words was wise, indeed. In the sweet spirit of Top Chef's dessert-only challenge series, Chow Bella's treating you to a profile of a Valley dessert chef each week. This week: Kar ... More >>
By Bromirski from Flickr Creative Commons"George Washington Carver Crossing the Delaware: Page From an American History Textbook" by Robert Colescott.
Much like the death of Michael Jackson overshadowed the loss of Farrah Fawcett, Bisbee, AZ artist Rose Johnson's untimely and tragic
demise diverted ... More >>