Legendary jazz singer and actress Lena Horne, who broke racial barriers in the entertainment industry, died Sunday in New York at age 92. Jeffrey Brown takes a look back at her career.
By Jason Breslow
On his latest album, pianist Brad Mehldau takes listeners on a journey where each track become like stops on a road trip. A mix of jazz, classical and pop, the double-disc release, "Highway Rider," was a collaboration with producer Jon…
A roundup of arts headlines.
By Tom LeGro, Mary Jo Brooks
On Wednesday’s PBS NewsHour, we profile international salsa star Ruben Blades, who after spending five years as a cabinet minister in Panama, has made a return to music. At 61, Blades is now back…
Louis Armstrong is the subject of the biography, "Pops," by Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal drama critic and Commentary Magazine cultural critic.
By Jason Breslow
A roundup of art headlines.
Critics have been praising the Wood Brothers since their first studio project together, a 2006 modern blues and folk album called "Ways Not to Lose." NPR named the album one of the best of the year.
By Arts Desk
The East Room of the White House sounded more like a high school music room Monday when more than 140 student musicians attended the first installment of a new educational music series.
It's just after closing on a Friday night at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington. In the darkened auditorium, a jazz quintet is building a rhythmic floor on a soft, steady percussion line and lilting piano chords.
The forecast called for a mix of rain and snow in Moscow, and that's exactly what greeted Jackie Ryan last month when she arrived for her first visit to the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival.
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