Grammy-winning bassist Christian McBride talks about plans for Newport Jazz Festival

musicGrammy-winning bassist Christian McBride talks about plans for Newport Jazz Festival
New Orleans, swing, bebop, fusion, avant-garde — there’s a place for it all. Although McBride, like Wein, is a jazz guy through-and-through, he said he remembers watching a memorable set by the rapper Mos Def performing with a New Orleans brass band at …
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Concert review: Journey and the Doobie Brothers are a San Francisco treat
Having faltered early on as a jazz-rock fusion band, Journey hit on a formula in the late ’70s of elegant power ballads that get people’s arms waving. Thirty years later, it’s still working like a charm. The band headlined the San Francisco Fest 2016 Tour …
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Electro-pop, romantic drama on tap
Admission is $ 3. For more details, visit www.crowdpleaser.com. •Jazz fusion will be the flavor at this week’s Greenville Heritage FCU Main Street Fridays. The Shaun Ritchie Group, whose leader hails from the Greenville Fine Arts Center’s jazz program …
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Jadakiss Talks Longevity & His "T5DOA" Hall Of Fame Bronze Bust

musicJadakiss Talks Longevity & His “T5DOA” Hall Of Fame Bronze Bust
“The bust” is a symbol of his status as a hip-hop Hall of Famer, which he believes was certified upon the release of T5DOA. Stream T5DOA here, and tell us where you think it ranks within Jada’s extensive discography. Don’t forget to subscribe to the …
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Young Thug Calls For Custody Of His Children On Twitter
Young Thug is looking for custody of his children. The rapper took to twitter today to voice his frustration over his lack of contact with his many kids. According to Thug, who is said to have 12 children (we know he had 11 in 2011), he’s got room to …
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Big Pun Never Hit Jay Z With A Bottle, Rapper’s Widow Says
“I would appreciate if whoever keeps telling this story would just lay it down to rest because it’s not true,” Big Pun’s widow says. Liza Rios, the widow of the late Big Pun, says that rumors the Bronx, New York rapper struck Jay Z around the head with …
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Gregg Allman Talks Dickey Betts, and the Future of the Allman Brothers Band

musicGregg Allman Talks Dickey Betts, and the Future of the Allman Brothers Band
But even more surprising than the news that Gregg would consider an Allmans reunion less than a year after they retired, is the fact that he’s been talking in the press about reconciling with founding guitarist/singer Dickey Betts, whom the band fired …
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Guitarist Andy McKee to perform at Pepperdine
… he magically transforms the steel string guitar into a full orchestra; McKee’s acoustic guitar can approximate the polyrhythmic interplay of a percussion ensemble, the harmonic sweep of a string section, the dazzling runs of a bluegrass bass-and …
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Derek Trucks on tone secrets, first records and keeping it real
“Me and my bass player, we just looked at each other and said, ‘Yep, that kid’s got it…’” Landreth’s prediction was right on the money. Born in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1979, the precocious slide man might have been the nephew of Allman Brothers …
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Gregg Allman talks about his Laid Back Festival — and his hometown

musicGregg Allman talks about his Laid Back Festival — and his hometown
… Florida, his childhood home, where he put his mother’s affairs in order after her recent death at age 98. In a friendly, rambling half-hour phone interview, he remembers Geraldine, or “Mama A,” as an advocate who bought him his first guitar, then a …
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Review: TC Electronic Helix and Viscous Vibe Pedals — Video
… with Jimi Hendrix and were heard throughout the Seventies on records by guitarists like David Gilmour, Frank Marino, Pat Travers, Robin Trower, and even early Cheap Trick (“The Ballad of TV Violence,” “Hot Love,” or any other track on their debut …
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During the Long, Hot Summer, Jason Isbell Warms Up to Become One Glad Dad
But this factory worker’s son, who was born and raised in Greenhill, Alabama, then became a singer-songwriter-guitarist with the Drive-By Truckers before blossoming as a solo artist, is taking it all in stride. Besides, there are priorities that put it …
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Of mustaches and men: Obama adviser David Axelrod talks politics with David

trendOf mustaches and men: Obama adviser David Axelrod talks politics with David
Of Walker, Axelrod said that he was “the most fundamentally political candidate of the 17.” He noted that Walker is a talented and focused politician, but has deliberately moved to the right as he has sought to win the Iowa Caucuses, a potentially …
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‘Illinois Sunshine’ illuminates the influence of money in politics
In recent years, changes in the political landscape and the Citizens United decision have made it more important than ever to focus on how money affects the American political process. In Illinois and across the nation, there has been a dramatic …
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Your complete preview for tonight’s presidential debate in Cleveland: Ohio
Republican presidential candidates gather on stage before a forum Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, in Manchester, N.H. From left: Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, Bobby Jindal, John Kasich, George Pataki, Rick Perry, Rick …
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