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Esperanza Spalding by Johann Sauty
Esperanza Spalding by Johann Sauty
Esperanza Spalding by Johann Sauty

A favorite of President Obama, who asked her to play at his Nobel Peace Prize concert in 2009, jazz singer and bassist Esperanza Spalding surprised everyone when she won a Grammy for Best New Artist in 2011. The award-winning a...

 
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Quincy Troupe, photo by Jerry Jack
Quincy Troupe, photo by Jerry Jack
Quincy Troupe, photo by Jerry Jack

An American poet and journalist, Quincy Troupe has a long, distinguished career. In addition to writing several poems that have been anthologized, Troupe has authored two books about Miles Davis. He penned Davis’s autobiography...

 
 
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The Bros. Landreth photo by Mike Latschislaw
The Bros. Landreth photo by Mike Latschislaw
The Bros. Landreth photo by Mike Latschislaw

The Bros. Landreth, a Canadian roots rock group that features siblings Joey and David Landreth, holed up in a straw-bale house last year in the dead of winter to record their new album Let It Lie. Somehow they overcame the elem...

 
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Chvrches photo by Eliot Hazel
Chvrches photo by Eliot Hazel
Chvrches photo by Eliot Hazel

Since forming in 2011, the Scottish synth-pop band CHVRCHES (pronounced “churches”) has steadily risen in popularity. The group — singer-keyboardist Lauren Mayberry guitarist-keyboardist Iain Cook and keyboardist Ma...

 
 
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Woolamaloo sails international waters
Woolamaloo sails international waters
Woolamaloo sails international waters
 

Sailing takes Jim Away to Erieau

 
September 23, 2014
 



Back in the mid-90’s, I met a woman who had just landed on her first trip to Cleveland. Her flight circled out over Lake Erie – like they often do – before landing at Hopkins. After getting a good look at Lake Erie and later ex...

 
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Coheed and Cambria photo by LIndsey Byrnes
Coheed and Cambria photo by LIndsey Byrnes
Coheed and Cambria photo by LIndsey Byrnes

If you were to try to find a vinyl copy of Coheed and Cambria’s second album, 2003’s In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3, you’d have a hard time. But the band recently issued a remastered version of the disc on vinyl in three...

 
 
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John Waters
John Waters
John Waters

The Film Society of Lincoln Center recently recognized John Waters. Now more “insider” than “outsider,” the cult filmmaker finds himself at a curious crossroads. He’s currently touring the country with his monologue, “This Filt...