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NYC’s Rainbow Room Will Reopen to Public in 2014

NEW YORK — New York City's Rainbow Room, where music greats Tommy Dorsey, Guy Lombardo and others performed, will reopen to the public in the fall of 2014. The...

What the Jazz Greats Knew About Creativity

The improvisational flights of jazz greats like Louis Armstrong and John Coltrane are so transporting that they can seem almost otherworldly — especially when...

Swing States.

If you took a jazz-history course before 2000 or so, you almost certainly listened to The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz. Long out of print, the...

10 Questions.

I feel like things still aren't right around New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina. Do you think the city will ever be the same? —Christopher Gustin, ARABI,...

Milestones Dec. 23, 2002

RESIGNED. BERNARD CARDINAL LAW, 71, as Archbishop of Boston; over his protection of priests accused of sexual abuse; after a meeting with Pope John Paul II; in...

Milestones Sep. 16, 2002

DIED. LIONEL HAMPTON, 94, jazz vibraphonist whose effervescent performance style and masterly solo technique greatly extended jazz's popularity and turned him...

Music: Pops Is Still Tops. Oh Yeah!

Give music companies an excuse to reissue something from the catalog, and they leap forward like umbrella salesmen in a rainstorm. The industry has gone two...

The Book on Bing Crosby

Mike Connor (Frank Sinatra): I have heard, among this clan/ You are called the forgotten man. C. K. Dexter Haven (Bing Crosby): Is that what they’re sayin'?...

Television: Fascinating Rhythms

Hank Williams? He's on the juke box, singing about long country roads and broken hearts, and there is Charlie Parker, the man who turned jazz inside out as if...

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