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ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Dionne Warwick with Special Guest Darlene Love at NYCB Theatre at Westbury

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Dionne Warwick with Special Guest Darlene Love
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
Westbury, NY
June 27, 2019

Darlene Love, born Darlene Wright, is an American singer and actress who discovered her voice while singing in her church at the age of 10 in Los Angeles, CA. Gospel gave her a foundation and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Brian Carpenter’s Ghost Train Orchestra: Book Of Rhapsodies Vol. II

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Nel 2006 il compositore, arrangiatore e polistrumentista Brian Carpenter ha fondato a Brooklyn la Gost Train Orchestra, con la quale si è adoperato per recuperare e dare nuova vita ad alcuni momenti non molto frequentati del jazz delle origini. Questo Book of Rhapsodies Vol. 2 (il vol. 1 è del 2013) è il quarto disco dell'ensemble: ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Fania Records to Release Louie Vega "Elements of Life: Eclipse" on March 19

Fania Records to Release Louie Vega "Elements of Life: Eclipse" on March 19

Fania Records announced today the release of Elements Of Life Eclipse, a 2-disc album from Louie Vega’s critically acclaimed live orchestral project. The album is set for a worldwide release date of March 19, 2013, and is the first new artist album Fania is releasing in years. The first disc showcases 17 brand new tracks from ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Interview: James "Jimmy G" Gutzman Of High Brow And The Shades

Q: When and how did High Brow and the Shades form? A: High Brow started the way a lot of bands start — a couple of guys from one band and a couple from another. That was in 1998. The newly-formed band was fortunate in that we had four strong vocalists. We could all sing lead and ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Gil Scott-Heron Tribute, "Roots of American Music" Performances by Aloe Blacc, Otis Clay, Lenny Williams, Swamp Dogg

Gil Scott-Heron Tribute, "Roots of American Music" Performances by Aloe Blacc, Otis Clay, Lenny Williams, Swamp Dogg

It may be the final week of Lincoln Center Out of Doors, but the festival isn’t winding down when it comes to exciting performances. This week, Lincoln Center celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the landmark Soul at the Center, highlighted by Valerie Simpson’s first tribute to her late partner, Nick Ashford, since his passing. The pair ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

2012 Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival Entertainment Line Up

The West Bend Sunrise Rotary Foundation, Inc., producers of the annual Kettle Moraine Jazz Festival (KMJF), announced that the line up for the 2012 festival, which will take place along the banks of the upper Milwaukee River at Riverside Park in West Bend, Wis., Sept. 7—Sept. 8, is set.

Tickets for the 2012 KMJF are now ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Debut album from Canada's Jenny James glows with slick craftsmanship and authentic soul

She has just caught the ears of the U.K. radio airwaves, and her producer is a Juno award winner. The stars are aligning for Canadian singer/songwriter Jenny James, whose recently released debut album Aspiring 2 B Me glows with the slick craftsmanship and authentic soul of a veteran performer, which she actually is. James has been ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Pianist/keyboardist Mike DiLorenzo revives '70s funk with jazz flavor on new album

Call it old school but the sweltering mélange of jazz, funk, and soul that characterizes pianist/keyboardist Mike DiLorenzo's new album Bring It Back defines timelessness. The early '70s was a golden age for R&B music as artists as diverse as Curtis Mayfield, Marvin Gaye, and Stevie Wonder adopted elements of jazz and filtered them through a ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Whitney Houston's Voice Fails Her in Sold-out London Concert

Whitney Houston's Voice Fails Her in Sold-out London Concert

LONDON Hundreds in the audience walked out of Whitney Houston's comeback concert here Sunday as the singer once dubbed “The Voice" missed high notes, cut short her songs and apologized for her shortcomings. "She don't want to come, my soprano friend," Houston crooned after stumbling through a gravelly version of signature song I Will Always Love You. ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Whitney Houston - The Soul-Pop Diva Will Always Love You

(New York, NY) Whitney Houston is arguably one of the greatest singers in the entire history of music, yet she can't get a break or pardon from the press, bloggers and tabloids lately as she is currently performing around the world on her “Nothing But Love" Tour. While making recent stops in Britain, critics have been ...