Artifacts at the National Museum of African American Music include Ella Fitzgerald's Grammy Award, B.B. King's guitar and Louis Armstrong's trumpet.
On "Universal Love," singers flip pronouns and traditional gender roles.
Tuesday marks 100 years since Lady Ella was born.
How does that come in handy, specifically, when you're working on a film? Every project has quite a different set of variables
Young Vocalist/Composer Cécile McLorin Salvant Plays Jazz on Her Own Terms--From Eclectic Styles to Feminist Backlash
Complaints? "Definitely," she said, "including comments about my appearance like I should work on growing out my hair and
Fast forward about 3,000 years to Israel Horovitz' play Out of the Mouths of Babes. In this striking Cherry Lane Theatre production (www.cherrylanetheatre.org), the Babes are adults. Out of their mouths comes wit..with claws. Picture four sassy, savvy, snarky babes -- all ex-wives and lovers of the same beloved Professor -- clumped together in one Paris apartment for his funeral.
At home and with straight faces, Steve, Ellen and I would march around the room singing the Christian hymnals we had to sing
The musical duo of Tuck and Patti have been performing together for nearly 38 years. I met them at a Bobby McFerrin concert 35 years ago before they were married. I worked for their first management company, A-Train management, and traveled to Jordan and Egypt with them for a command performance for Queen Noor's surprise birthday party.
Mom's favorite performance of the night was Joey Alexander, the 12 year old piano virtuoso -- the evening's youngest nominee, and the only one to score a perfect "10" from both of us.
According to owner Bernie Furshpan, the goal of this Flatiron district cabaret is to revive the "golden age of cabaret" with both renowned performers and new faces.