Tag: Jazz

The Night Marilyn Monroe Sang ‘Happy Birthday’ To JFK

It was 48 years ago today that Marilyn Monroe was literally sewn into a see-through gown and carried out to the stage of Madison Square Garden to serenade President John F. Kennedy for his birthday. LIFE photographer Bill Ray...

Labor Day, Wonkabout Style

It’s actually here, Labor Day weekend -- the dreaded three days that mark the end of summer, the end of fun, the end of all things good. No more outdoor movies, beers on patios, music in the park, free...

Congress, Apparently Having Just Started College, Was Really Into Jazz For Like Three Weeks

When you, the constituent, called your local congressperson and were subsequently put on hold sometime in the last three weeks, did you notice anything... offensive? Something syncopated? Something Satan might have on his iPod, in case an attractive woman...

Summer Might Not Suck After All

The demise of Screen on the Green has left many of you distraught, contemplating death and wishing you lived in a world where outdoor movies never even existed in the first place. SUCK IT UP! Things end. ...

DJs In Mouse Costumes, Punk Rock Family Reunion Show

Friday, April 3: If you like Justice and Daft Punk, you might be interested in Sebastien Tellier, who also hails from France and is essential to the French dance circuit. He will be bringing his beautiful, piano-laced electro music...

Jazz Master Pianist Eric Lewis and, uh, Chris Matthews?

Oh here's something that's starting in about, uh, an hour. RUN! "Master pianist ELEW, aka Eric Lewis, will be playing a special live show that will be attended by several local luminaries—who also just happen to be die-hard fans. Expected...

Did You Know That It’s ‘Black Music Month’?

"NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2008 as Black Music Month....

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