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Satchel Grande

 

Brass dreams and dances.

 

Shemekia Copeland

 

Shiny Recognition

 

Young soloists bring new life to beloved classics.

 

OEAAs, Theater, Friday Happenings

 

Music Visions for 2016

 

Much musical joy resounds at the start of the New Year

 

HOODOO Year In Review

 

Don’t Hibernate

 

Numbness to Clarity

The last time Brendan James recorded an album, the theme was transition right down to the very title of the 2012 release.

Now as James prepares to follow-up Hope in Transition with new material in 2013, the next stage might just be all about rejuvenation and reclamation.

James, a singer/songwriter who centers his adult-alternative pop sound around his piano playing, released two albums on Decca Records. Before...


White Mystery crushes it live

* Chicago's White Mystery are always on and their return to Brother's Lounge, 3812 Farnam St., Saturday, March 2nd was no exception. The stripped down rock of Alex White and her brother Francis ripped. While the band's new album Telepathic shows signs of a new, subtler sound, the Whites kept their finger on their riff-centered mind meld of bluesy garage rock and no frills 70s rock. Meanwhile, the evolution of...


Razor-Sharp Jazz

The jazz trio has long been the minimalistic backbone of this fiercely improvisational art form. Usually consisting of stand-up bass, drums and melodies courtesy of a horn, piano or guitar, these three pieces usually take a balls-to-the-wall approach to reinventing and composing songs. Twin-Cities based The Bad Plus, while certainly a trio, has taken the all-too-familiar three player line-up to a whole other...


<p>  Hard-driving old-school soul band Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings performs a special free Playing With Fire concert at Council Bluffs’ new River’s Edge Park Monday, May 27. See playingwithfireomaha.net</p> World Remembers Magic Slim

It was a sad week for blues fans when Magic Slim, also known as Morris Holt, passed away in a Pennsylvania hospital early Thursday, Feb. 21. He had been hospitalized for several weeks after having health issues while on the road doing opening slots for Johnny Winter. Magic’s son Shawn “Lil’ Slim” Holt was traveling with and performing with Magic and his band, and finished out several more dates on the tour at...


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