A few years back, I decided I had to end my life as a uneducated ignorant man. I placed education on the top of my list, something that I never did in my life. I noticed I was a dumb-ass country boy with everyone around me wise and far more educated. I was left out of many things and was laughed at more often then I liked. My Wife is a genius my sons Genius! I had to keep up or be left behind… I had volumes to say but was unable to do so, because I thought being educated was in a sense… Continue
Added by CWR (Fan of Culture) on September 4, 2008 at 7:36pm —
Now...before you folks start going off on a tangent let's not get it twisted, ok? There is great music in Pittsburgh. Just not enough of it and the failure by some promoters and other folks to get some of these big tours. It's not just Jazz but across the board. It gives me a migrane trying to figure out folks here, but I do love my home.
There have been some great shows and great concepts this summer. Poggie Bell at Market Square, Dwayne Dolphin's CD release shows at not one but… Continue
Added by Kevin Amos on August 29, 2008 at 9:22pm —
Folks....please read the following report I saw today. The similar circumstances have ocurred to Eric Kloss and from my last encounter with he and his wife Cindy he is not getting any better either. Why doesn't anyone believe them? Eric is also suffering from a rare nervous condition. Perhaps if some of you see this perhaps we can finally do something. No one deserves to live like this. Even though many folks have issues with his wife and her "controlling" nature it bothers me to know that they… Continue
Added by Kevin Amos on August 29, 2008 at 3:30pm —
Added by Magdalena Vaida on August 29, 2008 at 2:37pm —
Another year has gone by and I am given, one more time, the privilege to invite, in the name of the organizers, the jazz fans of Brasov and not only, to take part in a new international jazz celebration, here, at the Tampa´s feet.
KRONSTADT JAZZ FESTIVAL IS GOING ON! What we started, last year, would continue with a new edition, at least as attractive as the previous one and definitely, a bigger one!
This year too,… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on August 29, 2008 at 2:33pm —
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Date: 2008-08-22, 3:21PM EDT
Media Research Now, a market research firm serving clients worldwide, is seeking individuals in the Pittsburgh area to participate in a PAID research study. These groups will be conducted Tuesday, August 26 in the afternoon/evening hours. Each group will last about 2 hours, and you will be paid $60 upon completion of the group.
If you or anyone you know may be interested, please visit this website to see if you… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on August 25, 2008 at 2:58am —
The Westinghouse High School Wall of Fame
Monday, February 19, 2007
Compiled by Ervin Dyer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A list of people who were inducted into the Westinghouse High School Wall of Fame. Where available, achievements are noted.
• Henry Fiore
• Howard Russell
• Mary Lois Verilla (the woman who paints Pittsburgh)
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
• Al Aarons -- performed with Ray Charles, Duke Ellington, Quincy Jones,… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on August 23, 2008 at 5:13am —
Mosley sculpts a lifetime of passion
By C. Denise Johnson |
Courier Staff Writer
“My sculpture is an urban Afro-American-Euro-Jazz influenced art. It is an effort to create works of vitality and identity which enhance space and transcend time.”
If you’ve ever been down Herron Avenue between Bigelow Boulevard and Centre Avenue, you may notice an abstract looking piece of artwork that marks the Martin Luther King Reading Room and Cultural Center… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on August 22, 2008 at 5:30am —
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact:
Roy Harris at (305) 609-2849
MUSICIAN/FILMMAKER DR. LEO CASINO RETURNS TO PITTSBURGH TO TALK TO INCARCERATED YOUTH AT THE ALLEGHENY COUNTY JAIL
August 13, 2008 (PITTSBURGH, PA) – Grammy Award-nominated saxophonist Dr. Leo Casino will return home to Pittsburgh to perform for, and talk to, youth incarcerated at Pittsburgh’s Allegheny County Jail on Wednesday, August 20th, 2008.… Continue
Added by DR. LEO CASINO on August 17, 2008 at 3:40pm —
The Rhythm Road: American Music Abroad
is a partnership between Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) and the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of
Educational and Cultural Affairs. The program is designed to foster cultural
exchange with audiences worldwide through performance and educational
outreach. Selected ensembles tour to such regions as Africa, Asia, Europe,
Latin America, and the Middle East for approximately one… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on August 16, 2008 at 8:14pm —
By Bob Karlovits
Thursday, August 14, 2008
For Mike Tomaro and Marty Ashby, paying tribute to the jazz legacies of Stanley and Tommy Turrentine is as natural as having a picnic in the summer.
It seems only appropriate they are doing it at a free, late afternoon concert in Highland Park.
"Stanley was a huge influence on me," says saxophonist Tomaro, who also is an arranger and head of jazz studies at Duquesne University. "Matter of fact,… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on August 16, 2008 at 7:30am —
This year the theme of DJF is 'A Love Supreme: The Philly/Detroit Summit' celebrating two great music cities
The 29th annual Detroit International Jazz Festival will be celebrating the City of Brotherly Love throughout the Labor Day weekend, with Philadelphia-born bassist Christian McBride as the festival's artist-in-residence, a gaggle of artists from both cities, and several special projects. The largest free jazz festival in North… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on August 16, 2008 at 6:45am —
The line up includes Apocalyptica, Harry Tavitian, dEUS and Jean-Luc Ponty.
Apocalyptica, Deus and violinist Jean-Luc Ponty head the bill of the Stufstock Festival that started on Thursday in Vama Veche and which is set to end on Saturday night. 11 foreign bands and 15 Romanian bands will take part in the three-day festival. A total number of 17 bands will perform on the main stage located in Marina Park. Likewise, 9 young bands will… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on August 16, 2008 at 6:25am —
by Peter Weddle
In tough economic times, it may seem out of place to talk about pursuing one's dreams. For many of us, such an endeavor is far too lofty and maybe even dangerously naive when just finding a job is the order of the day. Having been out of work myself from time-to-time, I am very respectful of this view. I've also learned, however, that it is absolutely wrong. The time to get it right - the time to acknowledge and act on your… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on August 14, 2008 at 4:00pm —
After been closed for a couple of weeks, Gullifty's reopened last night. Of course, the reason I mention this is that OPEK is playing there Friday night, and I want to convince as many people as possible to attend. So do come by and celebrate with us, won't you?
Added by Ben Opie on August 14, 2008 at 1:03pm —
De las Altas Cumbres
El Crepúsculo de las Altas Cumbres
Observando a la Pachamama
Altas Cumbres… Continue
Added by Marta Graciela Bressi on August 13, 2008 at 11:22pm —
Join Diva JC with Suzanne Brooks, Renaissance Woman on
If you miss the show, tune in for the archives.
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Added by WOMEN IN JAZZ SOUTH FLORIDA, INC. on August 13, 2008 at 10:24pm —
Join Diva JC, host of MUSICWOMAN TALK RADIO on Wednesday at 6-8 p.m. EST, interviewing women who compose and perform their own music and women who produce events. Go to: www.blogtalkradio.com/musicwoman and register to CHAT.
Tags: career, composer, composition, divajc, instrument, instrumental, internet, music, musician, online
Added by Diva JC on August 12, 2008 at 10:20pm —
August 10, 2008
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Filed at 8:56 p.m. ET
With its riveting orchestration, definitive guitar play and signature sensual baritone vocals, Isaac Hayes' theme song for the 1971 movie ''Shaft'' not only became one of pop music's iconic songs, but also the defining work of Hayes' career.
Yet the ''Theme from Shaft,'' which would earn both Grammys and an Oscar, was just a snippet of the… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on August 11, 2008 at 3:33am —
Oni Lasana "desired poet of the people" was born and raised in North Philadelphia during the height of the Civil Rights era in America. She was deeply affected and involved in the Black Consciousness Movement. An avid traveler, she pursued a life course to bring positive awareness of African American and Caribbean culture to communities worldwide. She spent a successful career in the music industry as a publisher and promoter of Black music in… Continue
Added by Magdalena Vaida on August 9, 2008 at 4:22am —