There is a discussion on The Washington DC Network re: returning jazz back to commercially advertising radio stations. The discussion was initiated by my close friend and native Pittsburgher, Mickey Bass, an extraordinarily talented and venerated bassist. After reading the developing thread there I left a short comment but have decided to start another thread on this network that perhaps will move in another direction. Please join in both discussions if you like. It's all… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on February 21, 2009 at 9:00pm —
It is with deep regret and and a heavy heart that we announce the death of member Derrick R. Finch, who was killed in an auto accident today in Los Angeles where he was attending graduate school. He was one of the finest pianists of his generation and destined to be a major star in the great Pittsburgh lexicon of jazz pianists. He was a good friend and an early member of this network. He is also the first member to pass through transition. He will always have a page on this network and… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on February 19, 2009 at 10:30pm —
You go, Bro!
Seems like these brothers from Pittsburgh can't be stopped these days!
Thanks for the hedzup on this new film.
Every conscious and positive statement that can be made about and for Haiti is much needed, as much for us as for our legacy to future generations.
(Just this week I caught up to the September, 2008, issue of National Geographic -- a special on where food comes from, which has a brief but heart-wrenching article about the… Continue
Added by DR. LEO CASINO on February 5, 2009 at 8:05pm —
Hey, I'm doing a big band gig with the Trinity Jazz Orchestra
The Gospel Swings: January 26, 2009 - 7 pm East Main Presbyterian Church 120 East Main Street - Grove City, Pa. (724) 458-8270 FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Check out www.trinityjazz.com
Added by Terrence on January 19, 2009 at 5:24pm —
MEMORY OF MIKE TAYLOR – A YEAR ROUND
[Poem by Michael Dennison]
A spring day, rain for the grass
puts the green on the table and evenings of late sun
and then the History Channel
time in a man’s life to ripen, to pass
as June crawls in with a birthday, stands up
like green corn on the stalk, fresh and wide open
to a good joke, the promise of a late show loaded with guests,
with irony gentle, universal as night
and June struts… Continue
Added by Jagsu on January 18, 2009 at 12:05am —
Why music? Dec 18th 2008>
From The Economist print edition
Biologists are addressing one of humanity’s strangest attributes, its all-singing, all-dancing culture“IF MUSIC be the food of love, play on, give me excess of it.” And if not? Well, what exactly is it for? The production and consumption of music is a big part of… Continue
Added by Kevin Amos on January 2, 2009 at 12:30am —
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Faithful Central Church Tabernacle
321 W. Florence Ave.
Inglewood, Ca. 90301
Viewing............ 11:00 AM
Funeral............. 1:00 PM
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on January 4, 2009 at 1:16am —
As 2008 comes to a close we are overwhelmingly grateful for each and every member. The more you play around with your page the more you will learn. Anything you post you can also delete or edit. If you want to increase you traffic, make lots of friends; annotate your photos and videos. THE MAGIC TRAFFIC GENERATOR IS THE TAG
. Make sure you put key words in the tag of every post and also your name. Viral marketing is driven by the tag so never leave the tag blank. You can also edit… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on December 30, 2008 at 3:31am —
Many years ago, I had thought what an amazing thing technology was. It was ever moving always improving, and solving problems. My thoughts drifted to the next resting stop in entertainment. I wondered how they were going to get the media to us. Like Video killing the radio star. Computer killed the video star, even thought it is not dead yet, TV. is ,as we know it, heading out.. As a matter of facts, communication as we know it is out the window.
Added by CWR (Fan of Culture) on December 27, 2008 at 7:00am —
I lived in a second floor apartment at 2173 Webster Avenue. There, amidst all the goins' ons...The Perry Bar, on down to the Crawford Grill #2, shoot over to Center Avenue where there were flourishing businesses...as far as the eye could see...both ways...both sides; head on down past The Savoy Ballroom, The New Granada Theater, hustle on past the Roosevelt Theater, constantly weaving through an endless flow of moving people until I'd reach The Irene Kaufmann Settlement; turn left on Helman… Continue
Added by Kennard Roosevelt Williams on December 29, 2008 at 1:30pm —
The Blues Orphans, established in 1979, celebrated 30 years. The actual 30th anniversary event took place on July 17, 2009, at Little E's Jazz Club 949 Liberty Avenue Pittsburgh, PA. 15222 (412) 392-2217
Added by Dave Yoho on February 5, 2010 at 7:42pm —
"Friendship is like music; two strings tuned alike, will both stir though but only one you strike." ---Francis Quarles We are individually and collectively blessed by each other in the fashion of the above quote and together we reach beyond our individual preferences to deploy the vibrations of love, peace, friendship, joy, and human kinship throughout the known and unknown Universe when we share our personal truth with another. We thank each of you for sharing yourselves on this network and we… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on December 25, 2008 at 7:00am —
Astral choirs chime beneath furious yet prosaic percussion, while brass as soft as palm trees on the sea of a distant planet chants. Soon the surreal Sci-fi voice of Will Alexander, begins to encant his sophisticated language of dreams while the solar brass charts of Ghasem Batamuntu and the Nu Nova Compound's ensemble rips a hole in space. North American realms of New England, New France, Nova Scotia, New Spain have long ruled, now New Afrika has its place in the mix. That all this is beauty… Continue
Added by GHASEM BATAMUNTU on December 4, 2008 at 12:00pm —
Added by Eddie Jefferson on October 4, 2008 at 1:00pm —
HARRY E. "RON" TUCKER
Age 79, of Pittsburgh, peacefully on Saturday September 27, 2008; husband of Delores Tucker; father of Judith Seibert of Philadelphia, Lovella Spaulding, Vivian Crawley, Florence Glenn, Noel Webb, and Charles Crawley; brother of Bernard Tucker of Philadelphia. Memorial Service to be held on a later date. Professional services entrusted to COSTON FUNERAL HOME, INC., 412-661-5916
Send condolences at… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on October 2, 2008 at 11:46pm —
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 month. International… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on August 16, 2008 at 8:14pm —
By Bob Karlovits TRIBUNE-REVIEW 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, anyone who plays this instrument owes… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on August 16, 2008 at 7:30am —
Last dance by the platter-pushin' papa
Daddio of the Raddio hangs up his microphone after 60 distinguished years. Saturday, July 19, 2008. By Adrian McCoy, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Darrell Sapp/Post-Gazette
laughs as he talks to Dale "Jones" Saller at the studio of WKFB 770 AM during the "Morning Memories Show." Oldies fans had one last chance to get "Porkified," as longtime DJ Porky Chedwick would say. The "Daddio of… Continue
Added by The Blues Orphans on July 21, 2008 at 5:00am —
Dwight White Rest in Peace Tiny by maryrose on Jun 6, 2008 3:24 PM EDT Dwight White, a famed member of Pittsburgh's Steel Curtain, became the second member of the Curtain to pass away this year (Ernie Holmes). White died after complications of back surgery that he underwent a week ago. He was only 59-years old. I am proud that White signed my Helmet. He was underrated in my opinion. He earned two Pro Bowls and four career Super Bowl Rings. He is a member of the All-Time Steelers 75th… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on June 11, 2008 at 4:00am —
By Jennifer NetherbyFri Mar 28, 10:17 PM ET
50 Cent has more than 1 million friends on MySpace, but if the rapper ever decides to leave the social network, he'll be leaving behind those friends, too. So like a growing number of artists, he's started his own social networking site.
On Thisis50.com, fans can create profiles and friend lists just like on MySpace, but 50 Cent has direct access to the site's users and their e-mail addresses.
More and more acts, from… Continue
Added by Dr. Nelson Harrison on March 30, 2008 at 11:00pm —