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Lara Pellegrinelli

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Eighty Years Of Master Educator Ellis Marsalis

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

If anyone has earned the nickname Pops, it's Ellis Marsalis.

As jazz's best-known father figure, the senior Marsalis has four noted musical offspring: Branford, Wynton, Delfeayo and Jason. But if you consider all the musicians he's taught or mentored, his clan is even more extensive, diverse and influential.

I talked ...

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A Guitarist Starts Anew, Except For This Old Song

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Matt Stevens' recorded debut as a leader was supposed to have come out back in 2011.

"I had a record that was completely done," the guitarist says. "But circumstances change, and by the time it came to release it, I wanted to do something totally fresh."

"Emergence" — heard here ...

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O Brothers: Drummers Brian and Brady Blade

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

If the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, sometimes two apples will land on similar turf. Brian Blade has been Wayne Shorter's drummer for several years and leads his own project called The Fellowship Band. His older brother Brady Blade is perhaps best known for ...

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The Odd Jobs Of Dave King

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Among musicians, drummers are the explorers, the tinkerers, the polymaths. They don't just play one instrument, but dozens at the very least.

With so many jobs to hold down at the same time, drummer Dave King — best known as a member of the trio The Bad Plus — ...

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A DIY Guide To The History Of Women In Jazz

Friday, May 10, 2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has issued a proclamation declaring Friday "Women in Jazz Day" — an attempt at cultural reform that's bound to enjoy the same resounding success as banning oversized sodas. Which is to say: Nice try, Mr. Mayor.

Women in jazz certainly deserve to be ...

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Music's New 'Real Ambassadors'

Friday, February 22, 2013

Soft diplomacy is a buzz phrase these days when it comes to U.S. relations abroad. But it's a tactic that goes back at least to 1956, when President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent the high-spirited trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie to the Middle East. It was the first time the U.S. government had ...

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Look & Listen Festival: Closing Night

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Cued Up brings you the final installment of the 10th annual Look & Listen Festival this Sunday, at 2 p.m.. You'll hear a world premiere by composer and percussionist David Cossin, Mis...

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Bard Conservatory Orchestra Performs at Local Prison

Friday, December 04, 2009

It’s not uncommon for musicians to perform as public service—in schools, hospitals, and nursing homes. But students in the Bard Conservatory Orchestra recently found themselves onstage in an unusual venue: a maximum security prison. Lara Pellegrinelli reports on their concert, the first ever to feature ...

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Obama Burnout

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Barack Obama found early support for his presidential bid in Harlem, but not everyone there will be celebrating the inauguration. Proud as they are of the first African American president, some think it’s time to focus on more important things—like the morning after. Lara Pellegrinelli ...

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Celebrating Carnatic Music

Friday, December 19, 2008

For many music lovers, Indian classical music is synonymous with Ravi Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who inspired the Beatles decades ago. But here in New York, Indian classical music is alive and well. Every year, around two-dozen students of South Indian classical music performed for ...

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South Indian Classical Music Festival

Friday, December 19, 2008

For many Americans, Indian classical music is synonymous with Ravi Shankar the sitar virtuoso who inspired the Beatles decades ago.

But here in New York, Indian classical music is alive and well.

Earlier this week, around two-dozen students of South Indian classical music performed for family and ...

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English Channel Swim in NYC

Monday, October 27, 2008

The first woman to swim the English Channel was a 21-year-old New Yorker named Gertrude Ederle. Three years ago, one of her old training routes was revived -- a swim from Battery Park, at the tip of Manhattan, to Sandy Hook, New Jersey. It's a ...

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Dr. Atomic Hits the Met

Monday, October 13, 2008

It's an opera about the atomic bomb and a single, tension-filled day that led up to the first nuclear test. Doctor Atomic opens tonight at The Metropolitan Opera. Created by Pulitzer-prize winning composer John Adams and librettist Peter Sellars, Dr. Atomic is the story of ...

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Pamelia Kurstin Brings Back the Theremin

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The electromagnetic instrument the theremin has been making appearances New York's jazz clubs, world music cafes even the Museum of Modern Art. That's because of a new champion of the unusual instrument -- a young player named Pamelia Kurstin.

Pamelia Kurstin's MySpace page

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Moving Performances at the Lincoln Center Festival

Thursday, July 03, 2008

The Lincoln Center Festival is presenting Die Soldaten: a post-war German opera that looks at the human capacity for cruelty. If the material doesn't move you, the production will: audiences are seated on a steel platform that travels a thousand feet up and down the ...

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Hooray for Dhallywood

Monday, April 28, 2008

Last night, approximately two thousand people filled the Manhattan Center for the Dhallywood Music & Film Awards. Dhallywood takes its name from the capital of Bangladeshi – Dhaka – and the burgeoning film industry there. Lara Pellegrinelli reports on the popular awards show, from the ...

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A Peacemaker's Puppets

Thursday, April 10, 2008

This Friday, a new production of Philip Glass’s Satyagraha will debut at the Metropolitan Opera. It tells the story of Mahatma Gandhi’s experiences in South Africa, ones that helped define his philosophy of non-violent resistance. Gandhi isn’t the only figure who casts a large shadow ...

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The Freedom To Spread DDT

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Since forming in 1981, the Russian rock group DDT has survived the Soviet regime, hard times in the '90s, and the demise of independent media. Now, one of Russia's most popular rock acts is visiting New York on a five-city tour of the U.S. Writer Lara Pellegrinelli shares the band's ...

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