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Lara Pellegrinelli

Lara Pellegrinelli appears in the following:

A Guitarist Starts Anew, Except For This Old Song

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Matthew Stevens has mostly moved on from his shelved debut recording — but one tune remains in rotation. He explains how Tony Williams and a certain pop hit influenced his unconventional "Emergence."

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O Brothers: Drummers Brian and Brady Blade

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

One's seen the world with countless jazz, country and other artists. He'll be releasing his new album on a new label owned by his big brother and fellow percussionist. The Shreveport, La. siblings talk growing up together and the lessons of gospel master Brady Blade Sr.

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The Odd Jobs Of Dave King

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Before he was the drummer for The Bad Plus, King developed a strong work ethic — or maybe not — doing various forms of menial labor in the Midwest. He speaks on telemarketing, Orange Julius, and how it applies (or doesn't) to his own bands.

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A DIY Guide To The History Of Women In Jazz

Friday, May 10, 2013

"Women in Jazz Day" officially hits New York City Friday, complete with a new documentary on the subject. While the celebration is deserving, it remains incomplete, commentator Lara Pellegrinelli says. She lists many more resources on the subject — on film, print and wax.

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Music's New 'Real Ambassadors'

Friday, February 22, 2013

Last year, the State Department launched a program that brings international artists to Main Street America. The groups are trying to open ears in the U.S. — and send a message back home.

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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, Missy Mazzoli's group Victoire, So Percussion performing music by its longtime member Jason Treuting, and some refreshing works by Brasil Guitar Duo.

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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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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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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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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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