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A GREAT DAY IN HARLEM

The new publication ART KANE—HARLEM 1958 celebrates the 60th anniversary of the publication in Esquire of the iconic photograph A Great Day in Harlem. Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Mary Lou Williams, Sonny Rollins, Benny Golson, Coleman Hawkins, Maxine Sullivan, Jimmy Rushing, Marian McPartland, Oscar Pettiford, Charles Mingus, Gene Krupa, Thelonious Monk, Lester Young, Bud Freeman, Pee […]

QUINCY

“An ‘ego’ is usually just an over-dressed insecurity. I think you have to dream so big that you can’t get an ego, [or else] you’ll never fulfill those dreams.” — Quincy Jones After witnessing the straitjacketed removal of his mother from his childhood home, Jones grew up fast on the streets of Chicago’s South Side, […]

BODYTRAFFIC AND PEGGY LEE

Twyla Tharp had her Nine Sinatra Songs, and at the Wallis this week, Bodytraffic presents its take on the Great American Songbook with Matthew Neenan’s A MILLION VOICES, a new dance work set to five Peggy Lee performances, featuring standards by Arlen and Mercer, Irving Berlin, Leiber and Stoller, and, of course, Benny Goodman—the bandleader with whom […]