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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 […]

THE JIMMY DONAHUE STORY

This week, in the CLUB 57 program ERIC MARCIANO FROM FILM TO VIDEO, the Museum of Modern Art will screen Marciano’s jazz-infused take on alcoholic walker Jimmy Donahue, along with the early short PLAIN (1981), and the filmmaker’s mid-nineties 35mm work NARROWCAST.   THE JIMMY DONAHUE STORY—PLAIN—NARROWCAST, Monday, January 29, through Sunday, February 4, continuous […]