Monthly Archives: March 2016

Three Pianists in a Week

One of my first quarter ’16 goals was to go out and hear more music.  I fell out of the habit four years ago when I took a full time job in retail then stayed out of the habit because … Continue reading

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Kamasi Washington at Webster Hall

On a rainy, windy Wednesday night, I had the ideal commute to a jazz show; it was right around the corner from my retail job.  I think if Kamasi Washington was playing somewhere that involved a hike, I might have … Continue reading

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Dave Holland at the Village Vanguard

I heard magic one night a few weeks ago. It was on the stage of the Village Vanguard, a place I’d often encountered magic, but this was a special sort. Bassist Dave Holland was there, performing in a trio with … Continue reading

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At The Root on Obama at SXSW

He said that coming to SXSW had been a goal of his since he started his campaign in 2007. “My slogan wasn’t Yet I Can, it was Yes We Can.”  http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2016/03/obama_at_sxsw_tech_isn_t_just_about_the_next_cool_thing_it_s_about_creating.html

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At The Root on Four Emerging Black Filmmakers

One of the best assignments I’ve had in 2016 so far was from the The Root.  It was a series of profiles of emerging African American filmmakers. I don’t know if it was in response to #oscarsowhite, but it functioned … Continue reading

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