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  • Nat King Cole is reinterpreted on 'Re: Generations'

    Nat King Cole is reinterpreted on 'Re: Generations'
    It was 50 years ago that Nat King Cole went to Brazil and was greeted with staggering street-side ovations. "There was so much affection, it's hard to describe what it was like," said Carole Cole, one of the late singer's daughters. "It was almost like...
  • 'Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression' by Morris Dickstein

    'Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression' by Morris Dickstein
    Morris Dickstein's "Dancing in the Dark" is not exactly the syncretic "Cultural History of the Great Depression" that its subtitle promises -- at best, the book treats inferentially the broad political and social trends of that desperate, crucial era. Let...
  • A drama critic's turn to face the music

    A drama critic's turn to face the music
    Critics don't get much respect. (Pause here for raucous laughter.) If you doubt it, look up the word "critic" in any book of quotations and see what you find. H.L. Mencken's "New Dictionary of Quotations" is full of zinger after zinger, most of which...
  • 'Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong' by Terry Teachout

    'Pops: A Life of Louis Armstrong' by Terry Teachout
    In 1947, jazz great Louis Armstrong got himself a new gadget -- a tape recorder, fresh out on the consumer market. It was a big, boxy machine that he set up in concert halls and jazz joints to record his six-piece All Stars so he could listen to each show...
  • Tucson's apres-game music

    Tucson's apres-game music
    If you're headed to see the Dodgers in Glendale, Ariz., this spring, know that there's plenty to do besides baseball. About a two-hour drive south from Glendale, a Phoenix suburb, is Tucson, one of the Cactus League's two original towns. The Cleveland...
  • Alex Steinweiss: The father of album cover art

    Alex Steinweiss: The father of album cover art
    You know you've reached a career pinnacle when an award is named after you. So it was only fitting that the Alex Award, created for excellence in entertainment package design, was named after Alex Steinweiss, the father of modern-day album covers....
  • Quick fixes in New Orleans

    NEARLY two months after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, tourist services there are starting to bounce back. But the city is far from ready to let the good times roll. Most of the area's hotels are still closed, a recent survey found; those that...
  • Services closed after hurricane

    Airlines As of Tuesday, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International and the Gulfport-Biloxi International airports remained closed to all traffic, except relief and rescue flights. No reopening dates were announced. Airlines continued to divert hundreds...