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  • When you say jazz, Nicholas Payton hears BAM

    When you say jazz, Nicholas Payton hears BAM
    In a cramped UCLA classroom, trumpeter Nicholas Payton is leading a young septet of college students through his piece "The Backwards Step." He's here as part of a weeklong teaching residency, and the song he plays to the group at the Thelonious Monk Institute is led by his gliding trumpet. Framed by keyboard and vibraphone, it sounds like a simmering post-bop standard. But to Payton, this isn't just jazz — it's the sound of Black American Music.
  • Richie Havens dies at 72; singer became Woodstock's opening act

    Richie Havens dies at 72; singer became Woodstock's opening act
    Richie Havens, the veteran folk singer whose frenetic guitar strumming and impassioned vocals made him one of the defining voices and faces of Woodstock and 1960s pop music, died Monday of a heart attack at his home in Jersey City, N.J. He was 72. His...

    Will.i.am admits using EDM hit for his own 'Let's Go'

    Will.i.am admits using EDM hit for his own 'Let's Go'
    Who would have ever suspected that the guy behind "The Time (Dirty Bit)" would play fast and loose with using other artists' material? Will.i.am's new single with Chris Brown, "Let's Go," met with instant derision from EDM fans for its note-for-note...

    Review: 'Listen, Whitey!' and 'Soundtrack for a Revolution'

     
    'Listen, Whitey! The Sounds of Black Power 1967-1974' and 'Soundtrack for a Revolution' recall the push for social change.

    Arts on TV: Anna Deavere Smith; civil rights songs; Dudamel

     
    “Great Performances” 9 p.m., Friday KOCE: "Let Me Down Easy": Anna Deavere Smith portrays several different characters, sharing their life experiences.