Story | Apr 22, 2013 | 8:29 PM
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Story | Apr 27, 2013 | 7:00 AMIn 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.
Story | Apr 23, 2013 | 4:12 PM
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'Listen, Whitey! The Sounds of Black Power 1967-1974' and 'Soundtrack for a Revolution' recall the push for social change.
Story | Jan 12, 2012 | 4:33 PM
“Great Performances” 9 p.m., Friday KOCE: "Let Me Down Easy": Anna Deavere Smith portrays several different characters, sharing their life experiences.