Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes

*Wall Street Journal drama critic Terry Teachout blogs about a visit to Kansas City. It's a remarkable essay, both nostalgic and slightly dismissive. Here's his take on the American Jazz Museum: "No doubt it is a good thing that Kansas City is home to such an institution, but it is so self-evidently out of place that I found it impossible to warm to--especially since the surrounding neighborhood shows no visible signs of having been renewed by its presence."

*The Scamps have a MySpace account!

*Mosaic's Basie-Young box set is put into context by Steve Paul.

*Joel Francis revisits the legacy of the Coon-Sanders Night Hawk Orchestra.

*A Dubuque newspaper catches up with Oleta Adams.

*The aspirations behind "12 O'Clock Jump" were detailed by Joe Klopus.

*A documentary about Anita O'Day is showing at Screenland.

(Original image by Plastic Sax.)

1 comment:

Tom said...

Wow...that is a remarkable essay.
Thanks for turning me on to it.
I only wish more would read it.