Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Confirmation: Weekly News & Notes
*Eldar is booked for a five-night run at Jardine's November 16-20. Shows will be at 6:00 and 8:30.
*Steve Paul offers a glass-half-full analyis of Kansas City's jazz scene.
*Present magazine provides live footage of Joe Cartwright, Joe Straws and David Basse.
*Ahmad Alaadeen and Mark Southerland are among the artists awarded grants by an arts organization.
*KCUR conducted a nice interview with Everette DeVan. It's downloadable.
*The New York Times investigates Jazz at Lincoln Center's management structure.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)
Posted by Happy In Bag at 1:15 PM
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Just an opinion, but I think Steve Paul's article is not a half-full analysis, but a FULL-full analysis. He gives the scene more credit than it deserves.
Everytime I come to Kansas City (a couple of times a year) and for the many years I followed the scene in the 90's while I lived there, it has a long way to go before it would ever be considered "alive, healthy and well".
Hate to be a naysayer, and thanks to cats like yourself with this blog trying to breathe life back into the scene in whatever way you can...but "nearly as vital as ever"...is a little much in my opinion.
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