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.)