Friday, February 24, 2017
Now’s Not the Time: Janelle Monáe
The ordinarily forsaken office of the Kansas City jazz blog Plastic Sax has been inundated with inquiries from people who don’t know Ben Webster from Bruno Mars. Hours after announcing that hometown hero Janelle Monáe would be the primary headliner of its new festival, the American Jazz Museum was forced to issue a retraction. A press release from the institution insists that "we would never intentionally release false information... The museum takes full responsibility for what happened." I've been unable to explain the baffling blunder to the associates who have turned to me for insights.