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Since October of 1955, when Norman Mailer and co. founded The Village Voice as a weekly paper for bros of the leftist pinko persuasion, we've done our dutiful best to preserve every word ever printed in our pages, tucking them away in our vast archival editorial library (pictured above). This summer ... More >>
Here are the 10 best concerts to check out around the city this week, in no particular order.
Cultural growing pains in a rebuilt city
The scene outside the New York Institute of Technology Auditorium Monday night suggested a Latin jazz celebration; pianist Eddie Palmieri, pianist/bandleader Larry Harlow, drummer Bobby Sanabria, trombonist Chris Washburne, and trumpeter Brian Lynch milled about. But this wasn't a concert, no ... More >>
Clarinet in hand, the director defends one of America's disappearing art forms
Marcus Roberts Trio Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola Wednesday, July 22 You should see this place, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, up yonder at Lincoln Center, first of all just to behold the not-too-distant future of venue-naming (five years from now Tiny Masters of Today will be headlining Kurt Cobain Drink Moun ... More >>
It's true that the various regional luminaries -- Soulja Slim, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Jelly Roll Morton, Wynton Marsalis, Juvenile -- who appear on The Slow Death of Mr. Go Go Go: A N'Awlins Mixtape (brought to you by the Earl of Edgecombe) do not exactly mesh seamlessly together on the brief, ... More >>
Innovation reigns, from 36-CD retrospectives to the Hüsker Dü of free jazz
Proof that no matter how hard we pretend to be, we're all fragile
Eclectic neoclassicism versus childhood-oriented avant-primitivism as global warming swamps our history
Finally complete and unexpurgated, jazz's first composer and blowhard tells how it was done
Festive fun that's both naughty and nice
Randy Sandke finds the postmodern in New Orleans and the traditional in metatonal
The revolution of 1969 never came, but the 'Free America' series has now been reissued
Your African roots are showing: Cracking the code of Cuban musicin four easy pieces
Seeking ways to get heard and to grow, and more often succeeding at the latter
Jazzing the classics and classing the jazzers from Jelly Roll Morton to Uri Caine
Rowdy Big Boi and fly Andre 3000 divide and conquer the Dirty South book of hiphop rules
Gregory Hines, 19462003
Latin Jazz Finally Gets Its Due
In Search of a Cool-Blue Note
Living History or Death Sentence?
A rundown of the season's movies handpicked for their potential wondrousness or probable woefulness.
Part two of our Jazz Supplement