A Celebration of the Wonderful World Of Phoebe Jacobs
Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Thursday, May 24
The voice that filled Rose Hall first at the Thursday afternoon memorial for Phoebe Jacobs was Jacobs's own. There was her face, too, projected on a large screen in a first-tier box. It all mi ... More >>
Nicholas Payton with Gary Bartz, Marcus Strickland, Ben Wolfe, Orrin Evans, and Touré
Thursday, January 5
Better than: Having a "discussion" on the Internet.
If Nicholas Payton had it his way, the venue where he moderated a discussion last nightBirdlandwould not be known a ... More >>
The Wire creator David Simon's new show Treme has been called both "TV that viewers ask for but rarely get" and by another: "Boring." Most of us here, however, think it's pretty wonderful. Especially since the show now features a character who works at the Village Voice on it!
You remember this profile--the one that described Jay-Z as "old-school double-dark-chocolate-chunk black"? The one that bowed down before the altar of Steve Stoute, of all people, and more or less claimed that Jay's fans cower in the closet, hiding from the overwhelming evidence that the rapp ... More >>
In honor of Michael Jackson, we're raiding our archives. Here's Stanley Crouch, writing in response to twin hit pieces on Jackson (by Greg Tate and Guy Trebay) published in the Voice two months prior.
Man in the Mirror
By Stanley Crouch
November 17, 1987
Because Afro-Americans have presented chal ... More >>
The news that obliterated the week that was: MJ. Our remembrance here, plus the complete Michael Jackson Voice archives, as written by the dream team of Robert Christgau, Chuck Eddy, Greg Tate, Vince Aletti, Stanley Crouch, Guy Trebay, Nelson George, Elvis Mitchell, Simon Frith, and Scott Poulson-Br ... More >>