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Archive: August 2012 (3 Posts)

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Jazz Film Fridays: The !!!! Beat

Posted by: Pat Padua

The !!!! Beat was a pioneering blues, soul and R&B television show broadcast from WFAA in Dallas, Texas and hosted by radio d.j. William “Hoss” Allen. The series, which began production in January 1966, ran for 26 episodes with stellar performances by national and regional stars, including Little Milton, Esther Phillips, Etta James, Gatemouth Brown, Louis …

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Sheet Music of the Week: Curiosity 1901 Edition

Posted by: Pat Padua

The intelligent universe has been fascinated with the images coming from Tuesday’s landing of Curiosity, the new Mars rover. ┬áMan’s fascination with celestial objects is as old as civilization itself, and 20th century musical ruminations on the planets range from Holst’s 1916 orchestral suite The Planets to jazz iconoclast Sun Ra’s “Interplanetary Music” on the …

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Sheet Music of the Week: Lollapalooza Edition

Posted by: Pat Padua

The Oxford English Dictionary defines “lallapaloosa” as “something outstandingly good of its kind.” The term has its origins in American slang from the turn of the 20th century, but its most popular spelling variation is associated with a music festival of more recent vintage. Music fans converge on Chicago this weekend for the 2012 Lollapalooza. …