Jay Harvey Upstage
Sunday, January 21, 2018
John Beasley's MONK'estra: Wondering if the Thelonious Monk legacy is in good hands? Well, you needn't (mostly)
MONK'estra maestro John Beasley I found several of the band's videos on YouTube a thrilling indication of what I would be likely...
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Garrick Ohlsson adds familiar luster to ISO's all-Russian program
The way Russian classical music burst into the repertoire and now enjoys unshakable prominence Garrick Ohlsson played a scintillating Tch...
Friday, January 19, 2018
All You Need Is Bluff: On the Administration's first anniversary, a rousing yet depressing anthem in observance of its deceptions
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Coming to the Palladium: MONK'estra bridges the mid-20th-century innovations of Thelonious Monk to the present
John Beasley saw lots of creative room for himself in Monk's music. Thelonious Monk (1917-1982) left many compositions that were as ...
Sunday, January 14, 2018
'Chain Migration': A rousing old-soul song with new lyrics reflecting the Administration's hostility to immigrant families
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Dreams deferred in a classic representation: IRT opens 2018 with 'A Raisin in the Sun'
It's hard not to wince a little at a common rhetorical flourish of well-meaning politicians in response to the latest racist outrage in ...
Friday, January 12, 2018
Of generation and degeneration: Phoenix's 'Halftime With Don' goes deep in NNPN rolling world premiere
Brain-damaged ex-NFL star Don Devers (Bill Simmons) rests uneasily. The label of "America's Pastime" passed from baseball ...
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