Posts filed under ‘Arts and culture’
Jazz educator Dr. Billy Taylor died in January 2011 at age 89. In this musical essay from Maryland Morning, I reminisce about an encounter with Dr. Taylor that changed the way I listen to music. (more…)
After stumbling upon a chapter about the Chesapeake in a 1947 book about waterfowl hunting, I went down to Cambridge with Maryland Morning intern Erin Gleeson to see how the bay had changed since then, and how duck hunting had changed with it.
The premiere of the fifth season of The Wire rekindled a vicious dispute between David Simon and his former editors at the Baltimore Sun. It has gotten personal, but can we learn anything about how we report on our cities from the substance beneath the bickering? Find out in “Secrets of the City,” the cover story from the January/February 2008 issue of Columbia Journalism Review.
When film and television music supervisors need background music on the cheap, they turn to music libraries, who have pre-recorded music searchable by keywords like “dark” and “groovy.” It’s not meant to be listened to intently, but in the 1970s, some libraries were turning out irresistable avant-garde funk. Learn more in this piece from Studio 360.
On April 25, 2008, The Worship Squad performed under the Gospel Tent at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival for the first time. For their leader, Minister Ron Hadley, it was the culmination of a struggle to turn his life around. From Weekend America.