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Pianists Fred Hersch and Brad Mehldau, saxophonists Tia Fuller and Miguel Zenón, and vocalists Gregory Porter and Cécile McLorin Salvant are among the nominees for the 61st Grammy Awards.

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Amir ElSaffar, a Chicago-born jazz trumpeter and composer, incorporates Iraqi musical traditions in his 17-piece Rivers of Sound orchestra.


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"I've been drunk with music all my life," Charles Lloyd muses, "and it's been my spiritual path. And the times that I was knocked off my mooring, I just found a way to get back up."

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The Gateway Project has been at a standstill since President Trump walked back on an Obama era deal to cover half the cost.  Democrats in New Jersey’s Congressional delegation believe they’ll have leverage in The House of Representatives come January through party control, but Congressman Josh Gottheimer says he’s cautiously optimistic.

Tyne Daly

Movie stars every season come to Broadway, but WBGO theater critic Michael Bourne this week reviews TV stars who've come OFF-Broadway.

Michael gives us his thoughts on Downstairs by Theresa Rebeck and starring Tyne Daly and Tim Daly as well as Thom Pain by Will Eno and starring Michael C. Hall.

Click above to hear Michael's reviews of both Off-Broadway shows.

Initially billed as a cost-cutting measure, the New Jersey superintendent salary cap failed to save money and instead resulted in a higher probability that superintendents across the state would quit, according to new research from Rutgers University.

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The United States was attacked by the Japanese Military on December 7, 1941.  Exactly one year later, the USS New Jersey launched for the first time from the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

Jack Willard is one of several history buffs you may meet aboard the Battleship New Jersey in Camden, where the dreadnought turned museum annually commemorates the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.  

To hear about the Battleship New Jersey, click the link above.

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