MCA/The Raymond Scott Archives

People all over the world can hum his tunes, yet relatively few have ever heard his name.

He was championed for creating a new sound in jazz, but never made it into jazz history books. His music was harmonically daring, but found its greatest audience through popular cartoons. A swing-era celebrity, he also stood at the vanguard of electronic music. These are among the dichotomies in the musical legacy of composer, bandleader, pianist, engineer and inventor Raymond Scott.

Yvonne Schmedemann

Mark de Clive-Lowe is a grand pianist and jazz technologist who fuses acoustic and electric sounds. Along with his keyboards and live electronics, his band on tour features Teodross Avery on saxophones, Corbin Jones on bass, and Gene Coye on drums.

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New York Voices sang at a WBGO event even before their first album. That was 30 years ago. I have lost count of how often they've come to talk and perform on Singers Unlimited through the years. 


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Former Essex County Democratic Freeholder Rolando Bobadilla is endorsing Republican Bob Hugin for US Senate.  He recently changed his party affiliation to independent.  In supporting Hugin, he made a note that he still supports democrats.

“I can tell you that I also voted for and supported our democratic governor. It’s not blue, it’s not red, it’s about people who I think are genuine in addressing the issues.”

Hugin calls his democratic opponent, incumbent US Senator Bob Menendez, a career politician with no interest in the people of New Jersey.

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Fans can now celebrate the life and legacy of Whitney Houston in her hometown. The Grammy Museum at the Prudential Center has a new exhibition called "Whitney!" that features never-before-seen artifacts that tell the story of Houston from her childhood in Newark to her rise to stardom.

 

Dot
Billie Holiday Theatre

The Billie Holiday Theatre at RestorationART in Brooklyn, in association with Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company in Atlanta, is presenting a new adaptation of Colman Domingo’s much heralded Dot

Dot is directed by Tony Award-winning Broadway and film director Kenny Leon and stars Emmy Award-winning Billie Holiday Theatre alumna Denise Burse as the lead character Dot.  Burse is best known for portraying  Claretha on Tyler Perry’s House of Payne.

Bernhardt/Hamlet
Roundabout Theatre Company

Theater critic Michael Bourne reviews three new shows about an actor, an author and a scientist. 

Bernhardt/Hamlet is about Sarah Bernhardt and is a Roundabout Theatre Company production.  The Winning Side about Werner von Braun is at the Acorn Theatre.  Bill Irwin's On Beckett is at the Irish Repertory Theatre. 

Click above to hear Michael's review of the three shows.

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